Sophie Schubakoff

Cosmopolitan Artist

Born in Lidingö 1984, Nationality: Finland

  • My life long love is for painting and my theme revolves around WATER.  It appears to be my ultimate study and search for the ultimate way to depict concepts. I use water as a looking glass to expose the reality of my vision.  I like to play with illusions and distortion.  I love what I do and believe that water is the future, the future to a clearer vision of my artistic integrity. I have got creation bubbling from my fingertips and am eager to bring it forward to be viewed as a new form of seeing.  Jump inside their world through the paintings.  All it takes is your imagination to activate the waves and to see what the secret is that lies beneath.

Education: Kuvataiteen Maisteri 2011
Master of Fine Arts

Language Skills: English, Finnish, and German

Lived in Stockholm Sweden, Mamer Luxembourg, Helsinki, Espoo Finland, Moscow Russia, Hamburg Germany, and London England

Influential Artists: Gustav Klimt Alfons Mucha, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, Monet, Francis Bacon

Tools: Mainly acrylic paints on canvas applied with brushes, although, I choose not to limit myself and am always looking to challenge myself through other methods, mediums, and topics such as wood work, oil painting…

  • 2009-2011 Kuvataideakatemia Master´s Degree in Fine Arts (MFA)

  • 01.01-01.04.2007 ERASMUS University College of London SLADE

  • 2005 – 2009 Kuvataideakatemia Bachelors Degree

  • 2003 International Baccalaureate (IB)

Grants / Scholarships
  • Anita Snellman Foundation, 2010

  • Kuvataideakatemia Grant, 2009

  • Salmela Artist Grant, 2009

  • Kuvataideakatemia Fine Arts University, Grant, 2007
  • 2013 Art of Basware Audience Favorite Award
  • 2013 Gagliardi Gallery Award London exhibition
  • 2012 Chianciano International Artist Honorable Mention Award
Societies member
  • Finnish Painters Society Full Member
  • Espoon kuvataiteilijat
  • Helsingin Kuvataiteilijat
  • Suomen Taiteilijat ry
  • Yrjö Kilpinen-seura ry
  • Uudenmaankuvataiteilijat
  • Copyright Kuvasto ry
  • Suomen Taideyhdistys
  • Teosto oy
  • Gramex
Collaborations & Special Projects
  • LIED-Sävellyskilpailu (Lied Composers Competition), 2017
    Four Seasons (Sheet Music Cover Design) 2018
Raised and seasoned by Dartelinax