Biography

John Sonsini Studio, 2018, Queretaro, Mexico

JOHN SONSINI was born in 1950 in Rome, NY.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally. Recent solo exhibitions include “Daywork: Portraits,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; “John Sonsini,” Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “John Sonsini: New Paintings,” Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ; “John Sonsini: Paintings,” Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; “John Sonsini: New Paintings,” Inman Gallery, Houston, TX; “Los Vaqueros,” James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; “John Sonsini: Men,” Hamilton College, Emerson Gallery, Clinton, NY; “Broad Reminders: The Paintings of John Sonsini,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA; “Portraits from Los Angeles,” Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; “John Sonsini: Paintings and Drawings,” Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA; “John Sonsini,” Cheim & Read, New York, NY; “John Sonsini,” Anthony Grant Gallery, New York, NY; and “Cerca Series: John Sonsini,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Modern and Contemporary,” Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers,” National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; “¡Cuidado! - The Help,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; “Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; “Us is Them,” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; “Concrete Infinity, Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; “Who we are, Selections from the Collection of Karen & Robert Duncan,” Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum, Clarinda, IA; “The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects,” Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; “The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection,” Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; “Art of the West,” Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, CA; “The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; “Mr & Mrs,” James Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY; “Body Language,” Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA; “All I Want is a Picture,” Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “SFMOMA: Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from The Permanent Collection,” SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Works of Paper,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA; “Mise-en-Scène,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR; “Personal Identities: Contemporary Portraits,” University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; “Private Display,” New York Academy of Art, New York, NY; and “Disquieted,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

His work may be found in the public collections of the AD&A Museum  University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; the Addison Gallery of American Art, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA; Philips Academy, Andover, MA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Bronx Musuem of the Arts, New York, NY; Cornell University, Permanent Collection, Ithaca, NY; The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; The Frances Young Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

John Sonsini lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Queretaro, Mexico.