Sophie Schubakoff

Fine Arts Painter

Born 1984, Nationality Finland

  • Sophie Schubakoff has been actively painting and exhibiting all around the world, including New York, Abu Dhabi, Florence, London, Paris and many more. She is known for her expressive paintings of imaginative underwater worlds.  Her medium is mainly acrylic paint and she expresses texture vividly with her use of brushstrokes. Her paintings depict the cultural impact to the modern day life of an artist and translates it through the art world with humour and witty investigation.  These paintings are ecstatically pleasing, skilfully executed and full of curiosity.  Schubakoff has a way of looking at the world through her eccentricities and meticulous attention to details.


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
  • Taiteen edistämiskeskus 2020, 2021, 2021, 2022

  • 2013 Art of Basware Audience Favorite Award
  • 2013 Gagliardi Gallery Award London exhibition
  • 2012 Chianciano International Artist Honorable Mention Award
  • 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
Collaboration & Special Projects
  • LIED-Sävellyskilpailu (Lied Composers Competition), 2017
    Four Seasons (Sheet Music Cover Design) 2018
Artworks in Collections
  • Taidekeskus Salmela
  • Hotel Bloom Mural – Brussels, Belgium
  • Private Banking Companies
  • Private Headhunting Company
  • Private Lawyer Company
  • Private Peoples Collections
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