Biography

Soña Holman, a native of San Francisco, has spent a lot of her life moving.  A wild culture ride has included long stints in Micronesia, Switzerland, Mexico, Toronto, Mississippi, New Mexico, California and Texas, both as kid and adult. It has impacted her art in a big way. Soña’s acrylic paintings are lyrical abstracts. Expressive organic form inhabits transient environments. Multi–layered color and movement evokes cellular, figurative & nature elements. Her latest series of Pyrographic Painting merges acrylics, venetian plaster and wood burn drawings on  large wood panels. Her paperworks are sculptural drawings, freed from the geography of the page. Floating forms of paper reside on the vertical surfaces of walls or wood. “The vigorous, expanding energy & dynamic calm found in nature is my ground zero. Trees, storms, rivers, clouds, rocks, colors of dirt – just about anything in the natural realm provides me ample material to jump off from.”  The poetic abstracts are meant to cultivate contemplation, inquiry and the realm of the mysterious. Soña moved to Texas from California in 2011, heading to the land of her ancestors. Her grandfather was  a wildcat oilman in East Texas, and  grandmother and mother were born and raised in Texas. She has been painting for over 20 years, widely exhibited in California, the US, Canada and Mexico. In California, she was awarded a Marin County Art Council Grant & was selected for highly regarded survey show of contemporary art in the Bay Area, at the Sonoma Valley Art Museum 2009 Biennial. In 2012, Soña drove to Miami with a car full  of art showing in the Verge Art Fair during  Art Basels'  Miami Art Week.  Always pushing the boundaries of her artistic vision, she is now "writing with fire", adding pyrography to her evocative paintings.
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