Sonia Romero is a Los Angeles artist known for her paper-cut and printmaking aesthetics which she incorporates into both her fine art and public art commissions. Born in 1980, she grew up in an artistic household in Echo Park before formally studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. 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 person, Romero creates work that reflects the cultural diversity found in the communities of Los Angeles. She 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, paper-cutting, 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 paper-cut shapes and patterns can be found in steel, tile, or paint in one of her many large-scale permanent installations in notable locations such as Little Tokyo, the Mariachi Plaza and MacArthur Park Metro Stations and the Artesia County Public Library.