Maldonado, Sofía

Sofia Maldonado

b. 1984, Puerto Rico



Born from a Cuban mother, in Puerto Rico. Her unique vision issues from the inherent complexities of her identity as well as the energies of the youth cultures that have informed her creative practice. Her work draws inspiration from abstraction; deconstructing post-colonial urban landscapes intertwine with nature, developing her own interpretation of nostalgia. Maldonado was awarded the Manhattan Community Arts Fund by the LMCC. Her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, in 2012; and has exhibited in several major institutions including the CAAM, Mint Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, The Ringling Museum; and Museo del Barrio. Public projects include 10th Havana Biennial, Real Arts Ways, Time Square Alliance, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Maldonado lives and works in New York.



2008 M.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2006 B.F.A Escuela de Artes Plasticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002 Sculpture and Installation Seminar, School of Visual Arts, NY


Solo Exhibitions



World Crisis, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York



Fever: Tropical Nostagias & Urban Anxieties…, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, PR

Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD



(R)AMPED, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Letargo: Tinta y Sangre, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico

Concrete Jungle Divas, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

Bling Bling, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

42nd Street Project, Times Square Alliance Mural Project, Times Square, NY



Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA

Skate My Patria, 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba



Project room, Pinta Art Fair, New York, NY



The Tropical Storm, Magnan Gallery, New York, NY



Sofía... en la isla, Galería Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico