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Water 2020: A Minnesota Biennial
Minnesota Museum of American Art
May 7, 2020 – September 6, 2020

A Certain Slant of Light
Harry M.Drake Gallery
St. Paul, MN
April 3-24, 2020


The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings
Opening Reception Saturday, Jan 25th 6-8pm
January 21 - March 28, 2020
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Minneapolis, MN


Solo - Broken Chain
April 25-June 8, 2019
Burnet Fine Art & Advisor
Wayzata, MN
an exploration of instances of migration in the natural world through underlying themes of pattern and fragmentation. Migration connects two completely different and often very distant places, animals, plants, and peoples together. It also questions and challenges the notions of home and belonging. Many species are endangered due to loss of habitat within their long-patterned continuum.

Burnet Fine Art & Advisory
Wayzata, MN
775 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391

Red River Down & HBC Series
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Outlook Gallery
Nov. 1st - Feb 15

American Swedish Institute-Winter Exhibition
Nov 1 - Feb 30

Altered Passages- Nature, Man & Movement
May 1- May 12, 2018
Regis Center for Art, Quarter Gallery

Burnet Fine Art & Advisory
Wayzata, MN
775 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391

The Nature of Paper: Cuts & Folds (2person)
August 24- September 1, 2017
Feature Exhibit, Creative Activities Bldg.

Transverse Travesties (Solo)-
March 6-April 30, 2017
Robert L. Ringel Gallery

Let 100 Flowers Bloom
February 14-March 4, 2017
Regis Center for Art, U of MN

Ipseity is defined as selfhood or individual identity. “Ipseities,” explores issues surrounding the understanding of themselves and others within a contemporary context. For some, this means exploring how visual identities are created and interpreted by society, while others seek to define how they understand their own personal experiences in our diverse world.
November- December, Opening Nov. 29, 2016
Regis Center for Art- Gallery

Diminishing Returns (Solo)-
Opening December 3rd
December 1- January 28th, 2016
Rhinelander, Wi

Bell Museum of Natural History
Bell Social: Art + Science + Music
December 9th, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Superusted Midwestern Biennial,
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art
Midwestern Biennial
Grand Rapids, MI (during Art Prize)

Superusted Multi-State Biennial
Sept 12 - Nov 1, 2015
Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Sonja Peterson is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Hyperallergic Write Up

"Personal Best"
Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN, April - August, 2015

Sonja Peterson, Invasive Cuts
CHS Stadium Gallery
St Paul, MN May 21st Opening, 2015

2015 June 24 -August 14,
Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe, Finland

June 24 -August 14, 2015
Presented by the Cultural Affairs of Raahe City & Aava

Thank You City Pages for naming Sonja Peterson to the
2014 Artist of the Year List.
City Pages Article

Thank You to the Jerome Foundation for support through the Jerome Travel Research Grant Award 2014

Thank You Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant 2015 for your support.

Someone Else's Story: Anne Labovitz, Teo Nguyen, Sonja Peterson, Tetsuya Yamada…
Chambers Burnet Gallery|
Minneapolis, MN- Group Show
February 27-April 26, 2015

WAM@20 - Weisman Art Museum 20 Year Anniversary Selections from the Permanent Collections, Curator's Choice

Artist in Residence 2014 - American Swedish Institute
Minneapolis, MN

Select Art Fair
New York Frieze Week NYC, NY

MN Creates
Minnesota State Capitol

Print The Midnight Sun: Printmaking in Finland / Solstice 2014, GRAFIIKANPAJA - AAVA, Raahe, Finland

Seemingly Useles Parts
Burnet Gallery at Le Méridien Chambers, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Grown
Marvin Cone / Eaton-Buchan Galleries
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

10 Year Anniversary
Regis Center for Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Artist In Residence Resident Artist Research Program (RARP)
Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota- Thank you Bell Museum!

Exhibition: No Man Is An Island
Jaques Gallery
Bell Museum of Natural History

Josephine Lutz Rollins Exhibition
January 22- February 23rd, 2013
Reception: January 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Regis Center for Art

Thank You Minnesota State Arts Board for support! Sonja Peterson is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of the Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to the legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Just Like Honey
September 15- October 15th, 2012
Air Sweet Air Gallery, St. Paul, MN

November 5th- November 16th, 2012
Regis Center for Art Quarter Gallery
Minneapolis, MN

SHIN JIDAI at the Minnesota Center for BookArts
Shin Jidai is a juried exhibition of contemporary artist’s books and works on (or of) paper that reflect the vibrant use and evolution of traditional Japanese artistic practices.
Sonja will display a large cut paper piece never seen in Minneapolis, It will span the brick wall on Washington Ave. within MCBA in downtown Minneapolis.
May 19- July 15 2012 Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Opening May 19, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN

Le Méridien Chambers unveiled the Art Portal Installation by Sonja Peterson
Becoming Animal Becoming Intense. Chambers commissioned Peterson to create the artwork to add to the permanent collection of Le Méridien Chambers.

Participated in Fresh- Burnet Gallery, the art gallery tucked into the west wing of Le Méridien Chambers is turning five this year. To celebrate, it's presenting, "Fresh," a group show of 10 artists from past solo shows. Featured artists include, Matthew Bakkom, David Bartley, Allen Brewer, Chris Larson, Janet Lobberecht, S. Catrin Magnusson, Sonja Peterson, Megan Rye, Andrea Stanislav and Angela Strassheim.

Fresh stART
Arena 1 Gallery
Santa Monica, CA

Sonja Peterson / Second Nature
May 15 through July 11, 2010
Intricate paper cuts to explore technology and nature. Without providing answers, she quietly provokes the viewer to question the roles and relationships of mankind with the natural world.

On the surface her monochromatic works appear as gentle, serene abstracts or perhaps fantasy landscapes. Her pieces depict detailed nature scenes interblended with glimpses of mankind. Birds, deer, people, plants and buildings can be discerned in her intricate paper cuts. However, on closer examination, the pieces become disturbing and seem to hide an almost violent message. A limp human form is draped over the branch of a tree. Glimpsed beneath the paper cuts are layers of newsprint from the Wall Street Journal.

Works of Wonder, Sonja Peterson and Ji Yong-HO
Krasl Art Canter, St. Joseph, MI

Expanded Drawing
M.A.E.P. Gallery, Minneapolis Institute for Arts