Deborah Bohnert
Deborah Bohnert


Featured Work

Walk into My Heart (2013)
Walk into My Heart
Art for Free (1999 -  )
Art for Free
Appropriation 2011-2012
Appropriation 2011-2012
Appropriation 2011
Appropriation 2011
Appropriation Paperwork Series 2011
Appropriation Paperwork Series 2011
Art Installation and Art Performance at Mobius 2010
Mobius 2010
In Plain Sight 12/2009
In Plain Sight 2009
Untitled 2008-2009
Untitled
Sculpture Series
Sculpture Series
Photography Series
The Little People 2009

Photography Series The Little People 2009
Fresh Fruits
Fresh Fruits
The Little Fruits
The Little Fruits
The Flower Series 2008
The Flower Series 2008
Shooting on 90 Riverton Street, NYC
Shooting on 90 Riverton NYC
Passports
Passports 2008
The Still Life Series
The Still Life Series
Skin
The Archive Series
Archive Series
Fresh Fruits Fresh Fruits
Installation 0-6 Installation 0-6
Skin
The Archaeology of Skin
Archaeology
Bohnert and Bohnert Bohnert
Self Portraits
Cutouts
Self Portraits, Cutouts
Flower Series Flower Series
Self Portraits Self Portraits
Self Portraits
Multiple Personalities
Self Portraits
Skin
Installation Grouping of Twelve
Floor Sculptures
Floor Sculptures
Skin
Open Vessel Wall Installation
Open Vessel
Objects  Objects
Present Places  Present Places
The Lily Pad Project
Installation Grouping of Seven
Lily Pad Project
1024 Days /
Diptych

Layers of Plexiglass M/M
1024 Days
1024 Days /
36 x 36

Layers of Plexiglass M/M
1024 Days
1024 Days /
The Water Paintings

Layers of Plexiglass M/M
1024 Days
The Water Paintings
Oil on canvas
1024 Days

These are unfinished works in progress so the viewer can see the process of creating. I believe that the process is the most important part of creating art.
   The Process

"Bohnert{s} .. paintings' cracked and nearly molten surfaces showcase her masterful command of texture and color.
Barbara O'Brien
Curator of The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

"Deborah Bohnert's art comes from the inside. The work is deeply rooted in her biography. The observer is mystified, mesmerized and disturbed because the artist appears to be present in any and all of her pictures and objects. Depending on the viewpoint, one also seems to recognize a part of oneself - as if the artist would hold a mirror to look into.
Deborah Bohnert plays with colors, forms, and materials, placing everyday artifacts into a new, artistic context: objects, familiar from our youth - toys, dolls, clothing, photos and other accessories - suddenly become visible in an entirely different state: as a photo montage or a collage, as a painting or as objects within an installation.
Deborah Bohnert's art carries a lightness and sometimes the ironic twist is unmistakably visible. Her pictures and objects tell stories everyone may detect individually for him/herself. In the presence of her art, everyday life sometimes appears a little less dreary!"

Dr. Ulrich Haegele
Professor for Media Studies, University of Tuebingen, Germany and Curator

"In Deborah Bohnert's work there is a sort of ironical erotic sumptuousness."
Donald Kuspit
Disitinguished Art Critic

"Your work seems to be exploring the line between sculpture and painting in a remarkable way."
Harry Cooper
Curator of Modern Art, Fogg Art Museum

"This is beautiful work and I am impressed by your
creative and masterful use of materials."

Laura Heon
Curator Mass MoCA

"Deborah Bohnert, one of my favorite artists, creates assemblages and installations of unexpected materials and brilliant colors. But her work isn't just about making a wild visual statement; there is a tender respect for humanity underlying each piece."
Catherine Carter, Artist


Artist Statement
Good art communicates life that is deeply felt.




The Gallery
by Robert Wall
, artist of sacred space, author, nurse practitioner

The Zen story is told of the old Master pointing his index finger straight at the moon, shouting at his students:
"This is one finger Zen!" Ignore the finger; discover the moon.
The students, failed
They pointed at the moon;
They talked about moon.
I went to a Gallery opening tonight by my friend Deb Bohnert.
She passes through walls and no one notices.
She reaches down in herself and pulls out the moon.


 

 



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