Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sonja studied jewellery design and metalsmithing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) in Halifax, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012.
Sonja is inspired by elements of erosion, decay, and re-growth in urban and rural environments. Her interest in sculptural concepts and three-dimensionality continually influences her work. Sonja currently resides in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, where she houses her unique off-grid studio, actively creating pieces for both exhibition and private commission.