Artist Statement
In my work I explore pattern, repetition and structure through the use of simple yet labor-intensive processes. As our world becomes increasingly more chaotic, global and interdependent my work arises out of a desire to organize and secure my reality. I continuously investigate different materials for their structural and tactile potential and the process of selecting them is very deliberate. The materials themselves are essentially simple even unremarkable when viewed in their raw state, but lend themselves beautifully to repetition and expansion thus becoming the perfect counterbalance to the structures and patterns I create with them. Patterns represent, in my opinion, the perfect analogy for the chaos that surrounds me as well as the complexities that reside within me.

Bianca Pratorius was born in Cologne, Germany in 1969. She started her formal training at the Holzfachschule, Köln where she received a BFA equivalent degree in fine furniture building and design and subsequently moved to Miami where she attended International Fine Arts College. She now lives and works in the Miami area.

2013 Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Biennial, Hollywood, Fl
2013 Boca Raton Museum of Art, 62nd All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton, Fl
2012 Scope Art Fair, Swenson Gallery, Booth K18, Miami, Fl
2012 Verge Art Fair, "Tomorrow Stars" juried exhibition, Miami Beach, Fl
2012 Audrey Love Gallery, If a Tree Falls, a Chain Reaction... Miami, Fl juried by Carol Jazzar, curated by Ananda Demello 2012 Ground Arts,Forward. Rewind. Repeat, NYC, NY
2012 Studio 18, Wrapt Attention, Pembroke Pines, Fl
2012 Encaustic Works 2012, A Biennial Exhibition in Print, juried by Joanne Mattera
2012 Appleton Museum of Art 2012 Biennial: Florida Installation Art, Ocala, Fl
2012 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Two Doors Down, Sarasota Fl
2011 Tempus Projects, Return to Sender, Tampa, Fl
2011 Wynwood Art Fair, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Fl
2011 Audrey Love Gallery, Common Threads, Miami, Fl
2011 Graham Center Art Gallery, The Conversation Starts Here, Miami, Fl Curated by Anastasia Hamilton
2011 Audrey Love Gallery, Impressed, SOFLA Printmaking Exhibition, Miami, Fl Juried by Tom Virgin, Pavel Ouporov & Suzanne Scherer 2009 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Fl
2007 [5] Art, Five + 5, Tampa, Fl
2006 C. Emerson Fine Art, Raise Up, St. Petersburg, Fl
2006 ADM Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Fl

2013 Ground Arts, NYC, NY, Opening Reception April 23rd, 2013
2011 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Turning Points, Sarasota, Fl
2005 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Filmed Edifices, Sarasota, Fl
2002 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Fl

The Vue, Orlando, Fl
Millenium Partners Collection on display at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami, Fl
Neiman Marcus Contemporary Art Collection on display in various locations around the country.
Vitality, Health and Wellness, Miami, Fl

Marty Fugate, Two Doors Down: Works by Jennifer Basile and Bianca Pratorius Sarasota Herald Tribune, February 2012
Marc Ormond, "Contemporary paintings on view at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art", Pelican Press Online, November 2008
Lennie Bennett, "Have Mission", Largo Times, February 2005
Marc Ormond, "Bianca Pratorius: Recent paintings", Herald-Tribune, March 2005
Kevin Costello, "Pratorius paints the architecture of color", Herald-Tribune, September 2002

2013 Saatchi Online Sculpture Collection, "Object Lessons: New Sculpture", juried by Rebecca Wilson
2012 5th Showcase Winner, ArtSlant
2012 Everything is Art, juried publication
2012 Grand Prize Winner Summer Competition, Ground Arts, NYC
2012 "Artist of the Month", July 2012,
2012 Featured in "Where" guest book publication