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Bonny Leibowitz

Biography

Originally from Philadelphia, PA. where she studied at Temple University's Tyler College of Art, Bonny has been an active participant of the Dallas art community since her arrival. Recent one person exhibitions include "Suspended Beliefs" at Art Cube Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, "Plight of the Pleasure Pods" at Cohn Drennan Contemporary in Dallas, and "Symbiosis" at The Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX. Notable group exhibitions include "Going Big" at Central Booking in New York, NY, "Last Grexit to Bushwick" at Centotto in Bushwick, NY, "Self Organized" at Guest Spot with Transmitter of Bushwick in Baltimore, MD, "Off the Wall" at Karl Bielik in London, England and "Arte Internazionale" in Matera, Italy.

She has been the subject of numerous reviews and interviews including Valerie Brennan’s Studio Critical, Philip J. Mellen’s Mixed Media Tapes, Stephen B. MacInnis’s Have you met.., Lynette Haggrd’s Artist Interviews and Todd Camplin in ModernDallas.net. Leibowitz recently co-curated the “Family Ties” exhibition with Julie Torres of Bushwick, NY.

The “New Artifacts” works grew out of my interest in hand woven and printed textiles with cultural and historical significance and their somehow humorous counterparts, readily accessible materials of today, such as vinyl and acrylic. Some works present on boards I’ve shaped while others originate as antique objects from India and France along with vintage American pieces to become unrecognizable from their original identities. By adding my hand to the history of each piece, I’m referencing the larger picture of how we shape the future and impart legacy.

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