Sophia Louise Mitropoulos is a multi-disciplinary artist who works to explore ideas and themes around the tension between strength and femininity, as well as the emotional interplay of anxiety and arousal. Her work is deeply rooted in the identity politics of women in strength sports and how this brings both a sense of empowerment and a sense of torment which can lead to feelings of otherness for women in muscular bodies. Mitropoulos' work argues that physical strength and femininity are not mutually exclusive and frames these two attributes as complementary to one another in efforts to shape how society sees women and their relationships with their physical embodiment by making work that bridges accessibility for women's experiences in the gym.
Mitropoulos was born in Queens, New York City. She currently lives in Long Beach, California where she trains as an Olympic Weightlifter and is the only person running the show at Snatch Magazine.
She graduated from the University of Southern California's Roski School of Art and Design in 2017 with a B.A. in Fine Art, emphasis in sculpture and printmaking. She is an experienced filmmaker and video editor who woke up one day and decided she wanted to draw instead.
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