Sonya Rapoport

Sonya Rapoport, previous to being a new-media artist, had an extensive art career as a painter. She started producing computer assisted art works in the mid-70's when she became involved in art/science collaborations at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the Anthropology Department, University of California at Berkeley. Rapoport's botanical research on the pandanus tree at the University of California at Berkeley; the olive tree at the University of Cordoba, Spain; and Kabbalah's Tree of Life have been sources for inter-disciplinary web art projects. Her interactive installations have been presented at Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ars Electronica, Austria; DOCUMENTA, Kassel, Germany, the Kuopio Museum, Finland, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Whitney Biennial 2006. ISEA, DIGITAL SALON, and Siggraph have hosted her electronic artwork over the past 13 years. Traveling exhibitions sponsored by the United States Information Service and the National Endowment for the Arts have included her electronically formatted book works. Rapoport has extensively published writings that include art and book reviews and critiques. She published chapters in the books entitled Religious Movements in the Contemporary World (Attar publishing, São Paulo, Brazil) and Jews&Shoes (Berg Publishers, Oxford International Publishers Limited).

Books and Journal Articles

Artist's Note

Smell Your Destiny: Web Interaction with the Fifth Sense

June 2004

Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation

August 1999

Invenção 99

August 2000

Digital Dreams: New Works by Students from the Digital Media Program

February 2001
Artist's Article

Digitizing the Golem: From Earth to Outer Space

April 2006