Installation Art; Women’s Empowerment & Wellbeing as a Pathway to Peace; Art & Activism
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.F.A., Bradley University
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Linda Bond is a visual artist whose work explores the mediated experience of wartime. Pausing to examine the details of violent events, her drawings in gunpowder & graphite and large scale mixed media installations are a personal attempt to humanize the tragedies of war, combat the numbing effects of a media-saturated culture, and examine alternatives. Her recent mixed-media pieces actively engaged others as participants in the work.
My expanding project, One to One, encompasses the totality of my artistic practice and combines ongoing aesthetic investigations with social action. Based on a belief that small, personal gestures can have substantial impact on individual lives, I have been developing a large scale, multi-media art installation that collaborates directly with women from Afghanistan and helps to support their ongoing education.
“Linda Bond: Shadow War”, Exhibition Catalog, McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University, essays by Deborah Disston and Mike Carroll, 2014.
“Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places”, Deborah Forman, 2014.