Magnus Sodamin’s vibrantly colorful, Everglades-inspired murals have been turning heads across Miami-Dade County, from Miami’s FTX Arena to Edgewater’s 2500 Biscayne Boulevard building and the Miami Springs Community Center.
Magnus Sodamin was born in Manhattan, New York in 1987. He spent one year training at the Nansenskolen (Nansen Academy) in Lillehammer, Norway and received his BFA from the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 2012. Sodamin's work has been featured at group exhibitions staged in Lillehammer and throughout Miami including the 2012 BFA exhibition held at the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the 2010 Lotus House Women's Shelter Fundraiser at the Margulies Collection, two consecutive group exhibitions at Primary Projects in 2012 and a solo exhibition titled “Into the rainbow vein” in 2014. Recently his work was acquired in the permanent collection of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. He also completed a large-scale mural at Jose de Diego middle school to raise money for the art program so that the students there could hire an art teacher. It was over a hundred feet in length and completed within 5 days. He was the artist in residence at the Deering Estate for one full year. In 2020 he was an artist in residence at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami. In January 2021 Sodamin was awarded a residency at the Agder Kunst Center in Norway. The flora and fauna of the Florida Everglades have been a constant source of inspiration for Sodamin’s work. His passion for preserving South Florida’s unique environment has led him to be involved in many community exhibits and collaborations. Sodamin lives and works in Miami.