Sonja Thomsen Artist Books & Workshop

As an extension of her installation in the space of elsewhere at the Madison Museum of Contempoary Art, Milwaukee-based artist Sonja Thomsen has produced a zine for you to unfold and explore. At the heart of the publication is a statement by curator Leah Kolb and a Q&A with Sonja Thomsen. From September 9 through September 30, 2017, Arts + Literature Laboratory will exhibit a selection of Thomsen's artist books in the ALL Library. Additionally, on Saturday, September 16, from 2:00-4:30pm, Thomsen will discuss her role of bookmaking in her installation practice and offer a workshop to participants who want feedback on their own artist books. This FREE workshop is limited to 10 participants. Please RSVP to including the name, phone number and email of all participants registering for the event. Bring a work in progress or book dummy that you wish to share.

This book exhibition and workshop are part of a series of events and happenings planned in concert with in the space of elsewhere at MMoCA. For more information, please visit

Sonja Thomsen

Sonja Thomsen (b. 1978) is a Milwaukee-based artist whose multifaceted practice combines photography, sculpture, interactive installation and site-specific public art to create spaces reflective of our own perceptions.  Since earning an MFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute (2004), she has exhibited with Higher Pictures, DePaul Art Museum, Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery f5,6 in Munich among others. Thomsen's work resides in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Reykjavík Museum of Photography and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Accolades include the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists, Milwaukee Arts Board New Work Commission, Digital Artist in Residence at Columbia College Chicago and a Hermitage Artist Fellowship.   Sonja Thomsen is a member of the international photography collective Piece of Cake. Thomsen is a Lecturer at the... Read More

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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