Suni Sonqo Vizcarra Wood (Quechua Nation, Peru) is an artist born in Taos, NM and raised in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, Peru. Imagination and creativity connected to magical worlds reflected in his art from a very young age are still part of Suni’s artistic process. Suni’s life has taken place immersed in his rich Indigenous culture of Andean pre-Columbian tradition, and is part of an active international network of Indigenous Nations dedicated to preserving ancestral roots while embracing the future.
Suni studied sculpture at the National Art University Diego Quispe Tito in Cusco, Perú and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Santa Fe, NM where he received his BFA with honors in December 2021. He is a member of the Alpha Chi Honorary Society. Suni won Tribal College Journal (TCJ) first-place film awards, first-place digital art selected for the TCJ cover, and several IAIA and AIHEC awards. Suni was featured in Trend magazine, and participated in art shows at Lightwell Gallery, Oklahoma; Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Zatara Contemporary Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM; International Folk Art Market (IFAM), Santa Fe, NM; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), Santa Fe, NM; SITE Santa Fe, NM.