Indonesian Diaspora Dancers Sofia Cristanti
#102 10305 – 100 Ave
Monday – Friday 11 am – 2 pm Daily 5 – 10 pm
A series of oil pastel-mix media paintings demonstrate how Indonesian female immigrant volunteer dancers delivered their best of beauty through the Indonesian traditional dance at Edmonton Heritage Festival. They come from different professional backgrounds and ethnicities, proudly wearing beautiful modernized traditional dress set in poetical, misty, and dreamy landscape interacted with summer sunlight illumination. The artwork series represents an immigrant story of cultural celebration.
Sofia Cristanti was born and raised in Indonesia, receiving a Fine Art degree majoring in painting and an MBA from Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia. She focuses on conceptual art exploring mediums from painting to art installation, video art, and art performance. Cristanti immigrated to Canada in 2010 and received the Cultural Diversity Award from the Edmonton Arts Council in 2011. Currently, she concentrates on contemporary painting working with pastels, acrylic, and oil.