Masks of Innocence. Sunny Strasburg and Martin Stensaas 2017

Masks of Innocence. Sunny Strasburg and Martin Stensaas 2017



 Sunny is a visual artist, psychotherapist, and an avid outdoor sports enthusiast. These three streams of interest weave into all of Sunny's art work. From Salt Lake City, she has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Utah, and a Master of Arts degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Depth and Jungian Psychotherapy and is a licensed Jungian and EMDR Trauma Psychotherapist. She has a therapy practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about her psychotherapy practice, please visit


Over thirty years experience as a professional artist and designer. She has had several art shows and exhibitions. Experienced in children’s and graphic illustration and character design. Additional experience in life drawing, 3D modeling and animation, logo, website, and product design. Over twenty years experience working in digital illustration.  She has a Bachelor Degree of Fine Art with a dual emphasis in graphic design and illustration. Her counseling psychology master's thesis was a self-produced book, Alchemist's Path: Navigating and Reclaiming the Depths of Your Psyche. She has also produced a therapy workbook, Goddess Alchemy: A Dream Journal, Art shows at the Temple of Visions, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Salt Lake Citizen, High Life Gallery and Alex Grey's CoSM: The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.


  • “Mystical Beasts” Group Show. Sally Centigrade Denver, CO 2018

  • MAPS Fundraiser Gala Art Event. Bentley Reserve, San Francisco, CA 2018

  • "11/11" Collaborative Show. Phaneros Gallery, Nevada City, CA 2017

  • Group Show. Phaneros Family Campout 2017

  • "Love" Collaborative Show. Utah Arts Alliance, Urban Arts Gallery, SLC, UT 2016

  • "Red Tide" Group Show. Bash Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015

  • "Sunny Strasburg: Archetypal Art" Solo Exhibit, Main Gallery, Library, SLC, UT 2012

  • Art Show at the CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. New York City 2007

  • Art Show and live painting at the Ruckus: Orange. Salt Lake City, UT 2008

  • Art Show at IAMU World Gem Exposition. Tucson AZ, 2008

  • Gallery Artist at The Portal Gallery. Mt Shasta, CA 2000

  • "Naturally Nude" Group art show, Rare Images Gallery. Mt Shasta, CA 2000

  • Group art show invitational, The Art Store. Denver, CO 1996

  • "Grow Up!" Comic book art show invitational. Los Angeles, 1996

  • Awarded four year, full tuition art merit scholarship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 1988


  • Illustrated, wrote and published The Alchemist's Path: Navigating and Reclaiming the Depths of Your Psyche, 2008

  • Illustrated book cover art for, Movie Yoga by Tav Sparks, 2008

  • Illustrated, wrote and published Goddess Alchemy: A Dream Journal 2007

  • Illustrated children’s book; Gingerbread Jimmi for Holbrook Studios

  • Moderator for the Pod Collective

  • Directed and edited live motion capture, as well as designed, modeled and created texture maps for 3D characters for Quest. Animated character and special effects for Centipede demo. Key-framed animations for X-fire full motion video “win” animation. Key-framed animated character for A Bug's Life demo for Pixar/Disney; developed for Hasbro/EAI. Animated short clips for book, Gingerbread Jimmi

  • Writer and Illustrator for Pacifica Graduate Institute Spring Journal

  • Tutorials Writer for Serious 3d Magazine about MetaReyes plug-in for 3d Studio; developed for Komodo Studio

  • 3D Modeling and Animation, Book Illustration, Brainstorming/Creative Sessions, Computer Design and Colorizing, Portrait and Caricature, Packaging and Displays, Logo Design, Character and Texture Design


  • EMDR Advanced Certification

  • Gottman Trained Psychotherapist

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Graduate Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth, Pacifica Graduate Institute

  • Life Drawing, University of California, Los Angeles, California

  • Computer Illustration Continuing Education Series, University of California, Los Angeles, California

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah