2017 Season II
Artist Statement/ Biography
Through her active participation in and representation of both online and physical exchanges, Bonnie considers her current practice as an anthropological study into human sexuality.
Engaging in modes of humor and entertainment her practice unapologetically presents an accumulation of private stories told to a public audience, provoking a dialogue that stimulates questions of consent, shame, morality, power dynamics, fiction, and autobiography.
Materializing in an fluid practice that spans video, photography, installation, sculpture, sound, collage, short stories, and virtual, IRL, and secret performance, the works question prescribed gender roles by exposing private experiences that are coded with subtle indicators to ask the audience “who is watching whom?”
Through an act of performative autobiography, Australian-born, New York based Bonnie Lane exposes private experiences that question prescribed gender roles in a practice that spans video, photography, installation, sculpture, sound, collage, short stories, and virtual, IRL, and secret performance. She has received grants and awards from the Rudin Foundation, American-Australian Association, Australia Council for the Arts, National Association for the Visual Arts, and the City of Melbourne. She has held solo exhibitions in New York at 80WSE Gallery and AC Institute, and in Melbourne at Anna Pappas Gallery, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, and BUS Projects. She has participated in artist-in-residence programs in Norway, Portugal, South Korea and the USA, including the Seoul Museum of Art and the Vermont Studio Center. Bonnie Lane is a 2016 MFA graduate from New York University and received a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts and an Honors Degree from Monash University.