On Thursday, December 5th, we visited the studio of Sonya Berry, 79 Joyce Street, Warren
Sonya works predominantly in the medium of large-scale acrylic paintings. Her art has been exhibited in art fairs, solo and group shows in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Arizona. After completing a BFA at Pratt Institute in New York, she remained in the city to purse her career as a studio artist. She has taught art at undergraduate and high school levels.
Currently living in Portsmouth, R.I., and putting her MFA on hold, Sonya is focused on the exploration of video, sound, performance and land art to accompany her painting practice. Her multimedia projects, examines our path through life with the constant motion that we create for ourselves. Inquiring into the ubiquitous relationship between innate impulsive yearnings and the desire and urges to escape and to explore the concepts of pain, setbacks, and unprocessed life