Born in Santa Cruz, lives and works in Hong Kong
Sonia Falcone is a Bolivian painter and artist. She was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 27 March 1965, but from an early age, she moved to the United States where she began to paint. As a child, Sonia Falcone wanted to be a dentist; she attended nursing school but finally chose art as her path in life. Falcone was Miss Bolivia International 88. She married Pierre Falcone and is the mother of three childen: Perrine, Eugenie y Pierre Philippe.
Sonia is an activist of health for education, a supporter and promoter of children's rights and protector of women who suffered abuse in their lives.
Falcone was invited as a volunteer by the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Museum (Arizona, United States) and devoted her time to community projects related to and in support of art: improvement and maintenance of the Opera, Theatre and the Museum of the city. As a member of the Board, she promoted the involvement of marginalized Latino communities to arts-related tasks. She is the founder of Essanté Corporation, a multinational entity established specifically for people seeking better health and greater opportunities in their lives.
Falcone has exhibited her work in La Paz (Nota Gallery) in July 2010 and Santa Cruz (Lorca Gallery) in September 2010 - Bolivia, in PINTA New York (December 2010), Miami International Art Fair (January 2011), Art Palm Beach (January 2011) PINTA London (June 2011), ArtBo Bogotá (October 2011), Buenos Aires Photo New York (November 2011), Hai Gallery Beijing (November 2011) INDI Festival La Paz (November 2011)
In these exhibitions, Falcone manifests another phase of her personality with her most known presentation "Windows of the Soul", revealing the elements that reflect her life experience. The spiritual theme is a central element in her work. Her spiritual ideal can be found in all structures, cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, but achieves its full expression in the human form, shown in her monumental multicolored pieces, where we find the rainbow, the light snow-capped peaks of the Andes, the shadows that banish the sunrises, the construction of a world with llamas and fish and where, living the art of war, the sun of justice rose and the drops of blood became art and poetry.
Windows of the Soul II, a major video-art piece of the artist, participated in the XVII Bienal de Arte de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where Sonia was invited to participate.
At the beginning of the third millennium, after receiving an honorary doctorate from Trinity College of Graduate Studies in “Spirituality and Psychology”, she joined her social and artistic labor, thinking of art as a tool that could be used not only to understand thoroughly people’s problems, but also to help them think.
“Passions of the Soul”, one of her most recent Works, achieves a rapport between art and game, trying to reach the adult and the child within by creating metaphors that express a philosophy of life.
So far Sonia has appeared in several collectives, mainly in Phoenix City Government Convention Center– Civic Plaza, invited by the National Hispanic Woman Corporation. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Phoenix, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, and “The Gallery” in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
2011 Hai Gallery – Beijing, China
2011 INDI festival – La Paz, Bolivia
2011 Pinta NY, Salar Gallery, USA
2011 Buenos Aires Photo, Salar Gallery, Palais de Glace, Argentina
2011 ArtBo Bogota, Salar Gallery, Corferias, Colombia
2011 Pinta London, Salar Gallery, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London UK.
2011 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2011 Miami International Art Fair, Salar Gallery, Miami Beach Convention Center, FL. USA
2010 Pinta New York Art Fair, Salar Gallery, New York City, USA
2010 Santa Cruz International Biennale, Casa de la Cultura, Santa Cruz Bolivia
2010 Solo Art exhibit, Galeria Lorca, Santa Cruz Bolivia
2007 Solo Art Exhibit, Calvin Charles Gallery, AZ, USA