New York Collection for Stockholm Portfolio: Image from a videotape

About Keith Sonnier

Keith Sonnier constructs his distinctive abstract and semi-figurative light installations out of neon tubing. Often labeled a Minimalist, Sonnier places bright colors and sparse lines together in ways that heighten the lights’ reflective qualities in a given space. Inspired by both his birthplace of Louisiana and the cultures and geographies he encounters in his travels, Sonnier’s sculptures combine hi-tech industrial materials with organic or corporeal themes. For his “Herd” series (2009), Sonnier used lights and curved steel supports to create free-standing animal sculptures resembling the wildlife found in Africa.

American, b. 1941, Mamou, Louisiana, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Keith Sonnier: Selected Work 1969–2013, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Works on Paper, Castelli Gallery, New York
Keith Sonnier »The Collection«, Häusler Contemporary, Lustenau