Bonnie Conly is a professional visual artist with Ukrainian ancestry. She has lived most of her life in Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 territory. Bonnie received an B.A. Honours Degree in Art Studio and Art History with high honours from the University of Saskatchewan. Foundations of drawing and sculpture informs her explorations in photography, painting, and video works.
Her work investigates themes of place, identity, and immigration. Geography, history, cultural narratives, and myth telling are integral to her visual practice. Her representational artworks are symbolic, metaphoric, and anthropomorphic in their conceptualization.
Bonnie is the recipient of the 2022 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts; Jane Turnbull Endowment fund for an emerging female visual artist. She has been a recipient of SK Arts grants to support her artistic explorations. Bonnie has been an Artist in Residence at the Grasslands National Park in partnership with Prairie Wind and Silver Sage, and the Summer Studio Space at AKA Gallery in Saskatoon. She has been a mentee in the CARFAC SK Foundational Mentorship program.
Bonnie is a member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and has had two touring exhibitions with the Organization of Saskatchewan Art Councils. She has had solo and group exhibitions in several public galleries in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Bonnie has two public installations of her artworks: a painted mural in Vegreville, Alberta and two streetlight banners in Pickering, Ontario.