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Sofia Minson

Sofia Minson

Sofia Minson is a portrait and landscape oil painter of Ngati Porou (Maori), Swedish, English and Irish heritage.  She works from her studio in Auckland, New Zealand. 


Born in Auckland in 1984, Sofia spent much of her childhood in Samoa, Sri Lanka and China due to her father's civil engineering work.  On returning to New Zealand as a teenager, painting enabled her to reconnect with her homeland and her mixed Maori and European heritage, as well as celebrate the cultural and religious diversity that she had experienced overseas. 


Sofia’s contemporary Maori portraits depict creative individuals who are helping to evolve today’s culture through their own art forms or roles in society.  Her mythical, primordial landscapes and seascapes with ancient waka (canoes) are inspired by the creation myths, voyaging history and spirit of Aotearoa (New Zealand). 




Tuke - Rock Wren Sofia Minson
Tuke - Rock Wren Sofia Minson

Tuke - Rock Wren

Limited edition print.  75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm.   Image size is 760mm high x 530mm wide surrounded by an unpr..

$950.00
Ngahuia Sofia Minson
Ngahuia Sofia Minson

Ngahuia

Limited edition of 95 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 780mm high x 475mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white borde..

$950.00

Ngahuia

$950.00

Heaven and Void
Heaven and Void

Heaven and Void

Limited edition unframed print on hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm.  Edition of 95.Dimensions: 710 x 560mm.In Maori culture, huia were not usually eaten but were rare and treasured for their precious ..

$950.00

Heaven and Void

$950.00

Tuihana Sofia Minson
Tuihana Sofia Minson

Tuihana

Limited edition unframed print on hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm.  Edition of 95.Dimensions: 785mm high x 470mm wide. Loose, black, ink-like washes shape the body of the tui, while the mustard ..

$950.00

Tuihana

$950.00

 Waka Maui  Maori Art
 Waka Maui  Maori Art

Waka Maui

This work was inspired by the legend of Māui, a demi-god who lived in Hawaiiki, the mythical ancestral homeland of the Māori. One day when Māui and his brothers went fishing far out into the oc..

$1,095.00

Waka Maui

$1,095.00

He Iti Kahurangi Maori Art
He Iti Kahurangi Maori Art

He Iti Kahurangi

In this print a yellowhead or mōhua, a small endemic South Island bird, stands in front of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu, in which Mt Earnslaw and surrounding mountains are reflected. On closer in..

$790.00
Aroha mai, aroha atu  Maori Art
Aroha mai, aroha atu  Maori Art

Aroha mai, aroha atu

Aroha mai, aroha atu   "Aroha mai, aroha atu" is a Maori proverb meaning "love received, love returned." To the artist this work describes balance and symmetry. It is abou..

$970.00
The Kaka is Calling Maori Art
The Kaka is Calling Maori Art

The Kaka is Calling

The Kaka is Calling   “Ka tangi te Kākā” (The Kākā is calling) is a Māori phrase often said as part of Tauparapara, which is a prayer or chant to invoke the gods’ protection. This ..

$950.00
He Kotuku Rerenga Tahi Maori Art
He Kotuku Rerenga Tahi Maori Art

He Kotuku Rerenga Tahi

Unframed Limited Edition Print Edition of 75.   Printed on matte paper of museum archival quality.   Dimensions: 700mm high x 700mm wide  ..

$1,095.00
From Rangitea Maori Art
From Rangitea Maori Art

From Rangitea

Unframed Limited Edition Print 75 signed prints available. Printed on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 546mm high x 740mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white bord..

$950.00

From Rangitea

$950.00

Matawhaorua Maori Art
Matawhaorua Maori Art

Matawhaorua

Unframed Limited Edition PrintMatawhaorua comes in a special limited edition print of just 30. Prints are on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 700mm x 700mm.Motivated by Sofia..

$1,095.00

Matawhaorua

$1,095.00

Matire Te Horowai Maori Art
Matire Te Horowai Maori Art

Matire Te Horowai

Matire Te Horowai comes in a special unframed limited edition print of just 30.Prints are on matte paper of museum archival quality. Dimensions: 700mm x 700mm. “Matire Te Horowai” is a portr..

$1,095.00

Matire Te Horowai

$1,095.00