Sonia Falcone

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Sonia Falcone
Sonia Falcone.jpg
Sonia Falcone 2011
Born Sonia Montero
(1965-03-27)March 27, 1965
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Nationality Bolivian
Known for Painting and Installation

Sonia Falcone, born March 27, 1965 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is a Bolivian painter and artist.

Early-life[edit]

She moved at an early age to the United States where she began to paint. As a child, Sonia Falcone wanted to be a dentist; she attended nursing school but finally chose art as her path in life. Sonia represented her homeland in Japan with the title of Miss Bolivia International 1988. She married Pierre Falcone. Sonia is an activist of health for education, a supporter and promoter of children's rights and protector of women who suffered abuse in their lives.

Artistic career[edit]

Falcone was invited as a volunteer by the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Museum (Arizona, United States) and devoted her time to community projects related to and in support of art: improvement and maintenance of the Opera, Theatre and the Museum of the city. As a member of the Board, she promoted the involvement of marginalized Latino communities to arts-related tasks. She is the founder of Essanté Corporation, a multinational entity established specifically for people seeking better health and greater opportunities in their lives.

Falcone has exhibited her work in La Paz (Nota Gallery) in July 2010 and Santa Cruz (Lorca Gallery) in September 2010 - Bolivia, in PINTA New York (December 2010), Miami International Art Fair [1] (January 2011) and from June 6, in PINTA [2]London (June 2011).

In these exhibitions, Falcone manifests another phase of her personality with her most known presentation "Windows of the Soul", revealing the elements that reflect her life experience. The spiritual theme is a central element in her work. Her spiritual ideal can be found in all structures, cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, but achieves its full expression in the human form, shown in her monumental multicolored pieces, where we find the rainbow, the light snow-capped peaks of the Andes, the shadows that banish the sunrises, the construction of a world with llamas and fish and where, living the art of war, the sun of justice rose and the drops of blood became art and poetry.

Video Art Installation, a major piece of this artist, participated in the XVII Bienal de Arte de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where Sonia was invited to participate.

At the beginning of the third millennium, after receiving an honorary doctorate from Trinity College of Graduate Studies [3] in “Spirituality and Psychology”, she joined her social and artistic labor, thinking of art as a tool that could be used not only to understand thoroughly people’s problems, but also to help them think.

“Passions of the Soul”, one of her most recent Works, achieves a rapport between art and game, trying to reach the adult and the child within by creating metaphors that express a philosophy of life.

So far Sonia has appeared in several collectives, mainly in Phoenix City Government Convention Center– Civic Plaza, invited by the National Hispanic Woman Corporation. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Phoenix, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, and “The Gallery” in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Selected works[edit]

  • Passions of the Soul (2010)
  • Creation (2010)
  • Llama (2010)
  • Video art Installation (2010)
  • Drops of Blood Installation (2010)
  • Live Soul Installation (2010)
  • Blue Water (2008)
  • Dawn (2008)
  • Sun of Righteousness (2008)
  • All eyes on you (2011) Mixed media installation – 160x60 cm
  • Walking on Eggshells (2011) Mixed media installation – 200 aluminum cubes and 300 stainless steel eggs - Dimensions variable
  • Self-portrait I, II, III (2011) 3D scanning printed on translucent photographic paper – 76x121 cm
  • See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil (2011) 3D scanning printed on translucent photographic paper – 76x121 cm
  • Vertigo (2011)Oil on linen – 180x108 cm
  • Vertigo (2011) 200x120 cm – Oil on linen

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