Sonya Bogdanova (b. 1991, Moscow), is a Chicago-based artist. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2012, and is an MFA candidate (2021) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She makes paintings against white supremacy, examining how power negates love and leads to oppression. Bogdanova is influenced by bell hooks, James Baldwin, Billy Bragg, Fred Hampton, and Kerry James Marshall in her approach. Bogdanova is researching and compiling a dictionary of symbols, to expose the subtle and pernicious ways Americans maintain white supremacy.