Sofia Enriquez A Virgin’s Head, 2020 Latex on plywood 60 1/2 x 43 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. $3,000 Part of Zzyzx Redux, organized by Bernard Leibov On view at Intersect Palm Springs, February 10 – 13, 2022
Sofia Enriquez is a Mexican-American Fine Artist working in the Coachella Valley and in Honolulu, Hawaii. Enriquez received her BFA in Communication Arts at Otis College of Art & Design in 2014. Sofia creates works that explore her intercultural identity, symbolism, and feminism. Her practice consists of murals, large scale paintings, and her fashion collection MUCHO, that consists of one of a kind painted garments. Enriquez’s visual language includes simplified portraiture that is inspired by androgyny, traditional catholic paintings, and “Spanglish” phrases that are used as captions on some of her paintings to comment on her cultural diversity growing up in the United States. The iconography she uses create a literal way of her storytelling. She weaves bold elements such as Paisley, faces, and other graphics into fluid-like compositions that create the illusion of movement and timelessness.