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Bonnie Peterson is a textile artist investigating environmental and social issues. Recently she has worked with scientists studying fire ecology, atmospheric science and lake chemistry to interpret long range studies and climate science data. She was an artist-in-residence at Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, Isle Royale, and Crater Lake National Parks. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and in many private collections. Peterson has an extensive exhibition and grant funding record including four individual artist grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a grant from the Illinois Committee, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and other awards. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana and an MBA from DePaul University. Her studio is in Houghton, Michigan.

Bright Angel Quadrangle
Collage on paper; heat transfers, silk transfers, pen and stitching on a USGS, 7.5 minute topographic map
2015

Bright Angel Quadrangle (Detail)
Collage on paper; heat transfers, silk transfers, pen and stitching on a USGS, 7.5 minute topographic map
2015

Fuels
Embroidery on silk
2015