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20170709190708-farmland
Farmland in Putnam, ON, Canada, 2017 Oil On Canvas 18" X 24" © SofiL
20170709190714-field
Inclining Field in Putnam, ON, Canada,, 2017 Oil On Canvas 20" X 24" © SofiL
20171001192812-life
Richard's Memorial Park, ON, Canada, 2017 Oil On Canvas 20 X 16 Inches © SofiL
20171001192743-boat
Lakeside Park Beach, ON, Canada, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 14 X 11 Inches © SofiL
20170709190707-cherry_blossom
Cherry Blossom at High Park, ON, Canada, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 18 X 18" © SofiL
20170709190722-tobermory_harbor
Tobermory Harbor, ON, Canada, 2017 Oil On Canvas 14" X 11" © SofiL
20171001192744-camp
Life Painting at Brant Conservation Area, ON, Canada, 2017 Oil On Canvas 9 X 12 Inches © SofiL
20170709190722-riverwood
Riverwood Park, ON, Canada, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 20" X 16" © SofiL
20171001192819-reflection
Brant Conservation Area, ON, Canada #2, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 12 X 9 Inches © SofiL
20171001192830-sugar
Sugar Beach, ON, Canada, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 12 X 9 Inches © SofiL
20171001192739-beach
Port Stanley Beach, ON, Canada, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 9 X 12 Inches © SofiL
20171001192759-lavender_2
Lavender Farm, Milton, ON, Canada #2, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 9 X 12 Inches © SofiL
20171001192801-lavender
Lavender Farm, Milton, ON, Canada #1, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 14 X 11 Inches © SofiL
20171001192815-quick
Brant Conservation Area, ON, Canada #1, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 10 X 8 Inches © SofiL
20171001192831-to
Toronto, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 12 X 9 Inches © SofiL
20170314000316-fall
Fall in Canada, 2016-17 Oil On Canvas 30" X 48" © SofiL
20171001192822-sky
Cloud Study, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 8 X 10 Inches © SofiL
20170215205852-tobermory
Tobermory, ON, Canada, 2016 Oil On Panel 24" X 24" © SofiL
20170215205941-buckingham_palace__acrylic_on_canvas__15
Buckingham Palace, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 6" X 12" © SofiL
20170215205852-olcott_beach__ny__oil_on_canvas__60
Olcott Beach, NY, 2016 Oil On Canvas 24" X 30" © SofiL
20170215205945-morning_on_westminster_bridge__acrylic_on_canvas__55
Morning on Westminster Bridge, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 22" X 14" © SofiL
20160501020412-nashville_email
Nashville, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 44" X 118" © SofiL
20170314000445-dc
Washington, D.C., 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 66” © SofiL
20170314000420-hkhk
Hong Kong, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 60” © SofiL
20170314000910-chicago
The "Loop", Chicago, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 72" X 60” © SofiL
20150721090537-moonshine
Tennessee, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36 X 72 Inches © SofiL
20160709030719-1_lee_civita_di_bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio, 2015-16 Oil On Canvas 30” X 20” © SofiL
20160709030732-brussels2
Brussels, Belgium, 2015 Acrylic And Papier Mâché On Canvas 62” X 126 ½” © SofiL
20170314000427-boston2
Boston, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 84" © SofiL
20170215223225-vc1
Vatican City, 2016 Oil On Canvas 84" X 48" © SofiL
20150721083332-lee_sophy_4
Memorial Circle, Indianapolis, 2015 Oil On Canvas 30 X 48 Inches © SofiL
20150721083355-leesophy_1
You know what this is, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36 X 24 Inches © SofiL
20160709030740-smoky
Driving on Smoky Mountains, Tennessee #1, 2015-16 Oil On Canvas 20" X 20" © SofiL
20160709030725-amish
Amish Country, Pennsylvania, 2015 Oil On Linen 14" X 41" © SofiL
20170314000358-erindale
Erindale Station, ON, Canada , 2016 Oil On Canvas 36" X 30" © SofiL
20150721083102-lee_sophy__hong_kong_is_dying_
Hong Kong is Dying, 2012 Acrylic, Oil, Resin, And Newspaper On Canvas And Panels Set Of 16, Each 12" X 12” © SofiL
20160709030719-2_lee_driving_on_the_smoky_mountains__tennessee__2
Driving on Smoky Mountains, Tennessee #2, 2015-16 Oil On Canvas 32" X 32" © SofiL
20150721083349-canada_photo
Canada Series, 2014 Oil On Gesso Board, And Acrylic On Canvas Set Of 2, 8" X 8", 36" X 48" © SofiL
20150721083357-portugal
Portugal, 2014 Acrylic, Oil, Graphite, Marker, Nails, Panels, Paper, And Canvas 60 X 97 Inches © SofiL
20150721083337-leesophy_2
Ireland #1 Study, 2015 Oil On Paper 22 X 15 Inches © SofiL
20150721083331-lee_sophy_2
Ireland #1, 2015 Oil On Canvas 60 X 48 Inches © SofiL
20150721083343-lee_sophy__self-portrait__1_
Self-portrait #1, 2012 Oil On Canvas 30 X 25 Inches © SofiL
20150721083338-lee_sophy__self-portrait__2_
Self-portrait #2, 2012 Oil On Canvas 38 X 30 Inches © SofiL
20150721083540-hermit
Hermits, 2014 Arylic And Oil On Canvas Set Of 3, Each 36" X 24" © SofiL
20150721083429-church_studies
Church Studies for “Portugal”, 2014 Acrylic On Paper Set Of 6, 11" X 8", 11" X 8", 11.5" X 7.5", 11.5" X 8", 9.5" X 6.5", 9.5" X 6.5" © SofiL
20150721083533-s2
Spain Series #2, 2012 Acrylic, Oil, And Resin On Panels Set Of 2, Each 12" X 18" © SofiL
20150721083324-ireland_2_photo
Ireland #2, 2015 Acrylic, Resin, And Paper Pulps On Canvas 48 X 36 Inches © SofiL
20150721091950-sofil_sophy_lee__hometown_set_of_3__6_x6__9_x9__12_x12_inch_acrylic__paper_pulps__and_resin_on_canvas
Hometown, 2012 Acrylic, Paper Pulps, And Resin On Canvas Set Of 3, 6" X 6", 9" X 9", 12" X 12" © SofiL
20150721083528-s1
Spain Series #1, 2012 Acrylic, Paper Pulps, And Resin On Canvas Set Of 4, 12” X 12”, 10” X 10”, 8” X 8”, 12” X 12" © SofiL
20150721083532-russia
Russia Series, 2012 Acrylic, Paper Pulps, And Resin On Canvas Set Of 3, 12" X 24”, 6” X 6”, 8” X 8” © SofiL
20150721083632-italy
Italy, 2012 Acrylic, Paper Pulps, And Resin On Canvas 12 X 12 Inches © SofiL
20160709035307-img_7357
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Hong Kong
Lives in
Toronto
Works in
New York/ Toronto
Schools
New York Studio School, 2016, MFA
OCAD University - Ontario College of Art and Design, 2013, BFA
Tags
painting, drawing, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional
Statement

SofiL is a Hong Kong-born Canadian emerging visual artist and designer. She received her BFA from Ontario College of Art, also known as OCAD University, and her MFA from New York Studio School. 

Hong Kong was a British Colony in Asia and now a part of China, where as Canada was also a British Colony. Growing up under the influence of both Western and Eastern cultures, SofiL is engaged in examining art and multiculturalism. She is fond of the interaction between the East and the West, and her work demonstrates a mixture of two sides of perspective. In the exploration of traditional Western painting (paint on a surface), a hint of aesthetic taste and value of Asian calligraphy is also suggested.

In SofiL's early work of the cultural exchange series, she usually depicts a place that either she is familiar with (such as Hong  Kong and Canada) or a European country, which she had never been to but is fascinated by. She is building her abstract imagery based on research and her perception of that particular culture.

To elaborate on the series, SofiL starts a new series of painting about places that she has been to and working from memory without using any direct references from life nor photograph. Her diverse background and travelling experience are sincerely portrayed. Since there is no specific guidelines nor structure that she has to follow, her work becomes more impromptu as well as she feels more free and impulsive. The image is formed as the process goes. There is nothing but true devotion. 

SofiL has exhibited extensively across Ontario, Canada and New York State. Her work is in several private collections. She is a recipient of the LCU Housing Grant, and numerous scholarships and awards, such as Concordia Scholarship and Association of Christian Schools International Fine Arts Festival Awards.
 

Exhibited at these venues
SofiL has Exhibited at these venues: