My name is Sophie Wantia and I founded Studio Wantia in the search of optimism and play within our daily lifes. By collaging a graphic and playful dialogue between the body, objects, and space, I create my own graphic world. In this graphic world I play with recognition and the unknown.
In 2019 I graduated in Fashion Design, at the School of Arts in Utrecht. During my education my enthusiasm for collage and endless experimenting with color, shape and materials grew. This is when I started my research in play. I was blessed to have my graduation project ‘Need to Play’ shown on many platforms, including Amsterdam Fashion Week, Fashionclash and Dutch Design Week.
In 2020 I was the winner of the Joke Veeze Award and after this I experimented with an interactive exhibition in Rotterdam. In 2021 I won the Epson Design Awards at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. With all these opportunities I got to specialize in print design with sublimation and plotting.
I’m excited to continue to grow in the right way!
July - September 2022
April - June 2022
01.11 - 03.11.2019
19.10 - 27.10.2019
08.07 - 09.07.2019
26.06 - 30.06.2019
08.10 - 21.10.2018
19.01 - 28.01.2018
Art exhibition at Puhashop, Utrecht
Art exhibition at Kaffeetaria, Utrecht
Article Texintel for Epson Design Awards
Winner Epson Design Awards
Article by Wonen360
Meet to play workshop and exhibition 't Zandbakkie, Rotterdam
Winner Jooke Veeze Award
Article by Dutch Design Daily
Fashion Clash Festival, The route, Bijenkorf Maastricht
Dutch Design Week, exhibition at Design Perron, Eindhoven
Article by NSMBL
Participant Lichting 2019, Amsterdam Fashion Week
Modefabriek, exhibition The Graduates, Amsterdam
Article by I-D Magazine
Exposure '19: HKU Design, Pastoefabriek, Utrecht
Dazzle to Dazzle, Bijenkorf, Utrecht
Dazzle to Dazzle, Disclosure, Academiegalerie, Utrecht