Savannah (Together) Oil on canvas 60 x 50cm
About Sonia Martin
Following graduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Art, British artist Sonia Martin completed a Masters Degree in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, London. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows including London Art Biennale; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; London Original Print Fair; New Hall College, Cambridge; the Barbican; Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition; Bankside Gallery; Contemporary Art Society; Gallery Different; Dentons Art Prize.
Awards include a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award; Tessa Sidey Purchase Prize; London Art Biennale Exhibition Award; GX Gallery award; Winsor & Newton Watercolour Prize; Eaton Fund for Artists; and Oppenheim-John Downs Memorial Trust Award. She has attended artist residencies in Spain, India, Ireland, Bolivia, and Mexico, and she is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. In 2022 she was shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize.
Sonia Martin’s work is held in public collections including University of the Arts, London; Aberystwyth University Gallery and Museum, Wales; New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge; Southwark Art Collection, London; Cork Printmakers, Ireland; Southampton City Art Gallery, Hampshire; Chhaap Foundation, India; Morley College, London; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Museo d’arte di Chianciano, Italy; and V&A Museum, London
Arising from her response to the past and to the present, her subjects are a merging of the here-and-now and the imagination.
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