“Huge, splashy, confident shapes thick with color fields and impasto—these are Calderon’s hallmarks….. Her signature shapes, always in dynamic tension with each other, appear to lift up from the foreground, as if dissolving into fog—a haunted deKooning meets Francis Bacon quality influenced by Bay Area weather."
- Dr. Christina Waters // Arts Critic, Good Times Santa Cruz
Born in Berkeley, California, Sonia Calderon grew up in the outer Twin Cities of Minnesota. Self taught, she began painting at the age of 5. Trained at the Art Academy in San Francisco, and Darmstadt Applied Sciences in Hessen, Germany. Calderon’s interests include fashion, design, mysteries of nature and the human experience. Her artistic influences are several German Expressionistic painters of the 20th century as well as photographers that play with light and subliminal concepts. Her process is an exploration with color, depth, patterns, mood and a sense of place.