Clarissa Bonet is a Chicago based artist.  Her 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 the University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Haggerty Museum of Art, University Club Chicago, and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.

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

Most recently 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 in 2017 and 2018.


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

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

2017    New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography, Bauhaus Archive Museum, Berlin, Germany

2017    re:collection, Muesum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2017    Gallery Artist 2017, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

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    Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

2014    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

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

2013    Chicago Style, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

2013    Magenta Foundation Flash Forward , 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, Chicago, IL

2013    16th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, 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    Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2012    Lens 2012, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

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

2011    Albert P. Weisman 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

 

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