Sonja Peterson

With delicate cuts, Minneapolis artist Sonja Peterson builds networks of negative space into large-scale, intricate cutouts whose mazes of quiet colors and soft shadows add depth and whimsy to the simplest of mediums: paper. “Often my artwork is derived by looking at historical events and science to absorb present day dilemmas,” notes Peterson.

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Transversed Travesties, Ringel Gallery, Purdue University, Layfayette, IN
2016/17
Diminishing Returns, ArtStart, Rhinelander Art Center, Rhinelander, WI
2015
Invasive Cuts, CHS Stadium Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2014
Entangled Introductions, The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN
2013
Seemingly Useless Parts, Ralph Burnet Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
No Man Is An Island, Bell Museum of Natural History (Resident Artist Research Project),
Minneapolis, MN
2011
Becoming Intense, Transitional Portal, Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
2010
Second Nature, Ralph Burnet Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
2009
Works of Wonder, (2-person show with Ji Yong-Ho), Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2007
Uncomfortable Similarities, Gailon Roen Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Collections

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Boynton Health Services, University of Minnesota