The image Splatter from my City Space series was featured in TAFMAG's first book Banana Split, which features the work of 50 musicians, painters, fashion designers, illustrators and photographers from all over the world.
I'm honored to have a piece from my Stray Light series in MoCP's annual benefit tomorrow night along side so many amazingly talented artist. Please turn out and support the museum!
DARKROOM | 2 MARCH 2017
VIP RECEPTION | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
MoCP | 600 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
BENEFIT AUCTION + PARTY | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
VENUE SIX10 | 610 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
Join the photography community for our annual benefit, DARKROOM, and enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction. All proceeds will support MoCP exhibitions, public programs and community engagement initiatives.
SILVER CAMERA AWARD HONOREE: Victor Skrebneski
AUCTION ARTISTS INCLUDE: Dawoud Bey, Clarissa Bonet, Kate Breakey, Daniel Coburn, Kelli Connell, Barbara Diener, Terry Evans, Brendan Fernandes, Juan Fernandez, Jin Lee, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Curtis Mann, Colleen Plumb, Victoria Samburnaris, Geissler/Sann, Viviane Sassen, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Victor Skrebneski, Alec Soth, Sonja Thomsen, Jan Tichy, Iké Udé, Helena Wilson, Hyounsang Yoo.
Thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of two City Space images into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
The image Mixed Use, from my City Space project was featured in the March Issue of Popular Photography!
Thrilled to share another assignment for Chicago Magazine! I had the opportunity to photograph the talented Nate Marshall in Bronzeville, Chicago.
SL.2015.0608 Chicago, 2015
A piece from my Stray Light series is included in the exhibition The City Beautiful at the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Curated by George William Price
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
35 E Upper Wacker Dr, Suite 2600 Chicago, IL, 60601, United States
Gallery Hours- by appointment
I’m happy to share images from my recent assignment for Chicago Magazine. Last month I photographed the lovely and talented writer Kathleen Rooney. Her book Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk comes out next month; make sure to check it out.
I'm a little late posting this because I have been sick. Last week WIRED featured me on their site! check out the article written by Laura Mallonee.
Thrilled to be interviewed for Ain-Bad by Rachael Jump! We discuss both bodies of work in my current exhibition at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, City Space + Stray Light.
Click HERE to read the whole interview.
Chicago Gallery News interviewed me about my work and practice. Click on the image below to read the entire interview.
Very excited to be interviewed by Jess Dugan for Strange Fire collective! To check out the whole interview, click on the image below.
Just picked up the October 2016 issue of Chicago Magazine and I'm thrilled to see my City Space work grace it's pages. Seven full pages in the magazine are dedicated to my imagery, I can't be more excited. Available on newsstand's now.
Aline Smithson wrote a lovely post about my work on Lenscratch earlier this week, thanks Aline!
All are welcome to attend this FREE evening artist talk.
Clarissa Bonet will discuss her current exhibition City Space + Stray Light, on view at Catherine Edelman Gallery September 9 through October 29, 2016
The concept of place, and our relationship to it, is at the heart of Clarissa Bonet’s work, who was born and raised in Tampa, Florida – a coastal port city that was once a quiet place dominated by the warm gulf water. In 2010, Bonet moved to Chicago to attend graduate school at Columbia College Chicago. She immediately noticed the density of the city, its people, and its traffic. As she wandered the city, she was stunned by the isolation she felt among the throngs of people rushing along the sidewalks.
It was this feeling that led her to City Space, an ongoing body of work about individuality in a large city. The resulting photographs are carefully staged memories that appear to be snapshots of everyday city life. As she states: “The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, and endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me. The images I create provide a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.”
In 2014, Bonet embarked on a second ongoing project, Stray Light, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. Bonet photographs once the sun sets, capturing the colorful glows from hotel and apartment windows. Back in her studio, she carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation, as the mind tries to organize the information presented.
Clarissa Bonet has exhibited in numerous group shows throughout the United States. Her work can be found in the collections of the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL; The Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI; and the JP Morgan Art Collection, New York, NY; as well as many private collections. Recent press includes articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Week, and PDN, among others.
Artist Talk Presented by: Clarissa Bonet
Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Catherine Edelman Gallery | 300 W. Superior St.
Thrilled to sit down with Catherine Edelman at my studio for an episode of Chat Room!
Chat Room is a web series featuring Catherine Edelman in discussion with curators, artists and industry professionals. Edelman will talk about artists, trends, the politics of the business and offer the public an inside view about what goes on in the gallery and museum worlds. Check out more episodes here.
Excited to be named one of this years emerging photographers by the Magenta Foundation! Big props to the other amazing photographers that made the list.
A bran new Stray Light image debuted at AIPAD with The Catherine Edelman Gallery. Booth 204.