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Sonya Filman

Varied Editions Featured Artist


September 16, 2016October 15, 2016


Sonya Filman, A Measure of All Possibilities (Detail), 2015, ephemeral screenprinted book, 13.25” x 19” inches (folded).

Sonya Filman is currently a Master’s Candidate in Fine Art at York University. She received Open Studio’s 2014/15 Don Phillips Scholarship, and has held positions at the Blackwood Gallery, Open Studio, C Magazine, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Utilizing print media, photography, sculpture and drawing, Filman explores the ideological influences and power dynamics that inform documentary media and other authoritative modes of representation. In considering all imagery to be imbued with ideology and cultural influence, her work is constantly related to the futility of visual representation in properly describing reality.