Sonjie Feliciano Solomon is a designer and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her paintings and sculptures evolve through varied material investigations and the development of unconventional process-based systems. These are employed to reproduce organic, ephemeral phenomena perceived in nature or to give material shape to her emotional and intellectual experiences. The works strive to surprise viewers through a playful engagement of material and meaning, awaken their curiosity by challenging them to think about how the works are constructed, and allow individuals to reflect on universal human conditions by considering the imprints of the artist’s own personal experiences. The systematic and calculated design process is juxtaposed with a softer, organic, ephemeral end result.
Sonjie Feliciano Solomon was born in Manila, grew up in St. Louis, MO and now works in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Georgetown University. Her work has appeared in solo and group shows nationally and internationally - most recently in a solo show in the summer of 2018 at the DVAA in the Catskills. She also currently has 3 patent-pending products on the market under the Hatch Things brand which develops fun, functional products for families on-the-go.