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.