EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design (2002)

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Sonia Romero, Public Artist, Avenue 50 Studio (2016)

Homegirl Café, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

Revolving Landscape, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles (2012)

Inner Landscape, Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College (2011)

Romero/Romero, Plaza de la Raza, Lincoln Heights (2011)

The Lion’s Share, The Folk Tree, Los Angeles (2008)

2nd Edition, a Father/Daughter Print Retrospective, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles (2007)

Debut Solo Show, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles (2006)

Fledglings, Metro Gallery, Los Angeles (2006)

Upstories, Downstories, a Mother/Daughter show, Double Vision Gallery, Los Angeles (2004)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

WE RISE LA, Los Angeles, CA (2019)

Día De los Muertos, A Cultural Legacy, Past Presents and Future, a PST LA/LA exhibit, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA (2017)

LA Women, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Forest Lawn Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

LA-SA, Gravelmouth Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2013)

Estampas de la Raza, Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection, San Antonio, TX (2012)

Domestic Disobedience: Redefining the Feminine Space, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA (2012)

Chicanitas (size doesn’t matter) from the Cheech Marin Collection, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Arizona (2011)

Through the Looking Glass, El Camino College Gallery, Torrance, CA (2007)

Xican@ Demiurge - An Immediate Survey, Fresno, CA (2007)

Latino Artists of Los Angeles – Defining Identity, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona (2005)

Five Chicano LA Artists, Galerie Par-ci, Par-la, Lyon, France (2005)

The Tree of Life, El Camino College Gallery, Torrance, CA (2005)

Presidential Scholars Exhibit, National Gallery, Washington DC (2005)

PERMANENT PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

IN PROGRESS  - Mariachi Plaza, Mariachi Plaza Metro Station, 1000 square foot hand painted mural, commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles (2017)

Byzantine Latino District Medallions, 25 exterior powder coated medallions adorning light pole throughout the Byzantine Latino District, commissioned by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative and the BLQ BID, Los Angeles, (2017)

Lady Artesia, Artesia County Library, 9 x 14 ft. hand painted/printed tile mural, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Artesia, CA (2017)

La Linea de la Vida, Plaza de la Raza (32 repeating laser cut steel panels create a retaining wall surrounding the community center’s parking lot), commissioned by Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles (2017)

They Fly Through the Water, Belvedere Aquatic Center, (12 exterior tile vignettes with steel laser cut figures and interior lobby installation with mural, tile and steel figure) commissioned by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, East Los Angeles (2014)

Little Tokyo Medallion Project (40 exterior powder coated medallions adorning the light poles of Little Tokyo), commissioned by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA), Los Angeles (2013)

MacArthur Park, Urban Oasis (thirteen porcelain tile murals in the metro station mezzanine), commissioned by the Los Angele Metro Art Department, MacArthur Park/Westlake Metro station (2011)

Tierra del Sol (interior powder coated aluminum mural) commissioned by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA), Canoga Park. Project Budget (2009)

The Water Cycle; Eternal Flow (four murals at four public swimming pools), commissioned by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, East Los Angeles, Project Budget (2008)

TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

Wings of the Dead (community altar for Dia De Los Muertos), commissioned by the city of Old Pasadena (2017)

MacArthur Park Puzzle Pieces (12 wheat-pasted wooden light pole medallions placed throughout Macarthur Park featuring student work) commissioned by LA Commons, Los Angeles, 6 month installation (2013)

Bee Pile (block printed felt bee pile installation placed inside Figueroa Produce Market), commissioned by the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Folk Art Everywhere Project, 3 month installation (2010)

Pomona (linocut poster placed throughout bus and train system), commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Art Department, 1 year installation (2006)

Mexican/American War (acrylic mural placed in lobby of theater at the Gene Autry) commissioned by the Gene Autry Museum, 1 year installation (1998)

AWARDS & HONORS

National Public Art Award for “Urban Oasis”, MacArthur Park/Westlake Metro Station, from Public Art Network in Review, Americans for the Arts (2011)

Durfee Foundation ARC Completion Grant (2008)

RISD European Honors Program, year of independent study in Rome, Italy (2001)

G.W. Hodge Richie Scholarship Award in Excellence in Printmaking (2001)

Four Year Trustee Merit Scholarship at Rhode Island School of Design (1999)

Presidential Scholar in the Visual Arts (1998)

1st prize winner, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (1998)

Invitee to the American Academy of Achievement Recognition Week (1998)

Private Issue Jane Seymour Visual Arts Award (1998)

Sonny Brown Scholarship Award (1998)