Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Bonnie Seeman has participated in numerous international and national exhibitions including:
Art Basel, Switzerland; the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea; Arco Art Fair, Spain; and FIAC, France.Her works are in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, and The Carnegie Museum of Art. She is the recipient of grants such as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, and two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships. She has demonstrated and lectured throughout the US, and her work has been widely published.
She currently serves on the board of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and has been a Florida Arts Fellowship panelist. She received a MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth (‘96), and a BFA from the University of Miami (’91).
I am very interested in the utilitarian object and how it can be used as a means of narration. My work blends the macabre with the beautiful, which acts as a metaphor for the fragility and resiliency of life. By using my interest in morphology and anatomy I present the viewer with a detailed examination of the living structures of the natural world. The juxtaposition of the botanical and anatomical elements can simultaneously be jarring, disquieting, and beautiful. This dichotomy also enhances the tactile quality of the work enticing personal interaction with the viewer.
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