Biography

John Sonsini Studio, 2015, Mexico

JOHN SONSINI was born in 1950 in Rome, NY.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally. Recent solo exhibitions include “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 “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 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.