Keith Sonnier (July 31 1941-July 18, 2020). Born in Mamou, Louisiana and died in Southampton, New York. He was a Postminimalist sculptor, performance artist, video and light artist. Sonnier was one of the first artists to use light in sculpture in the 1960s, and was one of the most successful with this technique. Sonnier was a part of the Process Art Movement.
He died on 18 July 2020 at the age of 78.
Materials and techniques
The materials Sonnier has used include: neon and fluorescent lights; reflective materials; aluminum and copper; and
glass and wires.
Keith Sonnier's Web Site
Keith Sonnier in the National Gallery of Australia's Kenneth Tyler Collection
Keith Sonnier in the Video Data Bank
BOMB Magazine interview with Keith Sonnier by Betsy Sussler (Spring, 1982)
Review of Keith Sonnier in Sculpture magazine
BNF: cb145678659 (data)
ISNI: 0000 0000 8283 544X
WorldCat Identities: lccn-n80119906
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