Keith Sonnier

Keith Sonnier (July 31, 1941 – July 18, 2020) 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.[1][2][3]

Keith Sonnier
Born(1941-07-31)July 31, 1941
DiedJuly 18, 2020(2020-07-18) (aged 78)
Known forperformance
MovementPostminimalism, Process Art

Materials and techniquesEdit

The materials Sonnier employed included neon and fluorescent lights; reflective materials; aluminum and copper; and glass and wires.


  1. ^ Brown, Kate (July 20, 2020). "Sculptor Keith Sonnier, America's Experimental Poet of Light and Neon, Has Died at Age 78". Artnet.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Randy (July 23, 2020). "Keith Sonnier, Playful Sculptor in Neon, Dies at 78". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Blagg, Max (May 2012). "Keith Sonnier". Interview. Retrieved June 1, 2013.

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