Sophia Maras explores the use of recycled materials and common objects in a form of mixed media artwork. Maras’ work revolves around her desire for order and repetition through the use of multiples and meticulous processes. With this body of work, she hopes to create pieces that will challenge people to see beauty in these insignificant objects. Born in the small town of Franklinton, LA, Maras grew up in a remote house in the country. Because of her father’s career in the restaurant industry, she was often surrounded by the city life of New Orleans, where she was exposed to a vast art scene. For her last two years of high school, she attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, where she developed a love for order and patterns in everything from her daily life to her math and science class notes.
In March of 2013 she received a BFA in 3D Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Maras’ artwork has been exhibited in several shows, such as the Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition at Louisiana Tech University and a solo exhibit, Multiples, at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, LA. However, her work was most recently exhibited in the 22 Annual Open Members Show: Water, Water, Everywhere at the Dayton Visual Arts Center in Dayton, OH, where she is currently living and working as an artist.