Sophia Van Wyk
Sophia van Wyk has worked in the South African art industry for more than ten years, primarily as a Corporate Art Curator and practising artist. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to collaborate on various projects with different Universities and Art Institutions. She spearheaded various community engagement workshops and artists’ talks to the public. In 2003 Sophia Van Wyk completed her Bachelor of Art in Fine Art degree at the University of Stellenbosch and in 2015 she graduated from her Masters in Fine Art (Cum Laude), specialising in sculpture, from the University of Johannesburg. Van Wyk also holds qualifications in furniture making, specialising in wood machining and cabinet making. In her sculptures and paintings van Wyk creates subversive and non- representational biomorphic forms that becomes a metaphor for ‘new meaning. Through these abstract sculptural and painted shapes she examines her interaction with the world with regards to current social injustices and her personal history and memories.