Sonia Romero is a Los Angeles artist known for her papercut and printmaking aesthetics which she incorporates into both her public art commissions and fine art. Born in 1980, she grew up in an artistic household in Echo Park before formally studying at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her BFA in printmaking in 2002. After returning to California, she began working as a public artist, and was the artist in residence at Avenue 50 Studio in Northeast Los Angeles from 2007-2014.
Calling upon her own experiences and perspectives as a multiracial woman, Romero creates works that reflect the cultural diversity found in the communities of Los Angeles. She also explores themes relating to the universal connectedness within humanity as well as its relationship to the environment. Her signature style, a dynamic combination of printmaking, papercutting, painting, and sculpture, includes fine art pieces that have been showcased in many galleries and acquired into the collections of prominent institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Her distinctive papercut shapes and patterns can also be found in steel, tile, or paint in one of her many large-scale permanent installations around Los Angeles in notable locations, such as Little Tokyo, the Mariachi Plaza and MacArthur Metro Stations and the Artesia County Public Library.
Sonia Romero lives in Echo Park, CA where she continues to create art while raising her two children with her partner, Daniel.