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BONNIE SCHUPP

BONNIE SCHUPP

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Artist Work

Naked Music
2011
photograph
16" x 20"
Joy
April 2007
Digital Cross-Processed Photograph
11 x 14
Link
September 2007
Digital Photograph
11 x 14
Gender is a Continuum
January 2012
Aluminum Giclee
16" x 20"
Stone Flower
2016
Photography
Dewey Beach
2018
Photo on canvas
24x32

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Bonnie Schupp does not always see what others see. An ordinary green plant might evolve into an origami-like photo creation. Maybe her mind was warped from teaching middle school students for many years, or perhaps after her Fulbright to Japan, she began seeing in new ways. Ever since she was a child though, she has looked at life through a lens—real or imagined. Over the years, her vision has resulted in many awards, including second place In Kodak’s international KINSA competition. She has had numerous solo and group exhibits and written about photography for magazines and newspapers. She interviewed and photographed Lotte Jacobi, who had photographed Albert Einstein. With an eclectic eye that sees images as stock, journalism, art and more, one of her pieces is part of the permanent collection of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and another hangs in a lobby of The Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital campus in Baltimore. Her biggest project was “Defining Ourselves,” portraits of people representing 15 countries (including Singapore), ages 4-100, who completed the sentence, “I am…”. Her most satisfying photo was photographing her daughter as Bonnie was giving birth to her. Bonnie also officiates weddings and writes poetry. CURRENT PROJECT: TOGETHER 40+ Looking for diverse couples who have lived together (married or unmarried) for 40 years or more to participate in a words and photo project about long-term relationships.

Artist Bio

http://bonnieschupp.com

• Bachelor of Arts, Frostburg State University
• Master of Liberal Arts, The Johns Hopkins University
• Doctor of Communications Design, University of Baltimore

Published writing

• Past weekly photography columns: Evening Sun, Prescott Arizona Courier, South Bend Tribune
• Articles appeared in: Petersen’s Photographic, Darkroom Magazine, PSA Journal
• Reading in New Mercury Reading Series 2011
Published photos (numerous)
• Newspapers: Columns, free-lance, travel
• Stock: International Web sites and print publications

Awards/recognition

• Second place winner KINSA (Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards)
• Bodine Contest (honorable mention)
• WIPI (Women in Photography International) juried exhibits
• Baltimore Museum of Art, Through the Lens, Community digital response
• PSA Who’s Who
• Interviewed on WYPR The Signal
• Two images selected for Baltimore Museum of Industry 2012 calendar
• Grunwald Gallery of Art 2011 juried exhibit
• Part of permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute
• Part of the Then & Now collection at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

Exhibits

• Numerous local and national group shows
• One-woman exhibits: Defining Ourselves: Annapolis, Rockville, Fairfax, Baltimore
• Baltimore Museum of Industry 2016

Past projects: Defining Ourselves, Dog Tag Poetry, 365 Gifts
Current projects: Together 40+ Looking for couples (especially those representing diversity) who have been together for 40 years or more to participate in my latest project.
Current interests: Symbiosis of words and images