Resumé

Beginning a energy burst mosaic element for 'VisionShift', a new mosaic installation by Sonia King

Education

MBA         Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1996
BFA          Environmental Design, California College of Arts, San Francisco, 1975

Professional Experience

– First American to have work in the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Mosaic Art, Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy
– Art represented in private, public and corporate collections
– Numerous commissions and award-winning installations
– Artist in Residence: Solo Mosaico, St Petersburg, Russia; Gaziantep, Turkey; Oklahoma City Community College, OK; Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon
– Instructor in Mosaic: Mosaic Department Head at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas; Senior Tutor at West Dean College, Chichester, UK; workshops in Australia, New Zealand, France, Turkey, Tunisia, Greece, The Netherlands
– Past-President and Founding Member, Society of American Mosaic Artists
– Past-Vice President, Associazone Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei
– Speaker, British Assoc. for Modern Mosaics, London; Society of American Mosaic Artists, San Francisco, Austin, Houston; National Mosaic Exhibition, Cape Cod, MA; AIMC, Brazil, Australia, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Vienna; Prix Picasiette, France
– Artist, Dallas Soars, The Pegasus Project
– Curator, The Sum of All Parts I and The Sum of All Parts II
– Juror of various National/International exhibitions
– Author, Mosaic Techniques and Traditions, Sterling Publishing, 2003, 2006

Selected Awards

– Permanent Collection of Contemporary Mosaic Art, Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy, 2013
– ‘Publikumspreis’ (Members Choice Award), Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaic, Vienna Congress of the Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei, 2014
– Best in Show – Abstract, National Mosaic Exhibition, Cape Cod, MA, 2011
– International Prize for Mosaic Art and Architecture, Special Recognition, Italy, 2010
– Jurors’ Award, Art in Pieces, Mystic Center for the Arts, Mystic, CT, 2010
– Spectrum Award, International recognition for ‘creativity and achievement’ from the tile industry, Design and Detail, 2009
– Best in Show, Winter Whites, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2009
– Spectrum Award, International recognition for ‘creativity and achievement’ from the tile industry, 2006
– Frank T Ross Award, Winner, 2006
– Texas Visual Arts Association National 2005 Exhibition, Irving Arts Center, American Airlines Award winner
– Signature Award, Texas Visual Arts Association, 2004
– Earth Elements 2003, Award of Merit, Society of American Mosaic Artists, Miami, FL
– Arts 2003 National Juried Exhibition, Special Award, Rockwall, Texas
– D Home and Garden Best of Everything, Best Mosaic Artist, March, 2002

Selected Commissions

2015          VisionShift, Mosaic walls at Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District, Dallas, TX
2013          Aquasphere, Mosaic wall feature, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX2010          Aurora, Mosaic wall feature, Pleasant Grove Public Library, Dallas, TX
2009          Nebula Aqua, Mosaic wall feature, Private residence, San Francisco, CA Awarded special recognition in the 2010 International Prize for Mosaic Art and Architecture, Pordenone, Italy
2008          Nebula Chroma, Mosaic wall feature, Main lobby, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Awarded an international Spectrum Award
2006          Mosaic wall design, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Lehigh, PA
2005          Glass on glass mosaic windows for two ICU floors, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
2003-4       Four mosaic feature walls, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Awarded an international Spectrum Award, The Nature wall was featured on the cover of Healthcare Design magazine
2002          Mosaic Leaf floor, Private Residence, Grapevine, TX   Featured on HGTV’s Modern Masters

Selected Exhibitions

2015          RavennaMosaico, Mosaics of the World juried exhibition, International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic, Ravenna, Italy
2015          Mosaic Arts International Juried, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
2015          A Mosaic Passover, Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, Texas
2015          Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Invitational, Ashland, Oregon
2014          Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaic, Center for Architecture, Vienna, Austria
2014          Masters Invitational Mosaic Arts International, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
2014          Pattern Now XIV, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2014          Bibliomosaico Invitational, Riga, Latvia
2013          Mosaic Arts International Juried, The Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
2013          RavennaMosaico, Mosaics of the World juried exhibition, International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic, Ravenna, Italy
2013          Pattern Now, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2013          Bibliomosaico Invitational, Ravenna, Italy
2012          Prix Picassiette, Chartres, France
2012          International Contemporary Mosaic Art Exhibition, Clauiano, Italy
2012          International Assoc. of Contemporary Mosaicists, Larnaca, Cyprus
2012          Articulate: The Artist’s Voice, Charlotte, NC
2011          National Mosaic Exhibition, Cape Cod, MA
2010          International Prize for Mosaic Art and Architecture, Pordenone, Italy
2010          Mosaic Arts International Juried, Stained Glass Museum, Navy Pier, Chicago
2010          International Assoc. of Contemporary Mosaicists, Athens, Greece
2009          Mosaic Arts International Juried, Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
2009          RavennaMosaico, First Int’l Festival of Contemporary Mosaic, Ravenna, Italy
2008          Mosaic Arts International Juried, Bakehouse Arts Complex, Miami, Florida
2008          International Assoc. of Contemporary Mosaicists, Gaziantep, Turkey
2008          Contemporary Mosaics Invitational, West Dean College, Chichester, UK
2007          Mosaic Arts International Juried, Mesa Contemporary, Mesa, Arizona
2007          Sum of All Parts, Hillsboro, Oregon
2006          Beneath the Surface International Juried, High Risk Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2006          International Assoc. of Contemporary Mosaicists, Skopje, Macedonia
2006          Nature in Art, Twigworth, England
2005          Mosaic In Architecture, Museo do Jardim Botanico, Curitiba, Brazil
2005          Texas Visual Arts Association National 2005, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
2005          A More Perfect Union International Juried, Ellipse Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
2004          Prix Picassiette, Chartres, France
2004          Opus Veritas International Juried, Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco, CA
2004          Int’l. Assoc. of Contemporary Mosaicists, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Publications

Featured Artist, Guide to Mosaic Techniques, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Trafalgar Square Books, 2015
Featured Artist, Souvenirs of a Journey, American Craft, 2013
Featured Artist, Dallas Mosaic Artist Collects Two Big Honors, Dallas Morning News, 2013
Featured Artist, Sonia King’s Milestones, Mosaic Art Now, 2013
Featured Artist, Art in Pieces, Miami Herald, 2012
Featured Artist, Mosaic Art Today, Schiffer Publishing, 2012
Featured Artist, Art Goes to Pieces, California Modern Magazine, 2012
Featured Artist, Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Trafalgar Square Books, 2012
Featured Artist, Mosaic Fine Art Abstracts, Mosaic Fine Art Books, 2011
Featured Artist, Solo Mosaico Annual, St Petersburg Russia, 2010
Featured Artist, Mosaico na Rede Magazine, Brazil, October 2010
Cover Artist/Article, Grout, British Association for Modern Mosaics, January 2009
Featured Artist, De Kunst van het Mozaïeken, Weitenberg & de Melo, Forte Uitgevers BV, Netherlands, 2009
Featured Artist, Luxe Magazine, June 2009
Featured Artist, Mosaic Art Today, Elaine M Goodwin, David Porteous Editions, 2008
Featured Artist, Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice, Brit Hammer, 2008
Featured Artist, Mosaic Art Now, 2008
Cover Artist, Healthcare Design Magazine, April 2005
Featured Artist, Home Design, 2005
Gallery Artist, Mosaic Art & Style, JoAnn Locktov, Rockport, 2005
Cover Artist, Healthcare Design Magazine, September 2004
Cover Artist/Gallery, Prix Picassiette, 2004
Cover Artist/Gallery, Mosaic Sourcebook, Locktov & Mastrandrea, Rockport Pub, 2004
Featured Artist, Healthcare Spaces No.2, Visual Reference Publications, 2004
Our Homes Today, New Zealand, 27 July 2004
Author, Mosaic Techniques and Traditions, Sterling Publishing, 2003
Cover Artist/Gallery, Modern Mosaic, Tessa Hunkin, Firefly Books, 2003
Featured Artist, Encyclopedia of Mosaic, Elaine M. Goodwin, Batsford, 2003
Featured Artist, The Complete Mosaic Handbook, Sarah Kelly, Search Press Ltd, 2003
Featured Artist, Your Home & Garden, Britain, August 2003
Featured Artist, Tile Style, Dallas Morning News, December 2003
D Home and Garden Best of Everything, Best Mosaic Artist, March, 2002
Featured Artist, Mosaics Inside and Out, Doreen Mastrandrea, Rockport Pub, 2001
Featured Artist, The New Mosaic, Danielle Truscott Dawson, Lark Press, 1999