Sonya Sklaroff lives and works in New York City. She has had many solo shows in New York and throughout Europe and her work is included in prestigious private, corporate, and museum collections worldwide.
Her new work focuses on the relationship between abstraction and representation. She is inspired by objects and scenes that she encounters in her daily life and her travels, and either paints on location or in her studio using a stream of consciousness spontaneous layering technique.
Sklaroff has enjoyed teaching at Parsons since 1999. She graduated with a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and has an MFA in painting from Parsons. Sklaroff has received numerous honors for her work and her paintings have been reviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Edition Internationale du Figaro, Elle Deco, American Arts Quarterly, and American Artist Magazine. The book "Sonya Sklaroff", with a preface by celebrated author Harlan Coben, was published in 2014 by Livre D'Art.
Masters of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, 2000.
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1992.
Sonya Sklaroff, Preface by Harlan Coben, Paris, France: Livre D'Art, 2014.
Galerie Anagama, Versailles, France, 2019, '15, '13
Galerie Sparts, Paris, France, 2018, '16, '14, '11, '09, '07.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York and San Francisco, 2010, '08, '06, '04.
David Findlay Galleries, New York, NY, 2009, '06, '04.
Painting, Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Figure Drawing, Portrait Painting, Abstract Art, Art Criticism, Art & Architectural History, Color Theory, Mixed Media, Collage.
Faculty Development Grant, Parsons, 2019
Artist Scholarship, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 2003, 2002, 2001.
Artist Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, 1998.
Artist Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, 1998.
Artist's Studio Grant, The World Views Project, World Trade Center, New York, NY, 1999.
Artist Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1997.
European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1991.