I make art to heal myself and others.
Sunny Strader (b. 1991) is an American artist whose work explores the inner realm of spirituality in addition to the material concerns of the millennial generation. Her lens-based practice is rapidly expanding into painting and sculpture. She is heavily influenced by the tradition of tarot cards, Jungian philosophy, and cartoons. She also works full-time as a professional psychic medium.
Sunny's work has been exhibited in shows at Contemporary Calgary, Canada; Houston Center for Photography, Texas; the Singapore International Photography Festival; and House of Lucie, Los Angeles. She's had solo shows at the Danville Art League, Illinois; Hot Shot Muffler Garage, Los Angeles; and currently is involved in a two-person show at the the Sortland Museum in Norway.
Interviews with Sunny have appeared with the Strange Fire Collective, LenSCRATCH, and Aint-Bad. Awards include the Magenta Flash Forward prize, and a spot on ARTPIL's 30 Under 30 Women Photographers list. Her self-published zine, 'Charlotte by Sunny' was a finalist for the Lucie Photo Book Prize in 2019.
Sunny's biggest commitment has been her project 5th Grade Dreams, a documentary photo series about the adult lives of her fifth-grade classmates.
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