Awards & Exhibitions


Black and White, Brooklyn Waterfront Association Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

Sonya Showcase, The Candy Factory, Brooklyn, NY

One Inspired Evening, Moonlight Studios, Chicago, IL


RAW Art Showcase, The Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY, IL

Sonya Art Walk, TIPSY Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

MARP Exhibition, Owl and the Pussycat, Brooklyn, NY

Black Artstory Exhibition, The Emerson, Brooklyn, NY


One Inspired Evening, Revel Downtown, Chicago, IL

Territorios, Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Queens, NY

Transition, The Candy Factory, Brooklyn, NY


Sonya Art Walk, Sairi Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Sonya Blue, The Rising Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Village, Renate Albertsen-Marton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Halloween Salon Show, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Wide Open 3 National, Brooklyn Waterfront, Brooklyn NY

Peoples Choice, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Text(ile), Fibrous Languages in ArtInfinity Art Gallery, Online Art Gallery


I'm Not A Good Enough Feminist, Brooklyn, NY

Bbox Radio Art Show, Pips Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Scroll Bowl, Frost Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

In-Between Spaces, Berrie Center Photo Lounge, NJ

Guest Speaker, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL


Study/Space, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Mexico: A World of Toys, Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL

Deck-A-Dent Dutchess, 54b, Chicago, IL

One Inspired Evening, Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall, Chicago, IL

Freedom, Graffiti Zone, Chicago, IL

Humboldt Park Art Festival, Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL


Brazil- Projeto Igari, The Global Canvas, Chicago, IL

Through Our Eyes, Graffiti Zone, Chicago, IL

Unity, Quennect Four, Chicago, IL

CJ’s Show, Graffiti Zone, Chicago, IL

Humboldt Park Arts Festival, Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL

Change, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

Inspiration Corporation One Inspired Evening, River East Art Center, Chicago, IL

Self, Ovenden Contemporary, Online Art Gallery

A Night of Sight and Sound February, Quennect 4, Chicago, IL

A Night of Sight and Sound January, Debonair, Chicago, IL


Words That Kill, The Spot, Chicago, IL

Outdated Polaroid Show, Chicago Country Club, Chicago, IL

Art on Track, Mobile CTA Gallery, Chicago, IL

Isn’t it?, Chicago Public Radio, Vocalo, Chicago, IL

Black and White, Fundraiser Art Exhibit, Chicago, IL

Switchboard Art Show, Chicago, IL

Full Bleed, Loft 3a, Chicago, IL

il strato un regalo gradito, South Union Arts, Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, G2, Chicago, IL


Nippon Steel Winter Exhibition, Nippon Steel Factory, Chicago, IL

InHabit Group Show, Revolving Door Gallery, Chicago, IL

Hope in the Making Juried Exhibition, Faith and Work Arts Ministry, New York, NY


Art Bash Juried Group Show, G2, Chicago, IL

Collaborative Work Group Show, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Chicago, IL


Academic Award Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

National Scholastics Juried Show, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Gold Medal Recipient


2017 Master of Science of Education and School Building and District Leadership, 

College of Saint Rose, NY, NY

2013    Master of Science of Education, Long Island University, School of Education, NY, NY

2008      Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Emphasis in Art Education, Photography and Fibers and Material Studies

            Intermediate Spanish Certificate, Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, IL

2007     Exchange Program, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain


Facilitator and Panel Speaker, National Endowment for the Arts Conference, NY (2017)

Mural Community Project, Palomino, Colombia (2013)

Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011)

Harold Arts, Chesterhill, Ohio (2010)

Lethal Poetry, Chicago, Illinois (2009)

Ox-bow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan (2006)