b. 1963 (New York City)
Sono Kuwayama is a visual artist working with installation through painting, sculpture and video. She finds fluidity in working between various disciplines that allows her the freedom to create without limitations. The daughter of artists Tadaaki Kuwayama and Rakuko Naito, Kuwayama spent her life immersed in the art world and grew up in the NYC art scene, working as an artist assistant to Tadaaki Kuwayama and later, Donald Sultan. After attending Yale University’s summer painting program she went on to receive her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1990, where she studied with working artists Jackie Windsor and Judy Pfaff, among others. Her work on films about artists include Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle, A Night at the Poet’s Cafe, and an interview with Agnes Martin.