Posted by Elena del Valle on August 25, 2006
“Tree Full of Life” by Sonia Romero (2005)
Acrylic and block printing on canvas
Photo: Sonia Romero
Los Angeles, California — Avenue 50 Studio will present Sonia Romero’s first solo show of paintings, prints and mixed media from September 9 to October 8, 2006 in Highland Park, California. The opening reception will take place Saturday, September 9, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sonia’s new technique fuses the graphic character of block printing with painting.
The series takes inspiration from the universal idea of the Tree of Life, incorporating early folk art and iconography, children’s stories and fairy tales, and the contemporary urban landscape of Los Angeles. The collection is described as “laden with intensely personal and evocative stories that invite the viewer into a world of rich and quirky imagery.”
Romero is a full time artist. She was part of a recent exhibition in Lyon, France, “Five L.A. Chicano Artists” at Galerie Par-ci, Par-la and “Latino Artists of Los Angeles – Defining Identity,” at the Millard Sheets Gallery. Recent public works include a mural commission and award at the Gene Autry Museum, and the Caltrans Metro Neighborhood Poster Award.
She received her formal education at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and her bacheor of fine arts BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, with an emphasis in printmaking. Romero is the daughter of renowned artists, Nancy and Frank Romero, and the granddaughter of Edith Wyle, founder of the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Additional information is available online at SoniaRomero.com