KOA Art Gallery to feature Samila Sosic

Samila architecture

The KOA Art Gallery will feature the work of local artist Samila Sosic in an exhibition opening Sept. 8.

 

            An opening for the show, “Between the Line and the Mind,” will be held at noon in KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall. The exhibition will be on view in the gallery through Oct. 2.

 

            Sosic merged her art studies and her career as an architect to create art with interesting compositions and opposing elements.

 

            She will exhibit both architectural drafting and recent paintings. “This exhibition merges two different career paths in my life,” she said.

 

            The instructor of art is a native of Bosnia who moved to New York City in 1992. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

            In 2005, she enrolled in the interdisciplinary arts program at Pitt-Bradford, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011. She continued her art education at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing.

 

            Classes she teaches include Drawing, Painting, Mural Design, and Contemporary Portraiture.

 

            Sosic is also the Director of Study Abroad and International Services at Pitt-Bradford.

 

            Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

            For more information, visit www.samilasfineart.org. For disability needs related to the exhibition, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at Pitt-Bradford at 814-362-7609 or email Carma Horner at clh71@pitt.edu.