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Sofia Athineou is a full-time artist of Greek heritage. She works mainly with glass, a medium with many sensual and optical qualities. Her sculptures capture the surrounding nature of the Waitakere Ranges, where her studio is located and the organic forms of elemental forces like wind, fire and water. The constant movement and natural patterns of these elements are captured in her sculptures. Sofia is fascinated by the way glass looks and feels and its natural ability to reflect and distort light and our perception of it.


A recent public commission for Auckland Transport Maungawhau/Mount Eden Station is currently in construction and due to be open to the public in 2025. For it, Athineou has created red glass triangles representing the god of volcanic activity incorporating cultural narratives and the geological context of the station area with the technical and functional needs of a train station.


Sofia has taught numerous glass casting workshops at Corbans Estate Arts Centre and privately and is represented by Black Door Gallery, Te Uru Gallery, Corbans Estate Arts Center and West Coast Gallery in Auckland,  Waiheke Community Arts Gallery in Waiheke, Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville, Brown & Co Gallery in Whanganui and Ora Gallery in Wellington.


If you are interested in learning the art of glass casting, register your interest here and we will keep you informed of future workshops.


Sara Vui-Talitu for VoicesSofia Athineou Interview. Greek squiggles benefit victims of violence.
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