Artist Sonya Paz is creating a new wild direction in the Pop Art…
…movement through her exuberant use of color and playful forms. Colors and shapes that explode off her canvas’ and you will find yourself reaching for more. Engaging yet simple, motivating and energized, colors that pulls you in like a vortex… all through her wildly creative and positive attitude.
Sonya’s paintings and vivid images are a reflection of her true native California roots and her passion and love for life. This passionate expression and creative attitude represent an optimistic view of her world. Her works are inspired by cubist style elements and the Pop Art movement. Seasoned by traveling the world to study art and its history, Sonya has a passion for Modern Art, Pop Art, Cubism, and Surrealism. These influences can be seen in her work, where traditional styles compete with modernized pop art imagery fancied over the past 30 years.
Over the past few years her art has been exhibited at a number of venues; these include wine labels for elSol Vineyards, Effusion Gallery and at ArtExpo International in New York City. She is represented by many galleries in the United States. Her works are presently on display at the Effusion Gallery in South Beach Miami, PoP Gallery at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida, Pop Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, HoyPoloi Gallery in Chicago, HayStack Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR, the Chicago Ohare Airport and two Discover San Jose shops in the San Jose International Airport. You may also see her work amongst several restaurants, wineries, museum shops and wineries around the country.
Sonya continues to take her artwork to fun and rewarding levels. Amongst posters, wine labels and promotional venues, she has worked with many charities to raise funds to gain awareness for foundations as the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV). She is an official supporter where her company donates generous portions of sales back to those organizations. Sonya’s artwork has been selected for the Palo Alto Festival of the, Sausalito Art Festival 2004, Livermore Wine Valley Harvest Festivals, San Ramon Art & Wind Festival Posters and the cover of the Vine Times for 2004 and 2005 and the City of Baldwin Park in Southern California 2005 summer music concert series and recently designed the poster for the San Jose Half Marathon in Oct 2006 and 2007.
The City of Campbell worked with Sonya on a special Downtown Campbell project for the new “Shop with us” and “Dine with us” design campaign of new banners for all of the street lamps in the historic Campbell district in 2008.
The most recent award was for California Senate, 11th District “Artist of the Year” for 2009-2010. She continues to help out in the community where she is the Downtown Campbell Business Association (DCBA) President and contributes a lot of time to help out in various municipalities. In September 2012, her artwork was selected by the City of Campbell to best represent the “Orchard City Organics” agriculture project. Working in the community is key for Sonya, this is where her talent to bring people working together is essential, giving back to your community it the best gift you can give.
Sonya has established a solid private and corporate clientele. Her works of art have been acquired by many collectors throughout the United States and can be found in collections worldwide. She owns her own exclusive studio and showroom which is accessible by appointment in San Jose, CA.