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Sofia Maldonado
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Sofia Maldonado completed her postgraduate studies at Pratt Institute in 2008 and continues to live in New York. Her paintings draw inspiration from aspects of street culture, abstract art, and postfeminist theory. Maldonado was awarded a Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Puerto Rico, in 2012; she has also exhibited in several major institutions, including the Mint Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the Ringling Museum, the Tenth Havana Biennial, and El Museo del Barrio. Her public projects have been sponsored by Real Arts Ways, the Times Square Alliance, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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A Jump in the Sea

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 7:09 PM

Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado writes about her experience during Caribbean Linked II, a residency programme at Ateliers '89, Aruba. Maldonado cites the importance of projects like this in transcending boundaries -- geographical, political, cultural and language limitations -- and instead revealing the commonalities of the region. The relationships and...

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My Mural, My People

(49) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 2:35 PM


Photos by Zach Callahan.

My much-debated 42nd Street Project mural is not meant to represent all Latina and Black women -- we are very diverse. It is a compilation of memories and experiences I have had through my mural paintings...

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