Sophia Tristán’s art explores balance, identity, and the constant inner and outer search of authenticity, examined through personal, familial and cultural historical identity. It has become a way for the artist to gain physical and emocional agency, aiming to empower by speaking directly about the issues that surround us daily.
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 an M.F.A. 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 San José, Costa Rica.