Sonia Stanyard

Totem Decal; 229x102cm
Tokyo Jazzscape; 180x130cm
Splitz; 140x110cm
Duality On Paper; 50x50cm or 75x68cm (including excess paper threads)
Spliced; 140x110cm (framed) Silkscreened Paper
Geoed; 140x110cm (framed)
Torn and Painted (Epoch); 130x100cm Silkscreened Paper
Rebuilt; 130x100cm Silkscreened Paper
Drystone (1); 130x100cm Silkscreened Paper collaged
Curvy; 50x65cm
Internal; 140x110cm (framed)
Rebuilt (2); 140x110cm (framed)
Drystone (2); 140x110cm Silkscreened Paper collaged
Lime Sandwiched; 130x100cm
Untitled (first); 65x65cm (framed)
Lace and Chaos; 180x160cm Oil on Canvas
No Touch; 160x180cm oil on canvas
Wrist Elbow Shoulder; 180x160cm Oil on Canvas
Untitled (white wafers); 160x180cm Oil on Canvas


My practice explores material and processes.

I am interested in the concept of reduction and setting limits, narrowing in to then fully explore the world within these self imposed boundaries.

Starting each piece with one material, most recently - green silk screened paper, I explore a specific process to form alternative readings of the material.

I express the explosive nature of ripping the material or reordering scraps on the studio floor into controlled delicate lines.

My work has a connection with labour and the investment of time.
I am drawn to pre-industrial crafts such as lace making, drystone walling, and weaving.


B. 1973, Leeds.

Graduated from Southampton in 1997 with a BA hons in Fine Art.

Art Residency at The Vermont Studio Centre, USA, 2007.

Turps Banana Correspondance Course, 2021.

Lives and works in London.

Career, Exhibitions and Achievements:

H_A_R_D_P_A_P_E_R: 50 abstract works on paper by leading contemporary artists. Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, 02 Marchg - 14 April 2024

Royal Society of Watercolour, Open 2024, Bankside Gallery, London

Trio, 3 person show, Curious Kudu, Queens Road Peckham, 2023. London.

The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2023, London.

Solo Show “Nurtured Landscape” Treviso, Italy.

Winner of The Door Prize for Painting, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol.

London Art Fair, Islington Business Design Centre, London.

Arte Laguna Prize, International Prize of Contemporary Art, Arsenalle, Venice.

ArtVerona, Lab 610 De Faveri Contemporary. Italy.

National Lottery Award for research and Travel.

Waterhouse and Dodd, group show, Mayfair, London.

Four Square Arts, Lewes, East Sussex.

Ferens Open, Hull City Art Gallery.

Turps Banana Group Show. Thameside Gallery, Woolwich, London.

Ireal Life. Group Show, Bow Arts Durham Street, London.

Southlands Hospital, permanent collection, Worthing, East Sussex.

Current & Forth Coming

Dulwich Festival, Coldharbour Studios, 26-34 Southwell Road, SE5 9PG, 11-12th & 18-19th May 2024