Sonja Peterson

With delicate cuts, Minneapolis artist Sonja Peterson builds networks of negative space into 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,” . - Sonja Peterson

Selected Exhibitions

2020

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2019

Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, MN

Outlook Gallery, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2017

Ringel Gallery, Purdue University, Layfayette, IN

Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2016

ArtStart, Rhinelander Art Center, Rhinelander, WI

Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN

Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN

Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe, Oulu, Finland

CHS Stadium Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Burnet Gallery, Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

2014

The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

GRAFIIKANPAJA – AAVA, Raahe, Finland

2013

Burnet Gallery, Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Bell Museum of Natural History (Resident Artist Research Project),
Minneapolis, MN

Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN

2011

Burnet Gallery, Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

2010

Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Burnet Gallery, Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

2009

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum. Minneapolis, MN


Residencies-

Artist in Residence, The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Artist in Residence, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN

Collections

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

Boynton Health Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Buhl Investors, Edina, MN