Bonnie K. Norlander

Born in CA, Works in NY

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2011-2014 Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU. Masters of Art Candidate: Visual Art Administration, anticipated graduation, May 2014, New York, NY.

2004 Department of Art, Biola University, Bachelors of Fine Art in Art and Design, focus on Graphic and Print Design, Minor in Biblical Studies. Los Angeles, CA.

Curatorial Exhibitions

2014 *in production* HOPE Gathering complementary exhibition to the TGC and CRU City-wide conference for women of faith on the topic of Hope alongside Meaghan Ritchey. New York, NY.

2013 Moderated panel The Body, Space and Time for INHABIT conference hosted by the International Artist Movement. Panelists included: Lucy F. Collins, PhD, Eva Ting, and Andrea Codrington Lippke. New York, NY.

2013 Moderated NYU Visual Art Administration colloquium on Sacred Themes + Secular Exhibition, with panelists: John Silvis, Patricia Pongrancz, and Lia Chavez, New York, NY.

2011 Curator Women’s Comedy Night, Private Residential Rooftop, group show in 3 acts, Brooklyn, NY.

2012 Curated EX: Creative Collaboration, International Artist Movement’s (IAM) 38|39 Gallery. Partnered with IAM, Carrousel Space, and Wunderkammer Co. (27 artists, 2 lectures, 1 film screening) Designed a limited edition “exquisite corpse” flip book catalogue. New York, NY (Chicago, IL, and Ft. Wayne, IN.)

2011 Curator 5 Performances on the Roof, Private Residential Rooftop, group show in 5 acts, Brooklyn, NY.

2010 Alegria: Hope Through Art Benefit, Desiron, Soho, New York City, NY.

2008 Art to Abolish Child Sex Trafficking, benefit for Love146 New York, NY.

2007 Portrait of a Success as a Young Failure, NYCAMS, New York, NY.

2007 CAA Conference BFA Exhibition, NYCAMS, alongside John Silvis New York, NY.

2006 Index: BFA Resident Exhibit, NYCAMS, New York, NY.

2006 Natural Disaster, Chop Shop, alongside Oliver Walker, Costa Mesa, CA.

2006 Handler/Coordinator Swell, curated by John Silvis, NYCAMS, New York, NY.

2006 By Any Other Name ChopShop, Costa Mesa, CA.

2006 Into Africa children’s education benefit The Collectiv, Sponsored by Smart Water, Redbull, and a local winery. Irvine, CA.

2005 Philip Frank Labrys Contemporary Art Gallery, alongside Jessical Lynn Nelson. Long Beach, CA.

2005 Turn The Tide relief benefit The Camp, Sponsored by Smart Water, Costa Mesa, CA.

2005 Path Of The Veteran: Letters from the front Selah Artistic Giving Center, Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Transmogrification University Gallery of Biola, Los Angeles, CA.

Select Experience

2013 Creator of SftPwr, a social media based feminist digest of art and culture meant to amplify women’s work and magnifying cultural issues. SftPwr has a presence on a self-titled website, as well as Facebook, and Twitter. Content includes original interviews with women, and the circulating of articles and press.

2013 Freelance Administrator, providing strategic support; project-based research; fundraising; and bookkeeping. Clients include: Andras Szanto (academic, author, freelance advisor and strategic planner,) Andrew Ondrejcak (Artist, Playwright, Production Designer,) and The Laundromat Project (non profit organization.) New York City.

2013 Benefit Auction Registrar Intern for Groundswell Mural Projects – Working closely with Sharon Polli. Brooklyn, NY.

2013 Studied Exhibition and Display abroad with Carlo Lamagna, NYU, London, England.

2013 Curatorial Intern for The Invisible Dog Art Center – Working with Lucien Zayan and Risa Shoup, Brooklyn, NY

2011 AIR Projects (Pilot) Residency, directed by James Elaine (formerly of the Hammer Museum), Beijing, China

2006-2007 Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Residency, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, (NYCAMS) New York, NY

2005 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Continuing Education Program, Art Collecting & Curatorial courses completed with Professor Kavin Buck, founder of South La Brea Gallery. Los Angeles, CA


ICI, Independent Curators International; AAF, Arts Action Fund; AAM, American Association of Museums; CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts; Leader and Founder of the New York Chapter for the Biola Alumni Association.


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