Bonnie O'Connell

Bonnie O'Connell

Profile Location
Omaha , NE

Bonnie O'Connell earned a BA in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s from The University of Iowa. She teaches book arts and studio art classes at The University of Nebraska-Omaha. She also maintains The Penumbra Press, a private press imprint with a 30 year background in literary fine printing. In recent years she has issued mixed media letterpress works on social and art issues, as well as sculptural books and assemblages. Her offset artist's book, The Anti-Warhol Museum: Proposals for the Socially Responsible Disposal of Warholia was co-published with Nexus Press, Atlanta in 1993. Her unique bindings and edition books are featured in over 50 artist’s book or fine press collections and have appeared in numerous national exhibitions.

She’s contributed letterpress prints to several portfolio exchanges including The Vandercook Book, from The New York Center for the Book Arts in 2009, and the Frogman 2017 Print Portfolio. Recent solo exhibitions appeared at the Museum of Nebraska Art–Kearney, the Lux Center in Lincoln, St Cecelia’s Cathedral Arts Project, Omaha, and The Loft Gallery at the Florence Mill.


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Brett Anderson
Anne Burton
Kim Darling
Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez
Amy Haney
Karen Kunc
Bonnie O'Connell
Howard Paine
Sarah Rowe
Toan Vuong
Watie White
1/4/19 to 1/25/19
Print / Paper

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