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 who works with gunpowder and graphite to create large scale drawings and, more recently, installation pieces related to the ongoing unrest in the Middle East and our country’s involvement in it. Linda has a BFA in painting from Bradley University and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the recipient of grants from the Artist Resource Trust, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities & Public Policy, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and of a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Linda has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the Northeast including the MFA in Boston, the Brattleboro Museum, Danforth Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, Attleboro Museum, Springfield Art Museum, Provincetown Art Museum and the Corcoran Gallery. Her work is on in numerous collections including those of Boston University, Simmons College, IBM Corporation, Fidelity Investments and Nokia.
In the late 1970’s, early 80’s Linda was a member of the Hestia Art Collective, a group of women responsible for researching and painting the large outdoor mural “The History of Women in Northampton from 1600-1980.” Restored in 2004, this mural won a Governor’s Design Award and continues to be a defining landmark of Northampton’s downtown center. Linda has worked on other public art projects including murals at the New England Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and Boston University. Linda Bond currently lives and works in the Greater Boston area, was on the faculty of the Massachusetts College of Art & Design for fifteen years and continues to mentor graduate students and teach classes and workshops in the New England region.
With my latest project I will focus on the empowerment of women as a catalyst for peace. My objective is to create a large scale art installation that addresses the injustices women in poverty suffer and highlights the certain benefits of their liberation. I will partner with others, giving voice to their authentic stories and visibility to their untapped potential.
Bond, Linda. “Pause gunpowder and graphite drawings 2004-2008” Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston, 2008.
“War & Peace”, by Craig Harbison, Available Potential Enterprises Ltd online Artist Profile Project, 2011.