Lesia Sochor

Sochor 'Leopardess' oil on collaged sewing pattern paper 34x46  2018.jpg

Born in Philadelphia, PA to Ukrainian immigrant parents, Lesia Sochor graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1974 with a degree in Fine Art. She moved to Brooks, Maine in 1980 where she lives at the end of a dirt road with her husband John, a woodworker. Together, they garden, build stone walls, make dandelion win, and run a small hydro-electric station.

Sochor’s work has exhibited extensively in the state of Maine and beyond, including both the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, ME.

In addition to her success as an artist, Sochor is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher of art who has taught in public schools, residencies through the Maine Arts Commission, and museum workshops. She has also illustrated two children’s books and continues to honor her roots by introducing the art of “Pysanka.” a Ukrainian decorated egg, in workshops throughout Maine.

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1974

Museums & Public Collections

  • Alex Katz Foundation, New York, NY

  • Woodstock Artists Association, NY

  • Kalamar Designs, Inc., Wantagh, NY

  • MBNA Corp., Newark, DE and Camden, ME

  • Mathias Fine art, Trevette, ME


Lucette Ruellan Award, Woodstock, NY (1978)
Hon. Mention, All Maine Biennial, Gorham, ME (1981)
Mathias Fine Art Purchase Award, Trevette, ME (2000)
Hon. Mention, KVAA, Hallowell, ME (2011)

Museum & University Exhibitions

  • 2013 - State House, Boston, MA

  • 2013 - Freyburg Academy, Pace Galleries, Freyburg, ME

  • 2013 - Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

  • 2012 - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2010 - Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

  • 2005 - State House, Augusta, ME

  • 2005 - University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

  • 2005, 2003 - College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

  • 2002 - Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, MA

  • 1997 - Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, ME

  • 1996 - Thomas College, Waterville, ME

  • 1993 - Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

  • 1992 - Unity College, Unity, ME

  • 1982 - University of Maine, Orono

  • 1981 - All Maine Biennial, USM, Gorham, ME