Sofia Athineou is a full-time artist of Greek heritage. She works mainly with glass, a medium with many sensual and optical qualities.
Her sculptures capture the surrounding nature of the Waitakere Ranges, where her studio is located and the organic forms of elemental forces like wind, fire and water. The constant movement and natural patterns of these elements are captured in her sculptures.
A recent public commission for Auckland Transport Maungawhau/Mount Eden Station is currently in construction and due to be open to the public in 2025. Sofia has created red glass triangles representing the 53 volcanoes of Tāmaki Makaurau, incorporating cultural narratives and the geological context of the station area with the technical and functional needs of a train station.
She has taken part in numerous prestigious exhibitions, created commissions for many collectors and won many awards.