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Based in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sonja Thomsen is a conceptual artist working in photography and installation. She received an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004 and a BA in Biology & Studio Art from Kenyon College in 2000. Thomsen's photographs have been featured in group & solo exhibitions nationally and are featured in the permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Her work has also recently been exhibited in: New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; Silverstein Photography, New York City, NY; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL; Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; and The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI. She was a Hermitage Fellow in 2008 and a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize in 2009. Her first international museum show at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography in Iceland opened January of 2012.
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008.
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