Sonja Sekula at Andre Breton's Atelier NY 1945
|Born||April 8, 1918|
|Died||April 25, 1963 (aged 45)|
|Education||Sarah Lawrence College|
Sonja Sekula (8 April 1918 – 25 April 1963) (also known as Sonia Sekula) was a Swiss-born artist linked with the abstract expressionist movement, notable for her activity as an "out" lesbian in the New York art world during the 1940s and early 1950s.
She lived in America from 1936 to 1955. She attended Sarah Lawrence College. She met the surrealists in exile in New York during 1942. On 25 April 1963 she hanged herself in her studio in Zurich after many years of mental health issues. She is buried in St. Moritz as she had requested in a letter to her mother.
- 1943 - Group show Exhibition by 31 Women, Art of This Century gallery, New York
- 1948 - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
- 1953 - Group Show "Nine Women Painters", Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
- 1957 - Galerie Palette, Zurich, Switzerland
- 1996 - Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (1 June - 11 August)
- 1996 - Sonja Sekula (1918–1963): A Retrospective, Swiss Institute, New York, USA (12 September - 26 October)
- 2016 - "Sonja Sekula, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock & Friends", Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
- 2017 - Sonja Sekula: A Survey, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
- Womb - poem and drawing - VVV, March 1943
- Who was Sonia Sekula?, Art in America, October 1971
- A Golden Girl Escaping Into Infinity, New York Times, 20 September 1996
- Sonja Sekula - Im Zeichen der Frage, im Zeichen der Antwort. Ausgewählte Texte und Wortbilder, (in German and English) Lenos Verlag, Zürich 1996. ISBN 3-85787-250-0
- Dunkelschwestern - Annemarie von Matt und Sonja Sekula, by Roger Perret and Roman Kurzmeyer, 2008
- "Sekula, Sonja". SIKART dictionary and database.
- Richard Mann (2015), glbtqarchive.com
- "Sonja Sekula - Time Line". www.sonja-sekula.org. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
- Butler, Cornelia H.; Schwartz, Alexandra (2010). Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art. p. 45. ISBN 9780870707711.
- Glueck, Grace. "A Golden Girl Escaping Into Infinity". New York Times. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
- Yau, John. "Sonja Sekula's Time May Have Finally Come". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
- "Art in America". www.sonja-sekula.org. Retrieved 2016-03-06.