Visual Arts

Artist Seen: John Bono

by / Feb. 8, 2017 12am EST

John Bono is a photograper, cinematographer, media and installation artist, web designer, and programmer based in Buffalo. He received his BA (2010) and MFA (2014) in Media Study from UB. In addition to solo projects, he has worked with the Irish Classical Theatre, Torn Space Theatre, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and Squeaky Wheel, and is a frequent collaborator with media artist Brian Milbrand on projects including the “Front Yard” at the Burchfield Penney. Much of Bono’s own work explores the theme of melancholy and its connection to creativity, a role he conceives as primarily a positive and freeing one. For more information, visit or

Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit for more information.