Sophia Dixon Dillo

Sophia Dixon Dillo is an artist working with light as an active medium in her work. In 2019, Dillo founded Soka Design when she became interested in creating work that was accessible to more people. She pulled up to a jeweler’s bench and began working with metal and its reflective qualities to create wearable art in brass, sterling silver, and gold-fill. These pieces tie back to her other artwork, emphasizing simplicity and the natural undulations that come with a hand-drawn approach. Her minimal approach and attention to the subtleties of light have roots in her upbringing. From an early age she learned to observe the minute details of the world around her by watching her father Willard Dixon, an artist and Zen practitioner, work in his studio. Dillo currently lives with her husband at the Boulder Zen Center in Boulder, Colorado. She exhibits and is collected throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 2015 she did an installation for the Calvin Klein Collection in New York City made from 83 miles of copper thread for their holiday window. ArtWeek.LA chose her solo exhibit, Emergence, as a “Pick of the Week”. Dillo has also been recognized as a notable Colorado artist, participating in Colorado Women in Abstraction at the Center for Visual Arts in Denver.