Sonomi Kobayashi

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Studio Location
Connection, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 54" X 66"
Synchronicity, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 36" X 28"
Tension, 2008, Oil and Ink on Canvas, 54" x 44"
Balance and Tension #3, 2009, Sumi Ink and Japanese Pigment on Paper, 30" x 22"
Balance and Tension #26, 2010, Sumi Ink and Japanese Pigment on Paper, 6" x 4"
Artist's Statement

I strive to express the relationship between humanity and nature, earth, and the universe through my art. I use images and symbols found in space and the ocean. My frequent use of round and circular objects reflects the cycle of life and their common occurrence in the universe.
The work on canvas is based in oil paint. Mixed medium are used in subsequent layers to accentuate each layer, creating with each stratum a link to the past, present and future. The work on paper is on the other hand, painted without layers using Japanese pigment, Sumi ink (traditional Japanese writing ink), and pencils. I drop ink and paint very carefully, to create and express a beauty of life with accidents and chances.


2009 Makari Fine Art, New York, NY
2008 Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre Gallery, Ste Colombe, France

2010 OIL SLICK, Brooklyn, NY
AAF, Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
TEASE Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
2009 Yatsuo Slow Art Show, Yatsuo, Toyama, Japan
Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Galerie ARTAe, Leipzig, Germany
2006 Sablier de Verrier, Nagoya, Japan
2005 Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 OMORI Bellport Atrium, Tokyo, Japan
chashama 217, New York, NY

2010 Grant and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2009 Residency, Yatsuo Slow Art A.I.R, Yatsuo, Toyama, Japan
2007 Residency, Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre, Ste Colombe, France
2004 Honorable Mention, Salon du Blanc Art Association

1995-2002 The Art Students League of New York