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Sofia Bue is an internationally award-winning artist, having 3 world titles under her belt, in Special Effects Body Art and Make Up in 2013, 2015 and 2018.


Originally from Denmark, she now lives in New Zealand, working as a sculptor and SFX Make-Up artist for the world renowned Weta Workshop, best known for their work on Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Avatar.


Sofia has contributed her talents to many films and tv-series, such as The Hobbit trilogy, Chappie, Ghost in the Shell, Thunderbirds Are GO, and the upcoming re-boot of the 1980's classic "Critters - a New Binge" .

She has also worked on numerous public artworks and private commissions.


Sofia is an active member of, and contributor to, the body art industry. She judges at a number of events throughout New Zealand and teaches Body Art workshops around the world.


Bodies of Art is Sofia's first publication.

It uses the human body as a medium of storytelling and shows the essence of what a beautiful book is.


Proudly funded via Kickstarter, 192 backers helped make this creation a reality.

You can watch the project video here, and the book can be found in the shop


Weta Workshop

"The work within the pages of this beautiful art book is a personal odessey that Sofia has lived through over the past few years.

We look forward to seeing Sofia's book coming of the printers and into the hands of discerning collectors worldwide.

From myself and all the team at Weta Workshop, we thank you for your support of Sofia Bue".     

"Sofia Bue is not your traditional makeup artist.

Forget lipstick, eye-shadow and mascara. She uses paint and the human body as her canvas to create surreal images.

When Bue takes paint to the human body the results are sensational".

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