receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Fashion Institute
of Technology in New York, Sooo-z Mastropietro accepted a position
as the art director and custom designer at a high end, felted art
rug company catering to a select clientele. The rugs she designed
would later appear in Architectural Digest. She left the company
in 1997 to form her own business, Mastropiece.
For the next
three years, Sooo-z created a collection of unique hand painted
silk clothing and accessories. Her work was regularly selected to
appear at exclusive designer craft shows in and around New York
Sooo-z is also
very active in her community. She has been featured in Living in
Stamford Magazine. The Stamford Downtown Special Services Department
has commissioned her to contribute works to the "Cow Parade"
and "Car Parade" outdoor art exhibits. These works were
later sold at auction to raise money for local charities. To keep
her fingers limber, Sooo-z is also a classical bassist and performs
with regional symphonic orchestras several times a year.
These days the
focus of Mastropiece is the home. Starting with the interior of
her own house with themes of Italy, food, music, and characters,
Sooo-z has been painting murals in some of the finer homes in Fairfield
County. She soon discovered that people who take great pride in
designing the interior of their homes are often quite fond of the
exterior as well. This idea influenced Sooo-z to begin offering
hand drawn pen and ink estate renderings which can also be used
for personalized stationery.
lives in Westport, CT with her handsome husband and young children.
She has rediscovered her early love for oil painting, works as an
illustrator, and has a growing Estate Rendering business.