Sonia Art

Sonia Penaranda SONIA PEÑARANDA is an architect and artist who has lived and worked in Colombia, Manhattan, Boston, Atlanta, New Haven, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and now Chicago. With a degree in Architecture and a Masters in Museum Studies, Sonia began exhibiting her work while living in Colombia. Her paintings have been sold in designer showrooms and galleries and can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Inspired by love, passion, past and possible future experiences my art explores feelings in an unreal space. Rich palette of color envelops the different shapes that come from my mind in a free way framed within a sophisticated composition. Through paint, I express myself and communicate with my collectors in an intimate circle. I felt it in a moment of my life and… you felt the same at some point in your life. It is a silent, symbolic, and colorful nexus between us.

ART EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art. Gurnee, IL.
  • 2016 Anderson Arts Center, Juried Exhibition. Kenosha, WI.
  • 2016 Recent Works, a Juried Competition, Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art. Gurnee, IL.
  • 2016 Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY.
  • 2015 The 11th Open Studio, November 13, Orchard Park, NY
  • 2015 Wide Angle Art Gallery, October Exhibition, Medina, NY
  • 2014 The 10th Open Studio, December 5, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2014 Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, June-July Chautauqua Institute, NY.
  • 2014 Open Studio, April 14, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2013 The 9th Open Studio, November, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2012 The 8th Open Studio November, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2012 Solo Exhibition at the WNED, October 4– November. Buffalo, NY
  • 2012 Art Show, August 9, Yacht Club, Youngstown, NY.
  • 2012 Open Studio, April 21, Orchard Park, NY
  • 2011 Open Studio, December 8-16, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2011 1617 Main St. Art Gallery, November-December Art Exhibition, Buffalo NY.
  • 2011 Thème Brûlée – The 2011 Hallwalls members’ exhibition - August, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2011 Open Studio, June 24, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2010 Open Studio, December 9, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2010–2011 Malabar, Continuous Exhibition, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2009 Big Print Gallery, September 4th-October1st. Buffalo, NY.
  • 2009–2010 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Collector’s Gallery -Juried Exhibition, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2009 Nichols School, Fund Raising Event, May 2, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2009 Elmwood Franklin School, Fund Raising Event, February 21, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2008 The Neighborhood Collective Gallery, November 20 –December 24, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2008 Natural Influence, Open Studio, October 20 – December 20, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2008 Galleria Blanca and Atelier, October 10 – November 10. Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2008 Buffalo Historical Society, Live Auction, Paint the Town. September 26, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2008 Strohl Art Center, Members Exhibition, August 10–21 Chautauqua Institution, NY.
  • 2008–2009 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Collector’s Gallery -Juried Exhibition- Buffalo, NY.
  • 2008 Red Ribbon Art Exhibition, February 15–17, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2007 Open Studio, December 8, Orchard Park, NY.
  • 2007 Elmwood Art Show, September-October, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2007 EFS Art Exhibition, September – December, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2007 The Backsplash as Art. September 23, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2007 Open Studio, Tri-Main Building, April 28, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2007–2008 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Collector’s Gallery -Juried Exhibition, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2007 Open Studio, Tri-Main Building, April 28, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2006 Consulado General Central de Colombia in New York - Sep. 14 - Sep. 28 NY, NY.
  • 2006 Noho Gallery LA. September 8 – October 7, North Hollywood, CA.
  • 2006 L. De Carlo Gallery, Oct. 6 - Jan. 8, Solo Exhibition, East Aurora, NY.
  • 2006 Collectors Gallery at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery -Museum- Juried Exhibition, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2006 Chase Mitchell Gallery, May 5 – June 2, Santa Ana, CA.
  • 2006 Open Studio, Tri-Main Building, April 29, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2005–2006 Audis Hussar Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • 2005 Champagne to Chagall, Art Auction Event, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2005 Three artists show for the Auction Event of Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY.
  • 2005 New York International Art Festival, West Hollywood, CA.
  • 2005 New York International Art Festival, NY, NY.
  • 2004–2005 Gallery Art Pic, North Hollywood, CA.
  • 2004–2005 Art for Movies Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • 2004 Audis Hussar Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

PUBLICATIONS

  • Buffalo Spree, Buffalo, NY. Octubre 10, 2015 Wide Angle Gallery exhibition.
  • Wilshire Screening Room Art. Beverly Hills, CA.
  • La Nación Latina News. Los Angeles, CA. February, 2008
  • Couple in the Mirror, México. Oil painting chosen for the cover of the poetry book Alicia la Necia by poet Angelica Santa Olaya. November 2007
  • Davis Life Magazine, Home Desig. Davis, CA. August 2007 issue eight oil on canvas and linen paintings featured in this edition as part of the collection of the Zuniga-Carbo, MDs. family.
  • Latin Infusion News. West Hollywood, CA. September, 2007