Patricia Sonnino is a painter and architect with a curiosity for tidal edges, for nature’s mysteries; the unknown instilling a sense of wonder, found specimens triggering flights of the imagination. She regards her work as a form of making field notes. Her painting process is slow, mirroring the careful looking required by tide pools. The paint is layered—sometimes concealing background forms and colors, sometimes merging. Tide pools are about seeing through surface turbulence to wonders beneath.
She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture from Washington University and has taught design at the Boston Architectural Center. Recent exhibits include paperworks at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and Legacy at the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, MO. She lives in San Francisco.