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 both humanize the tragedies of war and to combat the numbing effects of a media-saturated culture. Over the past few years she has actively engaged viewers as participants in her work. Currently she is developing an art installation that collaborates directly with women from Afghanistan.
My current project focuses on the empowerment of women as a catalyst for peace. Working directly with women in literacy programs in Afghanistan & Pakistan, as well as with participants here, we are creating elements for a large scale art installation that aims to addresses the injustices women in poverty suffer and to highlight the certain benefits of their liberation.
“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.