Rachel Brennecke, a.k.a. Bon Jane, is an American-born artist who received her BFA from The Rietveld Academie in The Netherlands in 2007. She currently works in New York in the fields of art, fashion, portraiture, editorial, and commercial photography. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Elle France, Elle Portugal, Elle Brazil, Galore, Creem, The Daily, VICE, and on Vogue, i-D, Harper's Bazaar, and Marie Claire.com. Her first book Americana Girl was released at Printed Matter's PS1 Art Book Fair in September 2016, and she has recently commenced curation for an annual publication, COLT-MAG.

In addition to working behind the camera, Bon Jane has performed at The Museum of Modern Art for Marina Abramovic's historical retrospective 'The Artist is Present', and for artist Vanessa Beecroft's installation 'VB64' at Deitch Projects. She frequently appears in front of the lens and has been portrayed in VICE, PurpleDiary, The New York Times, Marina Abramovic's book The Artist is Present, and Mark Seliger's LISTEN.

 

Client List

Alice + Olivia
HONOR
Saks Fifth Avenue
Stone Fox Bride
Moda Operandi
ELLE France
ELLE Portugal
ELLE Brazil
Cosmopolitan
People Magazine
Creem Magazine
Galore Magazine
Stalker (S) Mag
C-Heads
VICE Magazine
The Gloss
The Daily
Vanity Fair
Nakid Mag
Sticks And Stones Agency
Satiety Paper
Joey Zine
Arjuna
Frette

Associated Production Client List  

VOGUE Paris
Elle Magazine
Harper's Bazaar
Marie Claire
Glamour
W
Playboy
Flaunt
Nylon
Above
Redbook
Essence
The Daily
Shape
Dannon
Kohls
Magaschoni
Joe Fresh
America's Next Top Model
MTV
VH1

 

 

CV

EDUCATION

2003-2007 BFA / Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam


PUBLICATIONS

2016 ELLE Portugal, 'Friends', single image
2016 ELLE France, 'Friendship', single image
2016 CREEM, 'Latex Cowboy', fashion editorial
2016 Sticks and Stones Agency, 'Queen of the Woods', fashion editorial
2015 NEO2, 'Take It To The Limit', beauty editorial
2014 C-HEADS, 'For Love, Money, and Horses - A Talk with American Artist Bon Jane', Interview
2014 CREEM, 'Horse Girl by Bon Jane', Interview
2014 CHRONOGRAM, 'Arts & Culture', Portrait
2013 GALORE, ‘One to Watch’, fashion editorial
2012 CREEM, ‘Dream Dust’, fashion editorial
2011 JOEY, 'Syd and Vik', fashion editorial
2010 PURPLE Diary, Bon Jane portraits by Olivier Zahm
2008 VICE Magazine, ‘To Be, or Not To Be, Fashion’, Photos / Interview
2008 LINK Magazine, Ryan McGinley exhibition after-party performance, Photos
2007 GRAC 2007, Fine Arts


EMPLOYMENT / UNDERSTUDY

2010-2010   Marina Abramovic
2008-2012  Gilles Bensimon
2003-2004  Peter Beard
2002-2003  Mark Seliger
2000-2002  Nile Rodgers

 

PERFORMANCE WORK

2010 MoMA - Marina Abramovic Retrospective, 'The Artist Is Present'
2009 Performa ’09 - Christian Tomaszewski, ‘Mother Earth Sister Moon’
2009 Deitch Projects - Vanessa Beecroft, 'VB64'
2009 Chelsea Hotel - Bon Jane ‘Object if i’
2009 Arts Corporation - 'Acettes' performance
2008 FOAM Museum - Bon Jane & Bagua Jody after party performance held for Ryan McGinley & Agnes B


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 ‘For Love, Money and Horses’ with Bagua Jody, Chiellerie, Amsterdam


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 '#WORKInPROGRESS', Root Studios, Brooklyn
2012 ‘Hyper/Hypo’, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn
2009 'Mixtape', 717 Gallery, Brooklyn
2008 'RH08', Breda, Netherlands
2007 ‘Fever’, Veemvloer / Horse Move Project Space, Amsterdam
2007 ‘Final Works’, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2007 ‘Rietveld in the Kerk’, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
2005 ‘Artbeat’, POST CS Museum Nacht, Amsterdam
2004 ‘Situaties Almere’, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
2003 ‘Rietveld Richting Fotographie’, W139, Amsterdam


COLLECTIONS / GRANTS

2009 De Principaal / Kunstenaars en Co., Artist Residency, Red Light Project 1012, Amsterdam
2008 De Principaal / 5000 EU Artist in Residence Grant, Spuistraat Gebouw
2007 GLIM / Kantoor voor Actuele Kunst, ‘Fever’