Sofia Haron

The perspective towards women is ever-changing throughout the years, and it’s always a fascinating topic for me to observe and delect. Being a woman myself, I question the notion of how society views women as mother bearing children, housewives, conforming to the patriarchal structure of society.

The concept of women and their roles have been upgraded throughout the past few years, whereby we can notice the rise of strong empowering females taking over mass media in all forms of shapes, sizes and ages. So, what does it truly mean to be a woman in this day and age?

As I evolve physically and spiritually as an artist, I am constantly moved by the uniqueness of females and their “roles” that is now being translated into my art. I believe emotions are the most important element in my artworks, hence the pairing of  figurative art with colors.

I was born in Penang, Malaysia. Having to deal with Aspergers Syndrome while growing up, life has always been more difficult as compared to others around me. Words and numbers weren’t my forte. However, I found solace through a different form of communication that is with paper and colors. At first, I pursue Industrial Design at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). However, fate led me to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts majoring in Painting.

I approach my paintings by using intuitive colors as my reference, this implies to what is being fed to me on a soul level while I am conceptualizing my works. I have experimented with many mediums, from fabric collages to sculptures throughout the years, however, I am still like painting better as a medium to communicate.

1991 Born in Pulau Pinang.
2012 Diploma in Fine Arts, UiTM Malacca.
2015 Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, UiTM Shah Alam.

SOLO EXHIBITION

2019
EVE
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Bintang 5
Segaris Art Center, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2018
Pancaroba
Ken Gallery, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur

2018
In defence of Poetry
Fella Design, Kuala Lumpur

2018
Art Aid
White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2018
Art Aid
Gala Dinner, Kuala Lumpur

2017
Rooster Mania
Zoo Atria Gallery, Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur

2017
XS Exhibition
Titikmerah Gallery, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2017
Journey Exhibition
Seri Pasific, Balai Seni Lukis, Kuala Lumpur

2016
The Feminist
HOM Art Trans, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

2016
Art Expo
Art Mosaic Project, HOM Art Trans, MATRADE Kuala Lumpur

2016
Bi Lateral Bonds
Taksu, Kuala Lumpur

2015
Art For Manik Urai
Gallery Chandan, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2015
Art Expo
Bauhaus Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2015
Elussive
Blackbox, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2015
The End
The Secret Hideout, Gallery Titikmerah, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2014
Rantai Art 2014
Red Bungalow, Kuala Lumpur

2013
Platform
Gallery Chandan, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013
Platform 1
Gallery Chandan, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013
M50
Morne Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2012
Tunas Ilham
Dewan Taming Sari Melaka, Melaka

2012
Open Shah Alam
Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor

2011
Still Life
Melaka Art Gallery, Melaka

2011
50/50
Melaka Art Gallery, Melaka

2011
Takik 1
Melaka Art Gallery, Melaka

2011
Takik 2
Melaka Art Gallery, Melaka

2010
Kala Warna Bertatih
Melaka Art Gallery, Melaka

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