BIO

Sofie Dieu has a Bachelor in Textile Design and Sculpture. In 2016, she graduated from Montpellier III University with a Master in Visual Art and Contemporary Practice. She currently teaches design theory at Monash University.

 

Sofie's collaborations include working with the Black Dog Institute and the Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition. Her work has been extensively shown in Gippsland and more recently was exhibited at Latrobe Regional Gallery. Her painting is published in The Spirit of the Bush, Art of Gippsland.

 

In 2019, Creative Gippsland invited Sofie Dieu to its Artist in Community Programme. That year, she also took part in Les Lizières (Fr.) and Falls Creek (VIC) residencies. In 2020, Sofie Dieu was the recipient of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's grant Tackling Tough Time Together, and East Gippsland Shire Council's grant Arts Project, for her Community art and wellness programme Stillness Through Art. She is a multi-art prizes and award finalist.

STATEMENT

Born in rural France, Sofie Dieu is a culturally and linguistically diverse visual artist. She engages with remote communities and first generation Australian women to develop her multimedia projects. Her art lies at the intersection of womanhood, healing and spirituality.

 

Through textile and poetry workshops, Sofie gathers Australians' narratives. In the bush, she performs these personal stories and records them through photography and video. She later edits and paints these digital works in her Melbourne studio.

 

Sofie's artworks focus on what shapes us, being our struggles as much as our hidden beauties. Profoundly poetic, her art gives voice to those who otherwise stay unheard.