Bonnie Ralston is a visual artist who works in clay and on paper. Her art is process-driven, and serves as the record of her inquiry into personal themes of identity, loss, and transformation. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Bonnie turned to environmental education shortly after a thruhike of the Appalachian Trail in 2009. She resumed regular studio practice shortly thereafter, ending a 15-year hiatus.
Formal careers in both graphic design and environmental education inform Bonnie's artistic approach and subject matter. The natural sciences provide inspiration and departure points for her work through exploration of topics as varied as invertebrate metamorphosis and geologic time. The artifacts that emerge from this process function as accomplice, witness, and response to Bonnie's interrogation of self.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Select drawings and sculpture will be on view at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition fall member show, Current(s). Don your mask and head to Red Hook to experience the work of Brooklyn's finest fine artists. Weekends September 26 through November 1.
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