Through multilayered epoxy resin collages, Sonia encapsulates glimpses into small worlds. She frequently draws inspiration from the female form, and her work plays on themes such as gender, personal agency, and nostalgia. Her constructed scenes aim to elevate found objects and recycled vintage materials, breathing new life into them and allowing viewers to feel suspended in time and space.
Sonia is a Colorado native who has affinities for dogs, glitter, drag queens, and breakfast for dinner. Her collages preserve bits of the objects present in her life, such as textiles (sometimes from her own closet), magazines, books, maps, photographs, postcards, thrift gems, discarded items, and anything else that evokes a sense of history or memory. Sonia received her BFA in 2012 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She’s exhibited in Santa Fe, NM at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts, as well as many settings across Denver, from boutiques to galleries to tattoo shops. Her work has been published in 1/1 Magazine and Birdy Magazine. She is currently represented by Next Gallery in the 40 West Arts District. She happily resides in the DU neighborhood with her partner and two chihuahuas, Kurt Russell and Zammy Davis Jr.