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Sobo Artz

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

b. Georgetown, Guyana, South America- Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

As a child, Sobo lived steps from the famous Sea Wall in Georgetown, Guyana. When she was in grade school, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario. She loved drawing and painting and dreamed of becoming a professional artist.

Throughout high school Sobo flourished in the visual arts courses and volunteered at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Being in close proximity to these fantastic works of art was very inspiring to her. When in the presence of a Rothko, Diebenkorn, De Kooning, or a Frankenthaler work, Sobo felt that she could travel to a zone where there would be infinite possibilities.

She studied Business Management at college and worked in the financial sector. Eventually, Sobo wound up on a path that led her back to the arts.

From a chance meeting, she became a professional recording engineer and songwriter. Sobo has since co-written songs with an Award Winning Music Producer that have charted in both Canada and the U.S.

Some of these songs have been featured on hit television shows worldwide including "America's Next Top Model"(ABC), "NUMB3RS" (CBS), "My Super Sweet Sixteen" (Mtv), "Next" (Mtv), "Pimp My Ride" (Mtv), "Hit The Floor" (BET), etc...

For the past couple of years, Sobo has focused more of her creative energy on the visual arts while still co-writing songs on the side including Lola’s hit radio single “Your One and Only” (#14 FMQB A/C Chart U.S.A.).

She's had her artwork displayed in multiple venues in North America and Asia. One of her paintings “Changing Tide” can be seen in the upcoming film “Keystroke”.

With a principle focus on abstract, Sobo seems to consistently capture the essence of the human condition in her works. With a style that varies from the layering of colour to vibrant palette knife painting, she continues to grow in style and confidence with each new work. She also incorporates the tropical hues of her childhood bringing an effervescent, yet visceral feeling to the viewer.

Surrounded by an amazing array of artist peers from a new and thriving Toronto Art Scene, Sobo's patrons continue to grow with works finding homes in Canada and the United States.

Some of her private collectors include Grammy and Juno Winners, Music Publishers, Film/TV Executives, Real Estate Agents/Developers, Bay Street Lawyers, Accountants,Financial Advisors, Entrepreneurs, etc...


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Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

I love the summer, however, I especially love autumn because of the ever changing colors of the landscape.

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

songwriter, and I enjoy baking

Favourite movie

Many, but to name a few...The Princess Bride, Rear Window, Wait Until Dark, Jerry Maguire

Beverage of choice

At the moment, cold coconut water

Why is art important to you?

I love both appreciating and creating art.

What do you listen to when you work?

Currently, classical music

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Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Arta Gallery, Distillery Historic District
Finding Love Exhibition

2019

Arta Gallery, Distillery Historic District
Holiday Show

2019

Arta Gallery, Distillery Historic District
New Moon Exhibition

Artisans At Work - Toronto

Rebellion Gallery - Toronto

2013

Riverdale Hub - Toronto

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