Bonny Pierce Lhotka in 1997 co-organized “Digital Atelier”: A printmaking studio for the 21st century” at the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution and was an Artist-in-Residence there for 21 days. She is the recipient of the Smithsonian/Computerworld Technology in the Arts Award. She worked with a group of curators in September of 1997 to help them envision the potential of digital printmaking in “Media for a New Millennium” a work-tank/ think-shop organized by the Vinalhaven Graphic Arts Foundation.
As one of three Artists of the Digital Atelier, Lhotka was invited by Marylyn Kushner of the Brooklyn Art Museum to show a selection of art work and demonstrate how original digital prints are created and combined with traditional printmaking processes at opening of the 27th Print National.
Lhotka has co-authored the Digital Art Studio: Techniques for combining inkjet printing with traditional art materials, Watson-Guptill (spring 2004 release) by Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Bonny Pierce Lhotka (LSK LLC)
Bonny Lhotka combines fragments of objects, dreams and reality to illuminate the connection between life and death, technology and the human spirit. Using mixed media and lenticular imaging as a unifier of individual components, she creates a moment frozen in universal time, where the lens bars viewers from entering the artificial world represented but enables them to understand the dimensionality of the creative intent. The viewer is challenged to a level of understanding rarely encountered in the context of current experience.
Lhotka is an experimental artist who adapts and invents new materials and processes with which to create her unique work.