ANNEY BONNEY | I. AMELIE AND ANDY II. THREE EAST VILLAGE GRACES III. SILENCE [3 WORKS]
By Women For Tomorrow's Women: A Benefit Auction For Miss Porter's School
I. AMELIE AND ANDY
II. THREE EAST VILLAGE GRACES
i. 14 by 10½ in. (35.6 by 26.7 cm.)
ii. 10½ by 14 in. (26.7 by 35.6 cm.)
iii. 10 by 18 in. (26.7 by 45.7 cm.)
Executed in 2018.
i. This work is in excellent condition overall. The sheet is affixed on the reverse to a mat. There is a light layer of dust on the surface. Framed under Plexiglas.
ii. This work is in excellent condition overall. The sheet is affixed on the reverse to the backing board. There is a light layer of dust on the surface. Framed under Plexiglas.
iii. This work is in excellent condition overall. There are adhesive remains from previous hinging along the white edges. There is a light layer of dust on the surface. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Anney Bonney is an American artist best known for her abstract paintings, collage video essays, and video installations reflecting the spontaneous yet beautiful behaviors of nature. Regardless of the subject matter, her works embody a sense of landscape in motion. Several of her recent pieces further integrate text and context: Chinese characters, landscapes, and its relationship to the natural world. Additionally, in her video installation pieces, Bonney integrates visual/audio representations, allowing her audience to see sound.
Long after attending/leaving Wellesley College and living in Hawaiian treehouses, Bonney received her M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Computer Arts and Art Writing. Before that, she worked at BOMB magazine as a contributing arts editor interviewing painters George Condo, Mike Bidlo, Tod Wizon, and Hedda Sterne among others. With Caterina Verde she co-directed and produced the artists’ NYC cable access show, Antenna TV. She soon followed Caterina as the video performance curator at The Kitchen – the multi-disciplinary art and performance space in Chelsea started by the Vasulkas in 1971 (originally in SoHo).
Her moving image work has been exhibited worldwide in museums, galleries and festivals such as: London’s Frieze Art Fair, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Rio Cine Film Festival, the Venice Biennale border Pavilion, Berlin’s Transmediale, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the American Film Institute, the Miami Basel, Creative Time at the Anchorage, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Ford Foundation. She has been awarded grants from Franklin Furnace, American Composers’ Forum, the Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association, and the New York State Council on the Arts; also enjoying residencies at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Experimental Television Center.
Most recently her work was acquired for The Museum of Modern Art’s film collection and shown at their exhibition: Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1979-1983. Film curators Ron Magliozzi and Sophie Cavoulacos will include it this spring in their New York Underground Shorts program at the Cinémathèque française in Paris.
Bonney currently works in New York City as an artist and faculty member of Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts.