Photo: Joshua Simpson


Bonnie Fortune  is a multi-skilled teaching artist. Her work focuses on collaborative projects dealing with themes of environmental and social justice.

Her art work has been shown at the Smart Museum (Chicago), the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), Roskilde Museum for Contemporary Art, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville), among other locations. Additionally, she makes public projects for municipalities, such as Bat House, an ecological habitat project for the city of Urbana, IL created in collaboration with Brett Bloom. Her writing is also published with make/shift:feminisms in motion and AREA:Chicago (Art, Research, Education, Activism). Fortune has received artist grants from the Statens Kunstråd of Denmark, City of Urbana, the Gender Equity Council at the University of Illinois, and the Nashville Cultural Arts Project. Her curatorial work around feminist health, EveryBody!: Feminist Health 1969-2009, has been noted by the New York Times. She recently published An Edge Effect: Art & Ecology in the Nordic Landscape (Half Letter Press, 2014) an anthology of edited interviews, essays, and case studies surveying environmental art in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.