Sonia Calderón was raised in the bay area of San Francisco and primarily in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She started exploring with her artistic side at a young age. She went to art school at the Art Academy in San Francisco, and Darmstadt Applied Sciences in Hessen, Germany. Calderón’s interests include fashion, design, mysteries of nature and the human experience. Her artistic influences are several abstract expressionistic painters of the 20th century, street photographers which focus on glam and guilty pleasures. Her process is an exploration with color, depth, patterns with mood and a sense of place. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her painting style involves a distinct palette of colors reflecting the character of her subjects often moody, flashy and sensual. She extracts many ideas to create an impression of mystery and ambiguity. Her cityscapes are impressions of metropolitan life: chaos and beauty. Sonia's paintings of women are strong natured. but take nose dives into the mysteries of life. Lips are her new series a movement of love, death and sneaky chews.
JCO's PLACE, Los Gatos, CA Sept 29-Oct 20 2016 Solo Show
Beverly Hills Art Show May 21-22 2016
Urban Spaces & Kirchner's One Night Stands May 6-19 Michaelangelo Gallery Santa Cruz, CA
Lumens Gallery, Capitola, California, Aug. 2015-Present
La Belle Gallery, Bluff Series, Carmel, California, Jan-Oct. 2014
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Marin, California, Sept. 2015
Palo Alto Fine Arts Festival, Aug. 2014 + Aug. 2015
Celebration of Craftswomen, San Francisco, Nov. 2014
Stripe Design Boutique, "Alluring Views" Feb. 2014
MichaelAngelo Gallery Group Show, 2014.
Preview Exhibition Arts Council Santa Cruz, California,
Sept. 2015, Damon Orion, “Open Studios Featured Artist,” Local Santa Cruz
March 2015, Christina Waters, “Keep it Juicy,” Good Times
Nov. 2014, Christa Martin, “Sonia Calderon’s Life Steeped in Art,” Santa Cruz Sentinel
Oct. 2013, Kirby Scudder, “The Colorfields of Open Studios Artist Sonia Calderon,” Santa Cruz Sentinel