Sofia Niazi

Sofia Niazi is an artist and illustrator working and living between London and Birmingham. She completed an MA in illustration at Kingston University. Sofia has produced work for Migration Museum, Museum of London, Barbican and The Guardian, amongst others. She regularly leads workshops and delivers talks about her work in community, gallery and academic settings.

As part of OOMK, she currently runs a community RISO print studio in Newham, Rabbits Road Press, with studio mates Rose Nordin and Heiba Lamara. She employs various digital and hand drawn techniques and crafts to explore questions around housing, technology and politics.

Sofia’s Jerwood Bursary will support her to undertake a rug gun tufting course to gain a better understanding of the materials, equipment and techniques that needed to further raise the ambition of her  fibre works. She will also learn about natural dyeing from an experienced wool dyer, and using a range of sustainable materials found in woodlands develop a new skill set and a swatch book of colours for use in her work.

Unreal Estate by Sofia Niazi at Eastside Projects. Image: Stuart Whipps