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. In 2015 she was chosen as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and was selected as a 2016 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation.


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

2017      Expo Chicago, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago IL

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

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, 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 Group 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 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

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

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