Sonja Ruth Thomsen
BA, 2000, Kenyon College, Gambier OH; Post-Baccalaureate in Photography, 2002, San Francisco Art Institute, CA; MFA, 2004, SFAI. Exhibitions: Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin; Gallery f5.6, Munich; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; Aperture, NY; Higher Pictures, NY; Reykjavik Museum of Photography; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Silverstein Gallery, NY. Publications: Un' apparizione di superfici, Luca Panaro, Italy, APM editions; "GR-09022017", Fotogalleriet, Oslo, SKREID Publishing; Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment, New Mexico Press; Orion Magazine. Bibliography: Chicago Tribune, PDN magazine, Art Contemporaries, New City Art, The New Yorker. Collections: Art Institute of Chicago, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, DePaul University Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Reykjavik Museum of Photography. Awards: Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists, Milwaukee Arts Board New Work Commission.
Over the past twelve years, I have developed an expansive approach to photography. I remain fascinated with how differently the myopic lens sees than I do. When constructing an installation, I think about a photographic way of seeing; locating yourself in relation to the world, framing space, and using light and time as material. My multifaceted practice combines photography, sculpture, projection, interactive installation, and site-specific public art to create spaces reflective of our own perceptions of wonder.
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