Filiz Soyak is an interdisciplinary artist exploring themes of consciousness, memory, and time through intuitive mark-making in painting, fiber and installation. Motherhood transformed her to be present and simplify. Mindfulness practices including meditation and breathwork have become integral to her work, as has communing with nature. Her work is created in synchronicity with her breath.
Soyak was born in 1979 in Belgium to a Turkish father and Swedish mother. She spent most of her childhood in Japan, before moving to the United States in her teens. After living in the Middle East and Caribbean she landed in New York City for several years before moving up to Hudson with her family in search of a slower, more conscious and grounded life. Soyak’s work has been widely exhibited and collected internationally.