Keith Sonnier, a minimalist, performance, video and light artist, was born in Mamou, Louisiana, in 1941. He lived in Paris, France for several years, before coming to New York City in 1966, where he now resides. He became known in the late-1960s for his neon sculptures. He has taught at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Born in 1941 in Mamou, Louisiana (USA). Keith Sonnier gained international recognition especially with his sculptures and installations using colored neon lights. His most spectacular work in Europe is the over one kilometer long Lichtweg connecting different terminals at the Munich airport. Since the late sixties Sonnier has contributed to the development of a new concept of sculpture through the use of inexpensive materials until then unnoticed in art, such as felt, fiberglass, lead, fat, latex, wire, neon, aluminum and glass. In the early 1970s, produces some artistic video tapes. Lives in New York City (USA).