Sonny was born in 1975 and is of the Weka'yi (Cape Mudge) First Nation. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1999.
Sonny holds a Fine Arts Diploma from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a BFA in Print Making, Digital Arts and First Nations studies from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Sonny uses his personal identity to ignite conversation. He assimilates pop culture icons with traditional Aboriginal themes to generate dialogue and challenge historically imbedded cultural perceptions. His work focuses on issues relevant to the First Nations culture, consumerism, and new technologies.