Sonya Blesofsky is an installation artist. Her site-responsive work considers history and urban change as a metaphor for transition and loss. Her sculptural work employs drawing, embossed paper surfaces, found architectural objects, cast sculptures and architectural interventions.
Blesofsky received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA from UC Santa Cruz. She has received numerous residencies and fellowships, including Urban Glass, the Lower East Side Printshop, Museum of Arts and Design, CUE Art Foundation, Smack Mellon, Dieu Donne, and MacDowell Colony. Blesofsky’s work has been shown at galleries in Miami, San Francisco, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, and Washington DC. Blesofsky’s work has been written about in The Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, NYFA Current, Art Fag City, Hand Papermaking Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail. Blesofsky will be a Iaspis Grantholder at the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s residency in Stockholm, in 2019. Born in Boston and raised in California, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Some Noble Parts
Sneaking into the monument lot from the building on the right
Sonya Blesofsky, Artforum's Must See
Sonya Blesofsky Wins NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship
Artforum Reviews Sonya Blesofsky's "Sneaking Into The Monument Lot From the Building on the Right", in May 2019 issue
Sonya Blesofksy in NewYorkTimes: What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week