Detail, Broad Daylight, Sky Mirror, oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2013

"Bonnie Neumann's vast works, using oil and alkyd on panel . . . explored layering processes to tease the line between structure and order. Her larger pieces were exceptionally well crafted, from surface subtleties to the broader compositions."

—David Buuck, ARTWEEK, March 2006, 'Ornamentation' at SEJICA


1996   Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Mills College, Oakland, California

1978   Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Hayward California

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

(solo unless otherwise noted)

2015   Bonnie Neumann: Water, Light, and Time, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California

2015   Bonnie Neumann/Lewis Watts,SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco (two-person)

2012   Bonnie Neumann at Avenue 64 Gallery, BRE Properties, Emeryville, California

2004   Bonnie Neumann at The Quarterly At Latham Square, Pro Arts, Oakland, California

1997   Recent Paintings by Bonnie Neumann, Zen Hospice, San Francisco, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   ...and Sea; (3-person), Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, California

2015   5 from 415: Marlene Angeja; Gale Antokal; Carol Ladewig; Bonnie Neumann and Amy Trachtenberg, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport Connecticut

2014   Here, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

Mill Valley Arts Commission, City Hall, Mill Valley, California

2013   December Group Show, Terminus.Gallery, Oakland, California

Painting Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

Lure: Bay Area Artists Explore the Sea, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California

Array, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

Idaho Falls Arts Council's National Juried Exhibition, Idaho Falls, Idaho

2012   Wonder, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

2011   Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, New Mexico

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

Falkirk 2011 Bi-Annual, San Rafael, California

Of Water: Contemporary Paintings by 20 Bay Area Artists, Bay Model, Sausalito, California

Art of the Line, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California Merit Award

2009   Forty-Fifth Street Artists’ Cooperative 2009 Open Studios, Emeryville, California

2005   Ornamentation: The Art of Desire, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

2004   Hidden Order: Pattern & Content in Contemporary Abstraction, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California

2003   Surface Tension, The Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

2002   Surface Tension: Pattern and Ornament in Contemporary Painting, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

2001   Contemporary Pattern, Artsource, The Mills Building, San Francisco, California

2000   Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Bonnie Neumann and Livia Stein, 455 Market Street, San Francisco, California

1998   Architecture and Archetypes: Bonnie Neumann, Pia Stern, and Rob Douglas, 455 Market Street, San Francisco, California

1997   Exemplary Contemporary, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

1996   Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

Selected Collections

US Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia
Stanford University Medical Center
Community Hospital Monterey Peninsula
The Ellington, Oakland, California

Selected Publications and Reviews

Bigman, Alex, 'Picks' at Berkeley Art Center's Wonder, EAST BAY EXPRESS, December 19–25, 2012, Arts & Culture Section, p. 29.

Buuck, David, ‘Ornamentation’ at SEJICA, ARTWEEK, VOLUME 37, March 2006, pp. 12–13.

Baker, Kenneth, Oakland Gallery Seeks Abstraction’s ‘Hidden Order,’ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 28, 2004, Section E, p.12.

Bing, Alison, ‘Hidden Order’ at the Oakland Art Gallery, ARTWEEK, Vol. 35, November 2004, p.14.

Thompson, Sandy, ‘Surface Tension’ at Mills College Art Museum, ARTWEEK, Vol. 33, April 2002, pp. 18–19.

Teaching Experience

1997–2010 Visual Arts, Olympic High School, Concord, California

1996 Teaching Assistant, Painting and Drawing, Mills College

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