Sonia Melnikova-Raich was trained and worked as an architect and artist in Moscow, Russia, before she moved to San Francisco in 1987. When she turned to photography, schooling in art and design remained noticeably present in her works. She exhibits locally and nationally and has been a finalist and a winner in many photography competitions. Her photography has been in over 50 group exhibits, she had several solo shows, and had her works featured in the photography section
of San Francisco Chronicle, as well as professional photography journals, including, among others, F-Stop Photography Magazine, Diffusion Journal of Unconventional Photography, Shadow & Light Magazine, Bokeh Bokeh Photography, Lenscratch Magazine of Contemporary Photography, and Creativity Quarterly Journal of Art & Design.
Curator Review: Winter Petals
A wonderful exploration of growth and passage dominates this welcoming work by artist Sonia Melnikova-Raich. Sonia’s highly conceptual piece exudes an awareness of continuance and seasonal stages. From the eloquently placed berries, to the living line of green atop the brittle curved leaves, this distinctive image emanates an engaging congruity.
- E.E. Jacks