Sophia Tristán’s art explores balance, duality and identity, based in her experience living in a foreign country, and as a woman in constant inner and outer struggle with society’s opposition to female desire and control of their own bodies.
Sophia Tristán was born in 1988 in San José, Costa Rica. She received a Bachelor´s in Communication with emphasis in Creative communication and Public Relations from Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia and will complete her M.F.A. in 2017 from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, United States. Recent exhibitions include Encuentro de Artistas, Bajo el Cedro, San José, Costa Rica (2013), Colección Sintercafé, San José, Costa Rica (2013), Exposición personal Max Mara, San José, Costa Rica (2014), Exposición Colectiva, Galería Talentum, San José, Costa Rica (2014), Colección Sintercafé, San José, Costa Rica (2014), Group Show Ñ, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, United States (2017), 57th Venice Biennale Artist Residency, Venice, Italy (2017), MFA Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, United States (2018), Todos Latinos, Group Exhibition, Galería Baga06, Mexico City, Mexico (2018)
Tristán currently lives and works in between San José, Costa Rica, San Francisco, United States and Mexico City.