S o n y a   F a i r b a n k s


2006 Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
2003 Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
2000 Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY.
1998 Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. "Rooted in the Earth, Reaching for the Sky".


2012 Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA. ""Collector's Choice".
2010 Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. "Printmakers 17th Annual Juried           Exhibition".
2007-2008 Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT. "Food, Glorious Food".
2007 Westmont College Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. "Views and Visions:           The Still Life".
2006 Ventura Museum of Art, Ventura, CA. "Island Passages".
2005-2006 Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ. "Quick Bites".
2004 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.
2003 Artlink Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ.
(honorable mention by Brady           Roberts, Curator of Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art Museum).
2003 Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA. "Group Show".
2002 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. "On the Egg".
2002 Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. "Still Life and Figure".
2001 Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. "Still Life".
2000 Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. Invitational Group Show.
2000 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. Juried Benefit.
2000 Montgomery Museum of Alabama, Montgomery, AL.
1999 Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY. Group Show.
1999 Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. Invitational Group Show.
1999 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. "Take Home a Nude" Benefit;
          Curator:Bruce Ferguson.
1999 The Window Project, Santa Fe, NM. Installation.
1999 Contemporary '99, Los Alamos, NM. Curator Louis Grachos.
1998 CCC/USA, Philadelphia, PA. Contemporary Realism III.
1997-1999 Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. National Realism Invitational.
1994 Club DV8 & Club Lighten Up, San Francisco, CA.
          20' x 20' cloth mural/installation used at night clubs.
1992 Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA. "Telling Stories - Artists' Books."
          Book of stone lithographs.
1991 Nelson Morales Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Book of stone lithographs.
1991 Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. "In Book Form - The Artist's Book" The Will Of
          The People, Book of stone lithographs.
1991 Nelson Morales Gallery, San Francisco, CA. "Separate Realities"
          Color photo-montages.


"Food Art - Now You Eat It Now You Don't "
          Food and Life Magazine,  September 2005, pgs. 64-73
"A Sense of Purpose- Sonya Fairbanks' Still Lifes have a World of Thought Behind Them"

          Southwest Art Magazine, January 2005, pgs. 72-75
"Savory Still-Life Visions- Pastel Artist Sonya Fairbanks’ Still Life Studies Put Fruit in a New, Mysterious Light"

          Santa Barbara News Press- Arts Scene, December 19-25, 2003, pgs. 7-8
"Art Values- Still Life Paintings"
          Southwest Art Magazine, December 2003, pgs. 40-41
"Simple Beauties- Everyday Objects Take on Extraordinary Life"
          U.S. Art Magazine, November 2002, pgs. 24-29
"The New Look of Pastels"
          Southwest Art Magazine, April 2002, pgs. 110-116
"American Waitress"
          Art and Life featured in Documentary Film, premier March 2002,
          Santa Fe Film Festival & subsequently aired on Sundance Channel and The
          International Film Channel.
"Lifelike Still Life"-Sonya Fairbanks Still Lifes "In Pastel"
          American Artist Magazine, August 2001, pgs. 28-33
"Sonya Fairbanks, Somewhere Between the Restaurant and the Studio"
          La Cocinita Magazine, March 2001, pgs. 33-34
"Elegant Simplicity, The Art of Sonya Fairbanks"
          Focus Magazine, April/May 1998, pgs. 32-35
"The Get-Ahead Guide to Jobs and Money"
          Glamour Magazine, January 1998, pg. 90
"Artist's Book Show Wide Array of Works in Visually Distinct Format"
          Mill Valley Herald, August 19-25, 1991, pg 8


Robert Pecota Winery, Calistoga, CA.
Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
Lansing, MI.
Pranzo Italian Grill
, restaurant (20 pieces), Santa Fe, NM.
Nambé Mills Inc. Showroom
, New York, NY.


1999 to Present Pastel Society of America, New York, NY full juried member
1998 President's Undergraduate Fellowship UC Santa Barbara
1988 Abram's Grant for women in the arts, UC Santa Barbara
1991 to 1993 California Society of Printmakers Berkely CA, Board of Directors


Born, 1967, Santa Barbara, California

      1988 Bachelors of Arts Degree in Photography and Painting, UC Santa Barbara
      Conferred with 'Highest Honor' and 'Distinction the Major'


Easton Gallery,Santa Barbara, CA.
Victoria Boyce Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ.