SONYA BLESOFSKY

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EDUCATION

San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Painting, 2005
University of California Santa Cruz, BA, Community Studies & Studio Art, 2000


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Renovation, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2011
Tenement, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2010
Detour Ahead, SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Dis/Integrations, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009
BARQUE, Cleopatra’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Work, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

2007
Open Studio, Chashama Project Exhibition Studio, New York, NY

2005
Sonya Blesofsky, Plane Space, New York, NY

2004
Constructions, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
Playground, Senior Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Natural States, Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, NY
Somewhere Between, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn , NY

2014
The Invitational, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
Estuary, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Thanks, Lu Magnus, New York, NY
if color, then also dimension; if flatness, then texture, etc, Building 110: LMCC, Governors Island, NY
Housewarming: Notions of Home from the Center of the Center of the Universe, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Process and Progress: Sonya Blesofsky & Lan Tuazon, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Supestruct, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
Interrogations, Interventions, and Modifications: Four Artists Employ Architectural Strategies, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Printshop Benefit 2012, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Course/Discourse, The Park School Gallery, The Park School, Baltimore, MD

2011
Rethinking Memorial: Ten Interactive Sites for 9/11, Brooklyn Arts Council, NY
Can't Hear the Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York, NY
Intuitive Realities, Cuchifritos Art Gallery, New York, NY

2010
A Communist Gala, Cuchifritos, New York, NY
Summer 2010, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2009
Brooklyn Utopias?, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
Get the Led Out, SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
X (10th Anniversary Exhibition), Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2008
Treemendous, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
Paper City, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Emerging Artists, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Rental Work!, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Here and Now, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC
Benefit Exhibition, Dieu Donne, New York, NY
Gangbusters, Plane Space, New York, NY
Site 92: Phase II, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Workspace Program 2001-2007, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
On The Third Day, 3B Space, New York, NY
Per Square Foot, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
Stop Pause Forward, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Open Studios, LMCC Workspace, 120 Broadway, New York, NY

2005
GenArt Emerge 2005, Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute MFA Graduate Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2004
Ephemeral Feminism, Crucible Steel Gallery, CELLspace, San Francisco, CA
By Any Means Un/Necessary, Mission 17, San Francisco, CA
Unfurled, Pond Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Memory/Loss, Lacunae Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Assembly, Crucible Steel Gallery, CELLspace, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013
Jones, Darren, “Sonya Blesofsky Renovation,” Brooklyn Rail, October 3, 2013.
Savage, Ted, “Renovation by Sonya Blesofsky,” Mocoloco, August 28, 2013.

2012
Bembnister, Theresa, “Plug Projects Counts the Steps to and From the Built World,” The Pitch, April 3, 2012.

2011
Brand, Will, “Sonya Blesofsky: Tenement at Mixed Greens,” Art Fag City, May 28, 2011.

2010
Genocchio, Benjamin. "An Arts Crawl, All in a Browser," The New York Times, March 14, 2010.
Woodall, Angela. "New art at Swarm Gallery traces Oakland's history," The Oakland Tribune, February 8, 2010.

2009
Neidl, Phoebe. "Brooklyn Utopias? Artists Explore a 'Perfect' Borough At the Brooklyn Historical Society," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 6, 2009.
Ruth, Tara L. “Double or Nothing: Mimicry in Contemporary Art Using Handmade Paper,” Hand Papermaking, Winter 2009, Vol.24, No.2.
Capps, Kriston. “Here and Now,” Sculpture, January/February 2009, Vol.28 No.1.

2008
Judkis, Maura. “Closed Call,” Washington City Paper, May 20, 2008.
Killeen, Michael. “Power-Hungry Guy, Crimson Landmarks, Paper Cavemen: Chelsea Art,” Bloomberg News, August 5, 2008.
Baker, RC. “Best in Show,” The Village Voice, August 5, 2008.
Lew, Christopher. “Sonya Blesofsky: Introduced by Christopher Y. Lew,” NYFA Current, January 9, 2008.
Cole, Lori. “Critics’ Picks,” Artforum online, February 11, 2008.

2005
Baker, Kenneth. “Nice Surprises at This Year’s ‘Emerge’ Show for New Talent,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 15, 2005.
Baker, RC. “Short List/Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, September 28-October 4, 2005,
Vol. L, No. 39.


AWARDS AND HONORS

2014
Fall Artist in Residence, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Artist in Residence, Webb School, Knoxville, TN
Keyholder Residency Award, LES Printshop, New York, NY

2012
Visiting Artist, Brooklyn College Sculpture I, Brooklyn NY
Print Edition with Marginal Editions, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Visiting Artist Lecture, State University of NY Purchase, Purchase, NY

2010
Artists Alliance Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program, New York, NY

2009
Studio Artist, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

2008
Artist-in-Residence, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

2007
Smack Mellon Studio Artist, Brooklyn, NY
Chashama Project Exhibition Studio Grantee, New York, NY

2006
Workspace Artist in Residence, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
Artist-in-Residence, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, 120 Broadway, New York, NY

2005
Visiting Artist, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Artist-in-Residence, Plane Space, New York, NY
Teaching Assistantship, San Francisco Art Institute, Spring

2004
Teaching Assistantship, San Francisco Art Institute, Fall

2000
Robert Irwin & Susan Hyde Benteen Art Projects Grant

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY