Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1975. Puerto Rican artist of Cuban descent is a sculptor, painter and printmaker. In 1997 she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from “Universidad de Sagrado Corazon” in Santurce, PR. Concurrently she studied ceramics from the “Escuela de Artes Plasticas” and “Taller de Bellos Oficios” from the University of Puerto Rico. In 1999 she obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from PRATT Institue in Brooklyn, NY with a minor in ceramics. Arsuaga worked as a professor in the sculpture department at the “Escuela de Artes Plasrticas” of San Juan and also taught painting and ceramic at the Museum of Puerto Rico. Sofia has participated locally and internationally, her work has been chosen for the Ceramic Bienial at the Museo Contemporaneous de PR. She is the In-House Artist/Art Curatorat Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Dorado, PR . The artist continues to work in her studio in Guaynabo, P.R.
Declaración de la artista
"Fosilizadas quedan en el alma las experiencias vividas, vida tras vida el ayer y el hoy unidos en uno solo. En amor y desamor, somos lo que somos producto de instantes compartidos junto a otros seres. Navegando voy en busca de mi verdad, es en esa verdad y a través de ella que descubro, en silencio, la absoluta grandeza de mi YO.
Ya no soy lo que era y no seré lo que soy. Sumergida en el amor del SER, en la aceptación de lo que ya no es, que con firmeza y valentía ya solo sé SER. Solo soy lo que soy y seré lo que seré, con alas al alma volaré…"
"Fossilized are forever in our souls the experiences lived, Life after life, yesterday and today together in one. In love and lack of it, we are what we are, the product of instances shared with other souls. I sail in search of my truth; it is within that truth and through it that I discover, in silence, the absolute grandiosity of I.
I am not what I was and will not be what I am. Submerged in the love of BEING, in the acceptance of what is not anymore, that with fortitude and bravery I only know now how to BE. I am only what I am and will be what I will be, with wings to my soul I will fly…"