Chronology

 
1955 Born, Bristol, PA
   
Bob Cornelis is an award-winning California photographer who has been exhibiting his work for more than 25 years. He also has a background in painting and monoprinting, efforts which continue to influence his photographic work along the path of handmade reproduction.

After a long career in technology, Bob turned his attention to the art world and established one of the earliest fine art digital printing studios in the country. His focus from the beginning has been on the art of the print, and in the last several years he has dedicated himself to the craft of printmaking using 19th century techniques such as platinum/palladium, gum bichromate and cyanotype. He often combines these prints with handset letterpress and handbound books and boxes to create one-of-a-kind art objects. Bob is largely self-taught but has studied with various photographers, letterpress mentors and bookmakers over time including Keith Carter, Kerik Kouklis, John DeMerritt, Eric Johnson and Brian Taylor.

His work has been shown in galleries and museums around the country and he has been published in periodicals including The Hand Magazine and Diffusion. In 2013 he published a book STUDIO: 50 Sonoma County Artists.
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2016 CARTA I-II, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2016 CARTA I, San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, San Francisco, CA
   
2015 CARTA I-II, photo-eye Photographer's Showcase (online), Santa Fe, NM
   
2014 STUDIO: 50 Sonoma County Artists, Santa Rosa Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
   
2014 Vapors, Talisman, Glen Ellen, CA
   
2013 STUDIO: 50 Sonoma County Artists, Gallery 300, Santa Rosa, CA
   
2011 Vapors, Thumbprint Cellars Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2017 Rfotofolio Selections, Online Gallery (David Carol, Juror)
   
2016 Heavy Metal II, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, OR
   
2016 Paper, Toby's Art Gallery, Pt. Reyes Station, CA
   
2016 INprint, Rfotofolio, Online Gallery (Catherine Couturier, Juror)
   
2016 Diffusion, ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
   
2016 25th Annual International Texas Photographic Society Exhibit, Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX
   
2015 Alternative Process Exhibit, Gallery 291, Mill Valley, CA
   
2014 ARTrails Preview Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
   
2013 ARTrails Open Studio Juried Event, Graton Gallery, Graton, CA
   
2011 The Poetry of Shadows, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
   
2011 Wonderland, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
   
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Bibliography

Secreta Universi, Geometric Form. Diffusion Annual, 2017
 
CARTA I Absraction. Diffusion Annual, 2016
 
The Hand Magazine Issues 11, 13, 15, 16. 2016
 
STUDIO: 50 Sonoma County Artists. Color Folio Press, 2013
 
STUDIO: 50 Sonoma County Artists. Bob Cornelis. Color Folio Press, Sebastopol, 2013
 
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Education

 
2011 Santa Fe Workshops
  Studied with Keith Carter
2013 Platinum/Palladium Printing
  Studied with Kerik Kouklis
2014 Gallery 291 Cyanotype Printing
  Studied with Daniel Coburn
2015 Book and Box Making: San Francisco Center for the Book
  Studied with John DeMerritt and Andrew Rottner






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