Sofia Areal

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Sofia Areal, born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1960, is a painter. She began her training in 1979 at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design in St. Albans.

Back in Portugal she studied etching and painting at Ar.Co (Art and Visual Communication Center).

Group exhibitions began in 1982 and solo exhibitions in 1990. Besides her painting and drawing she has also worked in illustration, tapestry, graphic design and scenography.

Sofia Areal has exhibited in various countries individually and collectively. She had a 10 year retrospective in 2011.[citation needed]

Institutional Collections[edit]

Modern Art Center, Lisbon, Portugal.
Casa da Cerca - Contemporary Art Center, Almada, Portugal.
Elvas Museum of Contemporary Art, Elvas, Portugal.
Palmela City Council, Palmela, Portugal.
Ponta Delgada City Council, Azores, Portugal.
Ponte de Sor Municipal Library, Ponte de Sor, Portugal.
Vodafone Collection, Lisbon, Portugal.

References in books[edit]

2012 Sofia Areal, “Portugal entre Gerações”, edited by Almerinda Romeira, Centauro publishers, Lisbon, Portugal.
Luís Campos e Cunha, “Escolhas de Sofia”. Text for the book "Sofia Areal", Babel publishers.
Emília Ferreira, “Quando ela diz não, é não. Quando ela diz sim é sim”. Text for the book "Sofia Areal", Babel publishers.
2007 “XXI Interiores”, Coleções Unibanco, Graça Viterbo.
2005 Emília Ferreira, “Com as cores de Sofia”. Interview in “MID” magazine.
2004 Emília Ferreira, “Sofia Areal, in Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão”. Guide to the collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
2002 Jorge Silva Melo, "Deixar a Vida", Cotovia publishers.
1995 João Miguel Fernandes, "Abstract &Tartarugas ", Relógio de Água publishers.

Articles and critics (selection)[edit]

2012 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Newsletter, January Lisbon, Portugal.
2011 José Luis Porfirio, “Celebrar a Alegria”, in Expresso (weekly newspaper), 10 July.
2011 Helena Vasconcelos, “Traços Livres”, in ELLE Magazine.
2011 Radio Renascença, interview with Sofia Areal 2011 Not Credited, Cultural Agenda, Público (daily newspaper), 7 June.
2011 Maria Leonor Nunes, “Sofia Areal – Um diário pintado”, in Jornal de Letras (bi-monthly arts newspaper), 18 May.
2011 Manuel Falcão, “A Esquina do Rio”, Jornal de Negócios (weekly newspaper), 5 May.
2010 David Mariano, “Armazém das Artes apresenta diversas exposições de Verão”, in Região da Nazaré (bi-monthly), 18 August.
2010 Not Credited, Cultural Agenda, in Jornal de Leiria (weekly newspaper), 5 August.
2010 J.F., “Esposição de Verão do Armazém das Artes”, in Gazeta das Caldas (weekly newspaper), 30 July.
2010 Not Credited, “Produção de Quatro Artistas”, in Diário de Viseu (daily newspaper), 27 July.
2010 Not Credited, “Pintura moderna no TMG”, in Interior (weekly newspaper), 22 July.
2010 Not Credited, “Galeria de Arte do TMG recebe “Quatro””, in Terras da Beira (weekly newspaper), 3 June.

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