Deliasofia Zacarias is an artist, writer, and arts administrator whose work is rooted in accessibility, equity, community, and inclusivity. Based in Los Angeles, CA through way of Texas, she is currently Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Emerging Art Professional (LEAP) Fellow —part of the Diversifying Museum Leadership Initiative funded by the Walton Foundation and Ford Foundation. As a fellow, Deliasofia works closely with museum leadership to better understand the role of an encyclopedic art and cultural institution and its relationship with local and global audiences. Deliasofia also serves on the board of the Arts Administrators of Color Network.
Deliasofia is the co-founder of Unfiltered San Antonio, an online platform dedicated to emerging, censored, and underrepresented voices to share their story—authentically and unfiltered. Through a free calendar of events, public programs, multilingual features, and comprehensive artist archives, she works to bridge the gap between artists, art professionals, and art audiences. She previously served as the manager of the Ruiz-Healy Art gallery in San Antonio, TX, and was a key contributor to the opening of a second gallery space in the upper east side of New York City. During her time at Ruiz-Healy Art, she worked with local and international artists for over 20 exhibitions and national print fairs.
Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Deliasofia holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, where she was the recipient of the Mach Fellowship and received an Excellence in Art Award. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and New York, and is published in the Trinity Review Literary Magazine.