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Bonnie P. Sucec

Bonnie Phelps Sucec was born in Midvale, Utah in 1942. She is the creator of spiritual and imagist works and also an art educator. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sucec first studied with Don Olsen at Jordan High School. She then studied at Brigham Young University from 1960 to 1962; she studied further at California College of Arts and Crafts from 1962 to 1963. Sucec earned an MFA in painting drawing from the University of Utah in 1984.

Her work is nonrepresentational and her preferred medium is gouache. The War and the World, Life Line, and Fluid Vision are examples of her work. Her work is included in the collection of the Salt Lake Art Center, the Utah Arts Council, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.  The Phillips Gallery represents her work.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Artists Website: http://www.bonniesucec.com/

Bonnie Sucec of Murray and Salt Lake City, combines the extraordinarily fresh and honest realities of the creative child with the sophistications, fears, and insights of the concerned, sensitive, and unusually perceptive professional artist. The holder of an M.F.A. from the University of Utah (1984), Bonnie Sucec has also studied art (painting and sculpture) at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Brigham Young University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Also a fine teacher of children, the handicapped, and those aspiring to the professional artistic career, this artist is one of Utah's most active, creative, successful, and respected artists.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"Art and the Searing Pain of Migraine Artists Turn Their Pain Into Paintings." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 15, 1999.

"Art Briefs." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 21, 2002.

"Arts Council Issues Call to Artist." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 17, 1991.

"Art Notes: Show Features `Grandma' Layton Works." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 30, 1990.

"S.L. Art Auction to Help Upgrade Animal Shelter." The Deseret News, September 20, 1993.

"Showing at local galleries." The Deseret News, June 16, 2002.

"Children of the Muse." The Deseret News, March 7, 2004.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 5, 2003.

"'Tangled Web' Captures Everyday Experiences." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 7, 2003.

"Season's Greetings: Kids Create Games-inspired Cards to Benefit Charity." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 18, 2001.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 12, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 6, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 17, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 22, 1999.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 9, 1999.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 7, 1996.

"Utahns With Roots in Spiritual Movement." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 25, 1994.

"Painting With Prose Poet, Artist and Printers Use a Rare, Vintage Press to Collaborate on a Work of Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 20, 1994.

"'Michael Plyler's black-and-white photographic diptych "Trance and Transcendence" is described as a "Dantesque sequence." Fellowship Finalists Show Off Their Artistic Prizes."' The Salt Lake Tribune, April 18, 1993.

"Utah Artist Inspires Exhibition." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 21, 1992.

Books

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, Donna Poulton and Janie L. Rogers. 150 Year Survey Utah Art & Artists. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2002.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C Seifrit. Utah Art. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishing Co, 1991.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

Periodical

Mellus, Mariah Mann. "Bjorn Shuster, Holiday Arts & Crafts." 15 Bytes, http://www.artistsofutah.org/newsletter/02dec/page6.html (accessed August 11, 2008).

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