Clarissa Bonet Lives and works in Chicago.  Her current work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context.  She received her M.F.A. in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012, and her B.S. in Photography from the University of Central Florida.

Bonet’s work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and resides in the collections of JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s MPP collection, the Southeast Museum of Photography, and the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Her work has been featured on CNN Photos, The Wall Street Journal, The Eye of Photography, Photo District News, Juxtapoz Magaine, and many other notable online and print publications internationally.

Bonet has received recognition and support for her work from the Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Albert P. Weisman Foundation. Recently, she was chosen as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2015 and selected as a 2016 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation.

 

Clarissa is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL.


Born In: Tampa, Florida

Lives/Works: Chicago, Illinois

 

Gallery Representation

Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Education

2012     Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, Follett Fellowship recipient

2008     Bachelor of Science in Photography, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL

2006    Associate of Science in Photographic Technology, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

 

Solo Exhibitions and two Person Shows

2017    Stray Light, Northeaster Illinois University, Chicago

2016    City Space + Stray Light, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago IL

2014    City Space, Workspace Gallery, Lincoln NB

2013    City Space, Clarissa Bonet + Umbra Julie Renee Jones,  Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2012    City Space, Perspective Gallery, Evanston IL

2012    City Space, Calumet Gallery, Chicago IL

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    LIGHT! Photography and the New Bauhaus Chicago, Bauhaus Archive Museum, Berlin, Germany

2016    City Beautiful, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL

2016    Beaneath Metropolis, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2016    AIPAD, Catherine Edelman Gallery, New York, NY

2015    Expo Chicago, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago IL

2015    PDN's 30, Photoville, New York, NY

2015    Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat Australia

2015    PDN's 30, Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, CA

2014    FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show, Madison Wi

2014    Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

2014    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward traveling exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Festival, Boston

2014    Der Greif , A Process – The exhibition, Augsburg Germany

2014    Group show 39: Tough Turf, Humble Arts Foundation, Online

2013    Chicago Style, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago Il

2013    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward traveling exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Photofusion London UK

2013    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward traveling exhibition, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto CA

2013    Chicago Project V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago IL

2013    Never a lovely so real, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago IL

2013    Philadelphia Photo Arts Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia PA

2013    Critical Mass 2012 Exhibition, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2013    Critical Mass 2012 Exhibition, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL

2013    Archetype Drift, Johalla Project, curated by Jason Lazarus, Chicago IL

2013    16th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, curated by Kelli Connell Chicago IL

2012    Light, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago Il

2012    Kiblind en Grand, Paris, France

2012    Slideluck Potshow, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

2012    The Curator, PDN Search for outstanding and undiscovered fine art photography, Pier 3 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York NY

2012    Lens 2012, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror Catherine Edelman, Perspective Gallery, Evanston IL

2012    Portraits, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2011    Albert P. Weisman Group Exhibition, Chicago IL

2011    Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao China

2011    Departures, The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibition space at the Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona, Florida

2008    Departures, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach,  FL; Juror Todd Bertolaet, Professor of Art, Florida A & M University

 

 

Collections

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Southeast Museum of Photography

JP Morgan Chase Collection

Twitter

The Haggerty Museum

Calumet Photographic

Columbia College Chicago

 

 

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2016    Latitude Chicago, Artist in Residence, January

2015    PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

2014    Chicago Individual Artists Grant

2013    Short List, The Cord prize, Juror Charlotte Cotton and Diana Edkins

2013    Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Magenta Foundation

2012    Critical Mass top 50

2012    The Curator, PDN Search for outstanding and undiscovered fine art photography

2012    Jurors Choice Award and Members Choice Award, Lens 2012, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Perspective Gallery, Evanston IL;            Juror Catherine Edelman

2012    Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago; funding to support the completion of your project

2011    Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago; funding to support the completion of your project

2009    Follett Fellowship, Graduate Student Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago

2008    Portfolio Award, Southeast Museum of Photography

 

Selected Publications

2015    Juxtapoz, December

2015    Photo District News, PDN 30 Issue, April

2014    Chicago Magazine, June

2014    Studio, Cities Issue, Spring

2013    On Earth, Winter Issue

2013    Emerging Photographer, Spring

2013    New Statesman, May 17-23,

2013    New Statesman, 12-25 April

2012    Earnest and Algernon, Rituals Issue 4

2012    Kiblind, Issue 42, Fall

2012    Das Magazine, Issue 33, August

2012    Photo District News, July

 

SelectedPress/Interviews/Features

“Clarissa Bonet: Photographing The City, This Great Unknown” Eye of Photography, Online, September 2015

“City Lights Emulate Starry Skies in ‘Stray Light” Wall Street Journal, Online, June1015

“Clarissa Bonet, #Photographer_in_Residence” Fotografia Magzine, Online, May 2015

“PDN’s 30 2015 – Clarissa Bonet” PDN’s 30, Print and Online, March 2015

“Clarissa Bonet – City Space and Dark City”  Fish Eye Magazine, March 2015

Review: Chicago Style/David Weinberg Photography” New City Art online, January 7, 2014

“Anonymous in the windy city” CNN Photos, online, November 15, 2013

“Clarissa Bonet’s Somber reconstructions of the urban landscape” Beautiful/Decay, online, October 9, 2013

“City Space: Personal Expression with Contrast, Light and Shadow” Lomography, online, October 2, 2013

“The heavens turn on with a flip of a switch” Feature Shoot, Online, September 16, 2013

“The Chicago Project V- Clarissa Bonet” Cyclops, Online, August 3, 2013

“Clarissa Bonet investigates the city’s space” Lintroller, online, July 11, 2013

“Ten questions with Clarissa Bonet” Hungry Ghost Collective, Online July 30, 2013

“Clarissa Bonet” Aint-Bad Magazine, Online April 2013

“Clarissa Bonet: The visual artists behind the camera Sixty Inches From Center, Online October 8, 2012

“Clarissa Bonet” Lenscratch, Online, November 21, 2012

“Cinematic photographs of the urban space” Feature Shoot, Online, July 17, 2012

 

Visiting Artist

2016    Latitude Chicago

2015    University of Dayton

2014    The Pitch Project

2014    Metropolitan Community College

2013    University of Central Florida

2013    Daytona State College