Sonomi Kobayashi

Exhibition “2021”

Born and raised in Japan, Sonomi Kobayashi, is a New York based painter and printmaker who is interested in science, physics, stars, nature, and spirituality.

Most of her work is symbolic and abstract. They are based on images that she sees during her meditation and some symbolic shapes that she finds attractive in nature. Working on artwork is also a meditation for her.

She uses all kinds of mediums such as alcohol ink, oil paint, watercolor, and works with printmaking, collages and creates large scale site specific installation.

Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Japan, and Europe, including Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (NYC), Lesley Heller Workspace (NYC), Flinn Gallery (CT), 341 FSN Gallery (LA), Galerie ARTAe, (Leipzig Germany), The National Art Center (Tokyo), Galerie La (Tokyo, Japan). She also has participated in book fairs at MoMA PS1, Printed Matter Inc, Kinokuniya Bookstore in New York City. She received Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, participated in residencies at MASS MoCA (MA), Vermont Studio Center (VT), ASL Vytlacil Campus (NY), and Cat’Art Contemporary Art Centre (France). Her work is a part of the permanent collection of Yuko Nii Foundation of Williamsburg Art and Historical Center.


“Infinity Bubbles”

I strive to express our lives by painting abstract bubbles that change shapes every moment.

We are experiencing an interesting time of change and it seems a big change but nothing is the same ever.  

Let go of fear of changing.


Year: 2020

Materials: Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper

Size: 36″ x 26″ (unframed)

Exhibition “2021”

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.

Christina Massey
Jeffrey Morabito
Ellen Weider