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John Sonsini Studio, 2021, Queretaro, Mexico

John Sonsini Studio, 2021, Queretaro, Mexico

JOHN SONSINI (b. 1950, Rome, NY) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Northridge in Northridge, CA.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Cowboy Stories & New Paintings,” Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “A Day’s Labor: Portraits by John Sonsini,” Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, CA; “Daywork: Portraits,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; 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,” Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, 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; “New Paintings,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA; “John Sonsini: Paintings and Drawings,” Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA; Cheim & Read, New York, NY, and “New Paintings,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel” (curated by Edward Goldman), Fischer Museum, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; “Really.” (curated by Inka Essenhigh & Ryan McGinness), Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “20 Years,” Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; “The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; “Collecting on the Edge,” Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Modern and Contemporary,” Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers,” National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; “Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; “Us is Them,” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; “Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection,” Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; “The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects,” Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, and “Concrete Infinity, Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

His work is in the public collections of the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Fundación AMMA, Mexico City, Mexico; Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; 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; Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Sonsini lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.