Assignment for Chicago Magazine

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.

Aint Bad Interview

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.

Upcoming artist talk: Friday, September 23, 2016

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
Cost: FREE
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Catherine Edelman Gallery | 300 W. Superior St.


Chat Room Episode

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.

Catherine and Clarissa Bonet discuss Clarissa's transition from graduate school to a career as an artist.