Anthony Sonnenberg / Bio & CV

 

Anthony Sonnenberg lives in Houston, Texas.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Fat Equals Flavor, Co-lab Projects, Austin, TX
2015 With Wild Abandon, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2013 Time After Time After Time, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
2012 Still Lives, Vignettes, Seattle, WA
2012 All That Glitters, CMA Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Beauty is Not Benign, Co-lab Projects, Austin, TX
2009 Let the Golden Age Begin, Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, Graham, TX
2009 Conspicuous Consumption, Flood Gallery, Austin, TX

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE

2013 Captain Dirty Bear and his Dirty Cub Cadets Contemplate the Impossibility of Permanence in the Physical World, New and Greatest Hits: Selected Work by Texas Biennial Artists 2005-2011, Big Medium, Austin, TX
2011 Captain Dirty Bear Asks a Question, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2011 Captain Dirty Bear Spreads His Razzmatazz Around Town, NEPO 5k No Run, Seattle, WA

 

COLLABORATIONS

2013 Self, with Rodrigo Valenzuela, 4Culture Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Best Not to Be, with Graham Downing, 2012 City Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Natural Beauties: Jewelry from Art Nouveau to Now, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
2014 VANITAS (eat, drink, and be merry), Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle, WA
2014 Open Archive, Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2013 The Obsessive Unknown Origins of Grotesque Irregularity, LxWxH Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 Nouveau Baroque, Gallery Fukai, Vancouver, B.C
2013 ONN/OF Light Festival, Seattle, WA
2012 Thesis Exhibition 2012, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 NEPO 5k DON’T RUN, NEPO House, Seattle, WA
2010 NEPO 4, NEPO House, Seattle, WA
2010 Interrupted Landscapes, Champion Gallery, Austin, TX
2010 Stations: 14 Views from Golgotha, Pump Project, Austin, TX
2009 One on One on One, Art Palace, Austin, TX
2009 Urban/Street, FAB Gallery, Austin, TX

 

TEACHING, LECTURES, & WORKSHOPS
2013 Guest Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2013 Guest Lecturer, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2013 Guest Lecturer, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
2012 Guest Lecturer, Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, WA
2011-2012 Instructor of Record (Ceramics & 3D Foundations), University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS, & RESIDENCIES

2014 Residency Program Fund Grant, The New Foundation, Seattle, WA
2014 Artist in Residence, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
2014 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts Summer Residency, Helena, MT
2013 Betty Bowen Award, Finalist, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2012 Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, Nominee
2011 People’s Choice Award 2011, Juried Exhibition, Punch Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Julaine Martin Endowed Scholarship in the Arts
2011 Jack and Layne Kleinhert Fellowship in the Arts
2008 Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow School of Art Summer Residency, Naugatuck MI

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 Image feature, Five Candelabras on pppots.tumblr.com, 21 Feb 2015
2015 With Wild Abandon, event highlight by Susie Tommaney, Houston Press 16 Apr 2015
2015 “In the Studio with Anthony Sonnenberg” Interview by Jim Dementre for Vignettes, vignettes.us
2015 “Anthony Sonnenberg’s Baroque Sculptures of Fused Tchotchkes” Review by Justin Crowe, Cfile, cfileonline.org 18 Feb 2015
2014 “Dear Diary: Anthony Sonnenberg” by Elissa Favero on art-nerd.com 16 Apr 2014
2014 “Open Archive at Red Arrow”, review by Richard Bailey on glasstire.com 27 Apr 2014
2013 “Interview with Anthony Sonnenberg” by Patrick Kelley, Curator of Exhibitions, Old Jail Art Center, theoldjailartcenter.org 28 Sep 2013
2013 “Currently Hanging: The Conjoining of a Gay Man and a Straight Man” review of Self by Jen Graves, Slog, slog.thestranger.com 26 Feb 2013
2012 “Gold, Flowers, Shrines, Celebrations, Dead Animals, Glitter, and Vibrators: Tony Sonnenberg” interview by Alexa Anderson, blog.henryart.org 21 May 2012
2012 Review of Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones by Amanda Manitach, for City Arts Online, cityartsonline.com 9 Jun 2012
2012 Feature, Visual Arts Section of The Monarch Review, themonarchreview.org 20 Jun 2011

 

EDUCATION

2012 Master of Fine Art in Studio Art, The University of Washington, Seattle
Concentration in Sculpture
2003 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, The University of Texas at Austin
Emphasis on Italian and Art History