Clarissa Bonet: Chasing Light March 4 — May 14, 2022

The concept of place, and our relationship to it, is at the heart of Clarissa Bonet’s work. Bonet (b. 1986) was born and raised in Tampa, Florida – a coastal port city known for its amazing climate, sports teams, national defense outposts, and healthcare businesses. 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.

In 2014, Bonet embarked on a second ongoing project, Stray Light, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. Once the sun sets, Bonet photographs the colorful glow emanating from hotels and high-rise windows that fill the sky. Back in her studio, she downloads her images into a computer, and carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation.

In 2020, Bonet created her newest series, From Shadow to Sun, which started during the pandemic shut down. While being confined to her home and studio, Bonet noticed light streaking into her space, bisecting everything in its path; the same harsh light she embraces in City Space. The resulting series continues her fascination with light, and its unique ability to transform a space. Bonet's work can be found in numerous collections including the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL), The Haggerty Museum (Milwaukee, WI), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), and Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), among others.

Clarissa Bonet's 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.

The concept of place, and our relationship to it, is at the heart of Clarissa Bonet’s work. Bonet (b. 1986) was born and raised in Tampa, Florida – a coastal port city known for its amazing climate, sports teams, national defense outposts, and healthcare businesses. 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.

In 2014, Bonet embarked on a second ongoing project, Stray Light, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. Once the sun sets, Bonet photographs the colorful glow emanating from hotels and high-rise windows that fill the sky. Back in her studio, she downloads her images into a computer, and carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation.

In 2020, Bonet created her newest series, From Shadow to Sun, which started during the pandemic shut down. While being confined to her home and studio, Bonet noticed light streaking into her space, bisecting everything in its path; the same harsh light she embraces in City Space. The resulting series continues her fascination with light, and its unique ability to transform a space. Bonet's work can be found in numerous collections including the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL), The Haggerty Museum (Milwaukee, WI), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), and Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), among others.

Clarissa Bonet's 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.

Clarissa Bonet lives and works in Chicago.  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. Interested in the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body, she uses the camera to transform the physical space into a psychological one, providing a personal interpretation of the urban landscape. Her work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and resides in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s MPP collection, The South East Museum of Photography, and The Haggerty Museum. Most recently she received the Chicago Individual Artist Grant and was curated into a group show at Aperture Foundation Gallery.

City Space images are available as 24 x 30" and 32 x 40" pigment prints made in editions of 6 + 2 AP's. Pieces range in price from $3600 to $6000, depending on size.

Stray Light images are available as 24 x 24", 42 x 42" and 60 x 60" pigment prints made in editions of 6 + 2 AP's, 6 + 2 AP's and 3 + 2 AP's, respectively. Pieces range in price from $3600 to $10,000 depending on size and availability.

From Shadow to Sun images are available as 16 x 12" pigment print with sand blasted Art Glass UV in a metal frame, made in an edition of 6 + 2AP's. Pieces start at $3600 each.

Please call: (312) 266 - 2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Clarissa Bonet
Installation of Chasing Light, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Installation of Chasing Light, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Installation of Chasing Light, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Installation of Chasing Light, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Installation of Chasing Light, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Installation of Chasing Light, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
A Place to Perch, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Cloud Chaser, 2019
Clarissa Bonet
Curated Landscape, 2019
Clarissa Bonet
Distancing, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #1, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #10, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #2, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #3, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #4, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #5, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #6, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #7, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
From Shadow to Sun #8, 2022
Clarissa Bonet
Glimpse, 2019
Clarissa Bonet
Public / Private Space, 2019
Clarissa Bonet
Shield, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2017.1019, Chicago, 2017
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2018.0321, Chicago, 2018
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2020,1221, Miami, 2020
Clarissa Bonet
SL.2021.0125, Miami, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Solitude, 2021
Clarissa Bonet
Threshold, 2020
Clarissa Bonet
Trajectory, 2018