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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Bonnie Seeman

 

Bonnie Seeman Vase Form with Leaves
Bonnie Seeman Large Vase Form
Bonnie Seeman Teapot and Tray
Bonnie Seeman Red Teapot with 2 cups

Bonnie Seeman grew up in Miami, Florida with a propensity towards anatomy illustration and the dazzling colors and rich foliage of the Miami landscape. Developing her technique with porcelain and glass, Seeman channeled this inspiration; the resulting vessels are beautiful and machabre combinations of anatomical parts and plant forms. Often the utilitarian vessels open to reveal her trademark dichotomy between outward beauty and visceral illness. Instead of dwelling on dying, Seeman’s palpable forms culmanate in an acute awareness and awe towards life, nature, and vitality.

Shortly after completing her master’s degree in Fine Arts, Seeman was recognized by Galeria OMR in Mexico City, a gallery known for it conceptual, cutting-edge artists. In effect, Seeman’s porcelain was taken out of the craft context and placed in art exhibitions such as ARCO in Madrid, FIAC in Paris, and Art Basel. She shows extensively throughout the United States and was recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2005 Biennial Competition Award.

Bonnie Seeman

Education

1996 MFA, Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA
1991 BFA, Ceramics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Selected Exhibitions

2014 Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
2013 Art Aspen, Duane Reed Gallery
         Glass Weekedn, Millville, NJ
         SCOPE Miami, Duane Reed Gallery
         SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
         Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional
         Art, as part NEA American Masterpieces initiative, Traveling Exhibition, continuing since 2009
2012 SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
         SOFA NY, Duane Reed Gallery, NYC, NY
         Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS
         Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, VA
         Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery, FL
2011 Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Basel, Switzerland
         Art Brussels, Galeria OMR, Brussels, Belgium
         The Art of Seduction, Curated by Gail Brown,
         The Rouse Gallery, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
         SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Houston Fine Art Fair, TX, Duane Reed Gallery
         SOFA NY, Duane Reed Gallery, NY, NY
         Armory Art Center, Palm Beach, FL
         NCECA 2011, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Decatur, GA   
         Snyderman–Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery, FL
2010 Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Miami, FL
         AONA MACO, Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
2010 SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
         Mindy Soloman Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
         Navio Artisan Collective, New Bedford, MA
         Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Miami, FL
         Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Basel, Switzerland
         Zona Maco Monterrey 2009: Contemporary Art Fair, Galeria OMR, Monterrey, Mexico
         SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
         SOFA Santa Fe, Duane Reed Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
         SOFA NY, Duane Reed Gallery, New York, New York
         Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
         International Ceramics Invitational, Montgomery Hall
         Gallery, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
         University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
         Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Traveling Exhibition: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,
         January – February Terrace gallery, Orlando, FL
         Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Miami, FL
         Duane Reed Gallery, Saint Louis, MO 
         Habatat Gallery, Townsend Square, VA
         Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Basel, Switzerland
         LA Art in New York, Galeria OMR, NY, NY
         Shanghai International Contemporary Teapot Exhibition, Shanghai, China
         SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
         SOFA NY, Duane Reed Gallery, NY, NY
         Confrontational Ceramics, Westchester Arts Council, NY, NY
         Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
         Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
         South X East: Contemporary Southeastern Art, Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
         Florida Visual Artist Fellowship Traveling Exhibition: Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL,
         March – May; Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL, June – September; Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries,  
              Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, FL, October - December
         Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
         Duane Reed Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
         Habatat Gallery, Townsend Square, VA
         Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Basel, Switzerland
2007 One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, organized by Jane Adlin, Associate Curator in the Metropolitan’s 
              Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, NY
         Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Miami, FL
         SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Art Basel, Galeria OMR, Basel, Switzerland
         LA Art Fair, Galeria OMR, NY, NY
         SOFA NY, Duane Reed Gallery, NYC, NY
         The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, curated from their collection, Charlotte, NC
         Robert E. Wilson Gallery, Huntington University, Huntington, IN
         Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
         Indiana University Southeast, KY

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Sadberk Hanim Museum, Koc Family Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Korea
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
Corsaw Collection of Functional Ceramics, The Scein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, MN
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Alan Chassanoff Collection, Charlotte, NC
Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College, La Grange, GA
Albertson College, Caldwell, ID
Lowe Art Museum, Palley Collection, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
Roll International Collection, Los Angeles, CA
West Collection, SEI Investments Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Urbanizacion Mas del Vent, Barcelona, Spain
COPIA, Napa, CA

 

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