Art discipline: 
Sonya Spilkin is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. Her current work focuses primarily on the recording of journeys and mapping, with themes exploring transitions, migration, and the role that memory and hope play in individual and collective identities.

Spilkin works primarily in painting, drawing, and photography, while experimenting with perfomative sessions leading to visual records of transitive physical journeys.

She spent three years commuting between Berlin and Toronto, a process which has heavily informed her practice and subject matter. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa (2009) and Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - University of Toronto (2010), where she specialized in Visual Arts at the Secondary level.

As an artist with an passion for education and collective learning, she is interested in the role that community plays for artists and in society at large, and how coming together as thinkers and creators can bring about change and open a platform for exploration and growth in an authentic way.
Important projects / Exhibitions: 
Markus, Janet. Art Works. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2011. Print
Artwork and activity featured in the new Canadian Visual Arts Textbook. Pg 108-109

Awards / Prizes : 
2010 Percy H. Taçon Memorial Bursary, OISE – University of Toronto
2009 Suzanne Rivard-Lemoyne Prize, 2nd place, BFA, University of Ottawa
2008 Jacqueline Fry Award, 2nd place, University of Ottawa–Department of Visual Arts 2005