Visual Storyteller & Artist
Angie Sotiropoulos is a Visual Storyteller & Artist based in Edmonton, Alberta. The land on which she is creating is Treaty 6 Territory and home to the many indigenous peoples who have been creating for generations before her. She is formally trained as a Props Artisan and Scenic Painter for theatre from MacEwan University and has been working in professional live theatre, opera, dance, events and in film and television for over twenty years.
Developing and growing a number of personal creative projects has been a focus for her since 2016. Drawn to working with a variety of media, her work is whimsical, dimensional and colourful. Her sculptural works are created under the banner of the Society of Curious Creatures. Nature, story and cute faces inhabit this world of curiosities. She enjoys painting with watercolour and ink on location as an Urban Sketcher and translating those works into larger studio projects like the Storefronts of YEG series. Most recently, her long time interest in bookmaking and pop ups has become the medium to merge her other creative projects with the creation of Dragonfly Book Press . Unique sketchbooks and notebooks along with weekly sketching prompts, are a means to encourage others to pursue a regular creative practice. Storytelling is at the heart of all of her work and becoming a bookbinder is helping her pursue her goals of turning her fanciful world of creatures into pop up and movable paper works.
She is a member of a number of professional organizations including CARFAC, the Sculptor’s Association of Alberta, the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist Guild, IATSE Local 210, the International Urban Sketcher’s Edmonton chapter and the Movable Book Society. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Canada and the UK and she is an active member in the local art and craft market scene.
When not in the studio she enjoys travelling with her partner or can be found tending to her ever growing menagerie of plants.
Theatrical and Entertainment Gallery
You can see a selection of the work I have created here in the last 20 plus years of working in the live entertainment industry. This career was an unexpected journey for me but one I am eternally grateful for. It connected me with a community of artists working in so many fields that it really gave me an education and an appreciation of what is is to be a working artist of any stripe.
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