Sonomi Kobayashi is a New York based artist, was born and grew up in Japan.
Her work is symbolic and abstract. She uses different mediums such as oil paint, ink, watercolor, and printmaking such as lithography and etching.
In her work, she strives to express the relationships between humanity, nature, earth and the universe. More personally, creating artwork for her is meditation and a reflection of herself in a moment in time. Viewers often find universality in her artworks, which depict shapes and symbols found in nature.
She received studio certificate in painting from The Art Students League of New York, and also studied sculpture and printmaking there. She now works out of her studio in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY and exhibits frequently in the United States, Japan, and Europe. Recently two of her work became the permanent collection of Yuko Nii Foundation / Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY. She received Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, and also earned scholarships and has done residencies at Vermont Studio Center, VT, Vytlacil Campas, Sparkill, NY, and Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre, Sainte Colombe, France.