Sonja Hinrichsen

Sonja Hinrichsen

Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through exploration and research. As an artist she feels the responsibility to address subject matters our society tends to neglect or deny, particularly adverse impacts to the natural world. Her work manifests in immersive video installations and interventions in nature. Her participatory project “Snow Drawings” engages communities worldwide. Sonja graduated from the Academy of Art in Stuttgart, Germany in 1997/98, and received a Masters degree in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. She has been invited to group- and solo- exhibitions worldwide and has won numerous art residency awards.

Sonja Hinrichsen, Mud Season Review Artist

Immaterial and Ephemeral

Cynthia Close interviews
Sonja Hinrichsen


Our art co-editor Cynthia Close recently had this exchange with Sonja Hinrichsen, our Issue #19 featured artist and cover artist for our second print issue. Here’s what she had to say about how her art career took shape, the differences between art school in Germany and the U.S., and the logistics of creating and documenting her “Snow Drawings”… Read more


The Three Gorges – 3rd Edition, Organhaus Gallery, Chongqing, China 2011

By Sonja Hinrichsen

We, as humans, alter our landscapes so that they better fit our purposes. This raises questions about our perception of the natural world in centuries to come. Will we reconsider and preserve it, will we change it so it better serves our causes, or will we destroy it altogether….
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