Bio

SELECTED SOLO & GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

New York State Museum, Albany, NY  - Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY - Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY - Galerie Anagama, Versailles, France - Galerie Sparts, Paris, France - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco - Steuben, New York NY - David Findlay Galleries, New York - Corning Gallery, New York - French Institute Alliance Française, New York - Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York - General Consulate of France, New York - RISD Works Gallery, Providence RI - Gale-Martin Fine Art, New York NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster PA –  Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit MA – Homeland Security Office, Washington DC – Trade Offices of the French Embassy, New York NY –  Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville KY – Clarins USA, New York NY – Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

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Statement

Sonya Sklaroff is inspired by the Manhattan landscape, illuminating water towers, streetlights, rooftops and other basic elements of the city’s vast infrastructure with unconventional prominence. Each painting is an experiment in composition, investigating the balance of light and dark, complementary color, and negative space. Avoiding traditional “postcard views” of the city, Sklaroff’s atypical images of New York are skillfully crafted to evoke the metaphysical from the mundane. Embodying the city’s vivacious reputation while embracing calm and solemnity, her work transcends mere depiction and provides a poetic interpretation. Sklaroff creates paintings of New York with vitality and unnerving force… paintings that inspire and surprise… paintings that alter our perception in subtle and lasting ways.

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