Clarissa Bonet is an artist based in Chicago whose work explores issues of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context. She holds an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, a BS in Photography from the University of Central Florida, and an AS in Photography from Daytona State College.  

Bonet’s work has been exhibited at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Aperture Foundation, Magenta Foundation, and Catherine Edelman Gallery.

Her work has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Photo, Chicago Magazine, Harpers Bizarre, Juxtapoz, Aint-Bad, The Eye of Photography, Photo District News, and many other publications both nationally and internationally.

Bonet’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography, Haggerty Museum of Art, University Club Chicago, and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.


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

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

2019    City Space, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA

2019    City Space, University Club Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017    Urban Constructs, Northeasten Illinois University, Chicago, IL

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

2019      The City (And a Few Lonely People), Clamp Art, NYC

2018      New Midwest Photography, James Watrous Gallery, Madison WI

              Photo London, Catherine Edelman Gallery, London, UK

             AIPAD The Photography Show, Catherine Edelman Gallery, New York, NY

2017      Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

              New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography, Bauhaus Archive Museum, Berlin, Germany

              Art Miami, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Miami, FL

              re:collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

              Expo Chicago, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL,

              Gallery Artist 2017, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016      AIPAD The Photography Show, Catherine Edelman Gallery, New York, NY

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

              Expo Chicago, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL,

              Beneath Metropolis, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

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

              Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia

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

2014      Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

               Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

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

2013      Chicago Style, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Photofusion London, UK

              Flash Forward , Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, CA

              Chicago Project V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

              Philadelphia Photo Arts Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

              Archetype Drift, Johalla Project, Chicago, IL

              6th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012      Light, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Kiblind en Grand, Paris, France

              Slideluck Potshow, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

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

              Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, Chicago, IL

              Lens 2012, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

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

2011      Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, Chicago, IL

              Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao, China

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

2008      Departures, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

 

Collections

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Southeast Museum of Photography

University of Michigan Museum of Art

The Haggerty Museum

University Club Chicago

JP Morgan Chase Collection

Twitter

Columbia College Chicago

 

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2018    Chicago Individual Artists Grant, DCASE

2017    Chicago Individual Artists Grant, DCASE

2016    Latitude Chicago, Artist in Residence, January

2015    PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

2014    Chicago Individual Artists Grant, DCASE

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, Perspective Gallery, Evanston IL

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

 

Visiting Artist

2018    Perspective Gallery

2017    Society of Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference

2017    University of North Texas

2016    Latitude Chicago

2015    University of Dayton

2014    The Pitch Project

2014    Metropolitan Community College

2013    University of Central Florida

2013    Daytona State College