Patricia Sonnino Artist

Patricia Sonnino takes a contemporary approach to abstraction. Various spaces with individual artistic languages inhabit her colorful layered works on wood panel. Hard edges meet and transform into soft ones, shallow spaces swerve into deep, and opaque colors collide with the luminous. The juxtapositions of these arrangements of diverse, self-contained spaces resemble a “still life” in flight.

 

Sonnino is living and working in San Francisco. She holds a MA and BA in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis.  Sonnino has taught design at the Boston Architectural Center and been a visiting artist at Fort Lewis College in Colorado and the University of Birmingham in the U.K. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Clearmont Wyoming, the Willapa Bay AIR, Oysterville Washington, Playa, Summer Lake, Oregon, the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont, and Penland in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina.​

photo credit: Ucross Foundation

Exhibitions 

Solo & Two Person 

2020

Resonance, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland CA

2019

Walking at Night, GearBox Galley Oakland CA

2017

Flight Maps curated by Michele Foyer, MAX Occupancy at the Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer, San Francisco CA

2015

​​Of Ephemeral Structures, Fort Lewis College Gallery, Durango CO

2011

Watermarks, Garage Gallery, Berkeley CA

2001

G. Park Gallery, St. Louis MO

1995

Small Paintings , Herman Miller, San Francisco CA

Group

2020

Pence Gallery: Slice, curated by Hearnee Pardee, Davis CA
Slate Art: Better Together, Oakland CA
The Midway SF: Metronome City, curated by Jeff Bostic, San Francisco CA

2019

70th Crocker Kingsley, Blue Line Arts, Roseville CA

2018

Slate Art in Lake Tahoe: Summer Collection Exibition at the Ritz-Carlton

Walking the Line, GearBox Gallery, Oakland CA

2017

Studio 110 Projects: 28 Day Cycle: Investigation the Daily Practice of Making Art

2016

Art for Aids 2016, San Francisco CA

Art XV Auction and Exhibit, Root Division, San Francisco CA

Communicative, San Francisco Art  Institute 

2015

Drawing Discourse UNC Asheville, Asheville NC

Art XIV Auction and Exhibit, Root Division, San Francisco CA

Art for Huemanity Auction and Exhibit, Fused Space, San Francisco CA

2014

Here, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA

Art XIII Auction and Exhibit, Root Division, San Francisco CA

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Made in California, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea CA

Catalyst, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes CA

Inspire Artists Who Inspire You, Pro Arts, Oakland CA

2013

Array, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA

Four Artists on Paper, City of Berkeley Health, Housing, & Community Services, Berkeley CA

curated by Mel Prest & John Wilson White

Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA

Art for Aids 2013, San Francisco CA

Out of the Blue, Gallery Route One , Point Reyes CA

2012

50-50 IV, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA

Rock, Paper, Scissors, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln NE

2011

Mixed Media Miniatures, CK Gallery, Berkeley CA

50-50 III, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA

2010

SOMA Open Studios San Francisco, CA

Journeys,  Art at the Cheese Factory Gallery , Petaluma, CA

2009

SOMA Open Studios San Francisco, CA

Legacy, The Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis MO

Big Pagoda Art Gallery, San Francisco CA

2008

Studio 1313, San Francisco CA

Paperworks, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco CA

Big Pagoda Art Gallery, San Francisco CA

2006

noir et blanc, The 8 Gallery, San Francisco CA

10th Annual Art for Aids Exhibit, San Francisco CA

2003

Kodner Gallery, St. Louis MO

2002

neworangeland atelier, San Francisco CA

2000

SAWS Exhibit at CCA San Francisco

SF Hidden Talents, AIGA, San Francisco CA

Representation

Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto CA

GearBox Gallery, Oakland CA

Collections

Richard Ballentine Collection

McFadden Thompson Collection

Parman Collection

Pieprz Collection

Stanford University Medical Center

Residencies 

UCross Foundation WY,  September 2020

Penland School of Crafts NC, January 2018

Playa, Summer Lake OR,  May 2015

Willapa Bay AIR, Oysterville WA,  April 2014

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, February 2013

Academic Positions

University of Birmingham, School of Education, Visiting Artist 2016 

Fort Lewis College, Visiting Artist 2015

San Francisco City College , Visiting Instructor 2013

California College of Arts, Design Critic 2004

Boston Architectural Center, Design Instructor     1981

Mentor for San Francisco Art and Film     1996 -2000

 © 2020 by Patricia Sonnino

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