Born: Syracuse, New York
Lives and works in New York City
M.F.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
B.A., Art History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
2008 Norton Island Residency, Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation, summer residency
1990 Art Matters Grant
1989 Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship given by Wellesley College (Residency in the
American Academy in Rome)
2017 "Young Lady," JTT, New York; organized by Marie Catalano
2014 Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, NYC, Retrospective 1973 to 2014
Curator: Jeffrey Wechsler
2011 Esopus Space, NYC; organized by Tod Lippy
2006 The Gallery at the Jewish Center, Princeton, NJ
2000 Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC
1994 Edith Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
1991 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
1987 Avenue B Gallery, NYC
1986 Avenue B Gallery, NYC
1985 Avenue B Gallery, NYC
1979 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC
1976 Leverett House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 “Wrestling Angels,” Bonnie Lucas, Carol Peligian, Laura Elkins, International Studio Curatorial Program, Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, curated by Marion Callis
2005 “Heavy Industry,” Matthew Bliss and Bonnie Lucas, The Painting Center, NYC; curated by George Negroponte and Marion Callis.
Show originated in 2004 at the Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic.
1995 “Bonnie Lucas and Steven Handy,” Gallery Rebolloso, Minneapolis, MN.
1988 “Laura Foreman and Bonnie Lucas,” Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2016 "Shifting Perspectives," Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS; curated by Maggie Dunlap
"Under The Tongue," Evening Hours, New York, NY; curated by Marie Catalano
2015 "All Together Different," Manny Cantor Center, New York, NY; curated by Linda Griggs and Yona Verwer
2008 “Peace,” Sideshow Gallery, Willaimsburg, NY
2007 “War is Over Again,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “Threads of Memory,” Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, Long Island City, NY; curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson
2005 “Girltalk,” The Diesel Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
2004 “The Anxious Image,” The Painting Center, NYC; curated by David Sharpe and Jimmy Wright
“Carrying On,” Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
“Diana Millia, Fredericka Brooks and Bonnie Lucas,” Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Long Island, NY
2000 “The Art of the Garden,” College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Me; curated by Carl Little
1999 “In Celebration of Women Artists,” Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Long Island, NY
“Fresh Flowers,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; curated by Brian Wallace
1998 “Collectors’ Edge,” NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; co-curated by Cynthia Nadelman
1997 “Abstracted and Unfixed," Art in General, NYC; curated by Hiram Rodriguez-Mora and Richard Tsao
"The Art Exchange Show," 67 Broad Street, NYC; curated by Robert Gilson
"Pieces Speak," Gallery 128, NYC, curated by Sylvia Netzer
"Hung Out to Dry," Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, NYC
1996 "Home is Where the Art is, or, Hybrid Affairs," The National Arts Club, NYC; curated by Tommy Lanigan
"Roberto Bocci, Bonnie Lucas, Carol Padberg," Gallery Rebolloso, Minneapolis, MN
1994 "Retouching the Family Album," Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Whateva," Dru Arstark Gallery, NYC
1993 "The Return of the Cadaver Exquis," The Drawing Center, NYC
"93 Holiday Greetings and Wishes for 1994," Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, NYC
"USA Today," Dutch Textile Museum, Tilburg (Holland) and travelling to Moision Kartano,Elimäki(Finland);
curated by Harry Boom
1992 "Sugar and Spice," Speedway Gallery, Boston, MA; curated by Lisa Petrucci
"Good-bye to Apple Pie: Contemporary Artists View the Family in Crisis," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln,
MA; curated by Nick Capasso
"Dysfunction in the Family Album," Diane Brown Gallery, NYC; curated by David Humphrey
1990 "An Artist's Christmas: Holiday Images by American Artists," Midtown Payson Gallery, NYC;
curated by Ronny Cohen
"Bad Girls," Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ; curated by Corinne Robins
1989 "Works on Paper," Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
"Assemblages from the Permanent Collection," Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum,Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
"Love and Charity: The Tradition of Caritas in Contemporary Painting," Sherry French Gallery,NYC
1988 "Alice, and Look Who Else, Through the Looking Glass," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC
"Charged Places and Things," Sherry French Gallery, NYC; curated by Linda Burgess
"Frontiers in Fiber: The Americans," Organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art and traveling in Asia for
three years under the sponsorship of the US Information Agency; curated by Laurel Reuter and Mildred
"The Flower Show," Betsey Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
"The Feminine," Sherry French Gallery NYC
1987 "Art in Fashion, Fashion in Art," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC; curated by Richard Martin
"Floating Values: A Survey of Gendered Investigations," Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; curated by Chris Hill and
"Tangents: Art in Fiber," The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD (and traveling to the
Cleveland Institute of Art and the Oakland Museum of Art); curated by Mary Jane Jacob and Jann Rosen
"Four Women Artists," Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; curated by Mary Wyrick
"Beauties/Beasties," SSC&B Lintas Worldwide, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC; curated by Margaret
1986 "Toys Art Us," Bronx Council on the Arts Longwood Art Gallery; curated by Fred Wilson
"Let's Play House," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC; curated by Miriam Shapiro
"East Village Ladies Salute the South Bronx," Fashion Moda Gallery, Bronx, NY; curated by Baird Jones
"The East Village," Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC; curated by Richard Martin
1985 "The Doll Show: Artists' Dolls and Figurines," Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post, Long Island
University; curated by Judith Collischan Van Wagner
"Basic Needs," Islip Museum, East Islip, NY; curated by Karen Shaw
"Guerilla Girls," Palladium, NYC
"Adornments," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC
"Private Gone Public: Comments on the Personal and the Political," Soho 20 Gallery, NYC; curated by
"Small Works by Big Thinkers," Bess Cutler Gallery, NYC
"Start Again," Ground Zero Gallery, NYC
"Feminists and Misogynists: Together at Last," Avenue B Gallery, NYC; curated by Robert Costa
1984 "Indigestion," P.P.O.W. Gallery, NYC
"Art and Ego," New York Academy for the Arts, NYC
"Carnival Knowledge: The Second Coming," Franklin Furnace, NYC
1983 "Subtleties," Sutton Gallery, NYC; curated by Jeffrey Wechsler
"Grabag: Selection from 10 on 8," City Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC
"Consumer Beware," Women's Interart Center, NYC; curated by Kathy Goncharov
"Preparing for War," Terminal New York, Brooklyn; curated by Julius Valiunas
"Protective Devices," Windows on White, NYC; curated by Sabra Moore
1982 "Mixed Bag," Alternative Museum, NYC; curated by Geno Rodriguez
"Women Artists: Self-Images," Judy Caden Gallery, NYC; curated by Ellen Lubell
"The Down and Out of New York Show," Wake Forest University Gallery, Winston-Salem,NC
"Twentieth Anniversary Show," Rutgers University MFA Program, New Jersey State
1981 "Fiber," Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ
"People 81," Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; curated by Sarah McFadden, Duane Michels,
"Heresies Second Annual Benefit," Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NYC
1980 "December Invitational," Noho Gallery, NYC
"Small Works," New York University Art Galleries, NYC; curated by Patterson Sims
1978 "Art for Collectors," Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
"Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Print)
Johnson, Elizabeth, Wellesley Magazine, fall 2011, profile, p. 60
Nadelman, Cynthia, Review, Esopus Space Show, Artnews, Nov. 2011, p. 120
Epstein, Emily, “Living Large in Pint-Sized Spaces”, Metro NY, March 28, 2011, p. 2
Alperin, Michele, ”Bonnie Lucas on Circles,Texture and Being a Girl,” US1, Princeton, NJ May 2006
Eaton, J. Sanders, “The Anxious Image,” Gallery and Studio, Feb. - March 2005, p. 34
Hrbacek, Mary, “The Anxious Image,” M, The New York Art World.com, Dec. 2004, p. 8
Markel, Carol, “Those Who Make Art, Teach,” Grand Street News, Nov. 2004
Sheets, Hilarie, “Bonnie Lucas: Morphed Tutus,” eArtGroup.com, May 3, 2000
Robinson, Walter, “Weekend Update,” artnet.com Magazine Reviews, Mar. 6, 2000.
Kangas, Matthew, “The Blossoms of Creativity,” The Seattle Times, Feb. 11, 1999, p. 30
Caniglia, Julie. "Sugar, Spice, etc." City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 8, 1995, p.25.
Schreiber, Laurie, "Childhood's End," The Bar Harbor Times, Sept. 22, 1994, p.1-C.
Krantz, Claire Wolf. "Tradition and Transition," American Craft, Feb./March 1994, p.10.
Daniels, Charlene D. "Art that Exposes Family Crises," USA Today, Oct. 6, 1992.
Homes, A.M. "Dysfunction in the Family Album," Artforum, May 1992, p.117.
Cyphers, Peggy, Review, Arts, Feb. 1992, p.82.
Review, "Dysfunction in the Family Album," The New Yorker, Feb. 17, 1992, p.13.
Hagen, Charles, "Dysfunction in the Family Album," The New York Times, Jan. 31, 1992, C19.
Watkin, Eiken, "Bad Girls Present Women's Work," Newark Star Ledger, Feb. 25, 1990, p.31.
Brenson, Michael, "Cosmopolitan Artworks Along Suburban Byways," The New York Times ,1989
Chayat, Sherry, "Artist Assembles a `Kosher' Creation," Syracuse Herald American, Feb. 1989
McClelland, Elizabeth, "The Avant-Garde of Fiber," Threads Magazine, June/July 1988, p.20.
Cullinan, Helen, "Fiber Art In a New Direction," The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH Feb. 16, 1988.
Hand, Gail, "Fibers: International Exhibition Opens New Frontiers," Grand Forks Herald, ND, 1988
White, Cheryl, "Fibers in the Modern Sensibility," Artweek, vol.18, no.30, Sept. 19, 1987, p.1.
Krinn, Linda, "Tangents: Art in Fiber," Fiberarts, fall 1987, vol.14, no.3, p.55.
Olivio, Roberto, "Another Look at the Whitney Biennial," New York Native, Issue 218, June 1987
Marter, Joan, "Bonnie Lucas," Arts, Summer 1987, p.94.
Huntington, Richard, "An Art Show with a Difference," The Buffalo News, March 1987
Dorsey, John, "Fiber and Beyond," Baltimore Sun, Feb. 8, 1987, p.1B.
Snowden, Lynn, "Under the Shadow of Barbie's Breasts," East Village Eye, June 1986, p.30.
Hackett, Regina, "Feminists and Misogynists Together at Last," Seattle Post Intelligencer, 1986
Lipson, Karin, "A Doll Show for Grown-Ups," Newsday, Jan. 15, 1986.
Levin, Kim, "5th Annual Holiday Invitational," The Village Voice, Jan. 7, 1986, p.52.
Harrison, Helen A. "The Ordinary Made Into the Unusual," The New York Times, Nov. 1985
Lawrie, Karen, "Hot Domestic Surrealism," New Directions for Women, July/August 1985, vol.14, n
Glueck, Grace, "Private Gone Public," The New York Times, June 28, 1985.
Apgar, Evelyn, "RU-trained Artist Uses Gentle Irony," The Home News, New Brunswick, NJ, 1985
Cameron, Dan, "The Attack of the B-Girls: Four Women Artists in the East Village," Arts, May 1985.
Heartney, Eleanor, "Bonnie Lucas," Artnews, April 1985, p.149.
Slaton, Amy, "Art Seen," East Village Eye, February 1985, p.43.
Levin, Kim, "The Aesthetics of Cute," The Village Voice, Feb. 12, 1985, p. 83.
Levin, Kim, "Bonnie Lucas," The Village Voice, Jan. 29, 1985, p. 64.
Glueck, Grace, "East Village Gets On the Fast Track," The New York Times, Jan.13, 1985, H29.
Glueck, Grace, "Bonnie Lucas," The New York Times, Jan. 11, 1985, C19.
Nadelman, Cynthia, "Women Artists: Self-Images," Artnews, Summer 1982, p. 200.
Malarcher, Patricia, The New York Times, New Jersey Sections, Nov. 22, 1981, p. 28.
Marter, Joan, "Bonnie Lucas," Arts, November 1979, p. 2.
USA Today, Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg (Netherlands), 1993. Essays by Mildred Constantine, Mirielle Houtzager, Maurice Berger.
Good-bye to Apple Pie: Contemporary Artists View the Family in Crisis, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 1992. Essay by Tamara K. Hareven.
Frontiers in Fiber: The Americans, North Dakota Museum of Art, 1988. Essay by Mildred Constantine and Laurel Reuter.
Alice and Look Who Else Through the Looking Glass, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC, 1988. Essays by John Perreault, Bernice Steinbaum.
Tangents: Art in Fiber, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1987. Essay by Mary Jane Jacob.
The Doll Show: Artists' Dolls and Figurines, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, 1985. Essays by Vito Acconci, Faith Ringgold, William S. Wilson.
Views By Women Artists: Sixteen Independently Curated Theme Shows Sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art, 1982. Essay by Ellen Lubell.
Mixed Bag, Alternative Museum, NYC, 1981.
ART REPRODUCED (Print)
Whole Cloth, Mildred Constantine and Laurel Reuter, The Monacelli Press, 1998
Retouching the Family Album, Limited Edition Print Portfolio curated by David Humphrey, 1993
Promotional Copy, edited by Robin Kahn, 1993
Drawing: Space, Form, Expression, Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters, Prentice Hall, NY, 1990
Genesis 2 Independent Voice for Jewish Renewal, cover art, autumn, 1989, vol. 20, no. 2.
Sculpture :Technique/Form/Content, Arthur Williams, Davis Publications, Inc., 1989.
Parnassus: Poetry in Review, vol.14, no. 2, 1988, p. 266.
Between C and D. Post-Narrative Lower East Side Fiction Magazine, cover art, Spring 1987, vol. 2, no. 2.
Heresies, "Mothers, Mags, and Movie Stars," vol. 5, no. 2, Issue 18, pp. 48, 49, 1980.
ONLINE ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
2011 TheLoDownNY.com, Traven Rice
ReadingDance.com, Laurie Ortiz
Jewcy.com, Margarita Korol
MSNBC.com, Amber Payne
LECTURES, PANELS, WORKSHOPS, INTERVIEWS
2011 MSNBC.com. Video and Slide Show Interview Producer: Amber Payne
2004 Slide presentation. Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
Lecture. Eastern CT State University in conjunction with show “Heavy Industry”
1995 Visiting Artist/Christopher Light Lectureship in the Arts, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Lecture. University of Minnesota East Bank campus, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture,
Lecture. School of Visual Arts, NYC
1993 Panelist. "Social Issues/Political Attitudes" at the symposium, "Traditions + Transition", Fiber Symposium 1993, Textile Arts Centre,
1992 Lecture. Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Lecture. DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, in conjunction with the exhibition "Good-Bye to Apple Pie:
Contemporary Artists View the Family in Crisis"
1989 Lecture. American Academy in Rome
1988 Workshop Artist. Artpark, Lewiston, NY (Public workshops for park visitors)
Visiting Artist. University of Arizona at Tempe
1987 Visiting Artist. Wellesley College
Panelist. "The Issue of Fame: Women Artists' Recognition," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Visiting Artist. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Visiting Artist. Slide Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition "Tangents: Art in Fiber." Maryland Institute,
College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1986 Slide presentation on "Art at Issue: Midnight Muse," Manhattan Cable, Channel 6. Panel discussion of
feminist issues in contemporary art. Produced by Gail Levin
1986 Interview on "NY Profiles," Manhattan Cable, Channel D, produced by Andrea Fixell
1983 Lecture. Art Forum Lecture Series, Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ
1982 Panelist."Education and the Artist," on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rutgers MFA program,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ