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Sonja John is...

a queer, first generation New York City-based artist and recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2017. Drawing from flora and fauna native to her parents' homelands of Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Philippines, her work seeks to interrogate theories of color, belonging, contested geographic and biological bodies, and post-colonial effects on landscape and culture. Her contributions to museum education and visual art have been featured at the RISD Museum, The New Yorker, and Hyperallergic. Her poetry has been featured at Jazz At Lincoln Center and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. An avid collector of animal bones, she is probably best friends with the skeletons in your closet.