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Sonomi Kobayashi

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Lives in
New York, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY


Representing galleries
Galerie ARTAe Leipzig (Germany), Ouchi Gallery (NY), Gitana Rosa Gallery (NY)

exhibition/performance, abstract, installation, mixed-media

Current Exhibitions and Events
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center


I strive to express the relationship between humanity and nature, humanity and earth, and humanity and the universe through my art.  Recent studies show scientific proof that living as intellectual humans in the universe are more rare and unique than we’ve imagined.  I contemplate the meaning of human existence and its connection to the universe, as well as exploring the origin of our planet and its future in the universe.

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.

The varied colors, fine lines, and organic shapes in my art reflect my sensibilities and emotions. These feelings are often uncertain and intimidated by the challenges the future may bring, but ultimately inspired and hopeful.


Recent Exhibits

Sonomi Kobayashi participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound
The WAH (Williamsburg Art & Historical) Center
Oct, 2014 Over the Edge : Paperworks Unbound, juried by Claire Gilman
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
Jun, 2014 Juicy
Nov, 2013 Three Artists | Three Reflections
Walter Wickiser Gallery
Feb, 2013 SONOMI KOBAYASHI - painting and paperwork
ARTAe Showroom
Nov, 2012 November Open Studio
The Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vytlacil
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