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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Bonni Reid

As the daughter of an eccentric mechanical engineer and a stiff-upper-lipped British nurse, Bonni Reid lives in the space where these two worlds meet. The fact that these two worlds do not actually mesh hasn’t stopped her from residing there.

Exploring the underpinnings, bumps, and anomalies in all manner of historical arcana, Bonni Reid’s subject matter reflects a dark underlying mythos that belies the innocence, wonder, and imagination of a hazy past.

Whether it be eccentric adventures in science – the brilliant mistakes, the forgotten missteps, or the early icons of Progress (back when it had a capital “P”) – Reid combines these elements in a clear, graphic, almost deadpan style. With the results we are reminded of the turning points that got us here; the great and the small, the dark and the light, the sacred and the silly,

Bonni Reid lives in the West End of Vancouver, British Columbia. When not brewing her own visual concoctions, she freelances as a colour and graphic designer.

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