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Bio

Sonia Payes is an Australian artist working with photography, multi-media, animation and sculpture, based in Melbourne, Australia. A strong environmental narrative permeates Payes’s works and the cycle of re-creation is explored in her wildly dystopian landscapes, portraits and sculptures.

 

Payes has exhibited in public and private galleries and museums nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous public galleries Australia, and prestigious private collections in Australia, Shanghai, Beijing, Switzerland, London, Belgium and United States of America.  Payes has participated in Art Fairs, most recently 2019 Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, NSW, Australia.

In 2016 Payes held a major solo exhibition at McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Parallel Futures, as the recipient of the MAP14 Prize for sculpture.
In 2017 Payes exhibited a solo exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australians In PNG. 
Payes recently was one of the selected Australian artists to exhibit at the Southeast Museum Of Photography in Florida USA, and is excited to be included in the 6th Photo Biennial Barcelona, Spain.



Selected solo & group exhibitions include:

Southeast Museum Of Photography Florida USA
Monash Gallery Of Art VIC AUS

McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park VIC AUS
Scott Livesey Galleries VIC AUS

Fabrik Expo Art Design & Architecture Los Angeles USA

Art16 London Fehily Contemporary UK

Willow Studios Los Angeles Arts District Of DTLA USA

Auckland Art Fair Fehily Contemporary NZ
Shanghai Contemporary ACAF CHINA

Urban Planning Exhibition Centre Shanghai CHINA
Sculpture By The Sea Bondi NSW AUS
Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe WA AUS
White Night Melbourne VIC AUS
Lorne Sculpture Biennale VIC AUS
L’Oreal Fashion Week VIC AUS
BOMA Shipping Container Gallery QLD AUS
CCP Perth WA AUS

CCP Melbourne VIC AUS
Melbourne Art Fair Charles Nodrum Gallery VIC AUS
John Curtin Gallery Perth WA AUS

Tarrawarra Museum Of Art VIC AUS

Bayside Art Gallery Melbourne VIC AUS
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA AUS

Hillview Sculpture Biennial Southern Highlands NSW AUS
Winmark Winery Sculpture Walk Hunter Valley NSW AUS

 

Major Selected Publications:

UNTITLED.Portraits of Australian Artists - by Sonia Payes
Macmillan Art Publishing 2007

TRANSFORMATIONS The Art of Sonia Payes - by Dr. Ashley Crawford
Thames & Hudson 2017

Payes is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries Melbourne Australia