Sonia Mak is a first-generation Chinese-American and Los Angeles-based curator. She was a founding curator at the Chinese American Museum, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellow, and has worked at the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Autry National Center, Vincent Price Art Museum, Craft Contemporary, and Morono Kiang Gallery, a contemporary Chinese art gallery. She and Shervin Shahbazi co-founded and co-curate Art Salon Chinatown, a showcase for Asian American artists, established in 2018. She holds a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University and a MA in Art History from University of California, advised by Amelia Jones. Her interest is in modern and contemporary work by women artists and artists of color. Her curatorial work has focused on Chinese American and Asian American art. Ms. Mak’s exhibition and catalogue project, ’Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles, was presented as part of the Getty Foundation’s first unprecedented regional initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA, 1945-1980. She has also served as a grant panel reviewer for the California Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture.


Contact: Sonia [at] Art Salon Chinatown .com