Contact

ljgbond@brandeis.edu

Research Areas

Installation Art; Art & Activism; Women’s Empowerment & Wellbeing as a Pathway to Peace; 

Education

M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.F.A., Bradley University

Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Linda Bond Fine Art Studio

Brooklyn Museum | Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Linda Bond

 

Linda Bond

Linda Bond

Linda Bond

For over two decades Linda Bond’s artwork has addressed issues of social concern. It primarily explores the mediated experience of global conflict. Her work is a personal attempt to both humanize these tragedies and to combat the numbing effects of a media-saturated culture. Working from representation to abstraction, she marries form and content in visually compelling installations and works on paper often highlighting how violence impacts women. As a WSRC scholar she has developed a number of ongoing installations. “Shadow War” began in 2012 and is a project in progress.  Composed of roughly 428 unique pieces (over 300 completed), this project is an attempt to mark events through accumulation. The number of images corresponds to the approximate number of American airstrikes in Pakistan since the United States began its clandestine drone program there in 2004. In 2013 Linda began working with Afghan women on a creative project, “One to One”, paying a small wage to help them attend literacy programs in Afghanistan. “Forced to Flee”, a video project and monoprint series, was inspired by a Brandeis graduate student’s escape from Syria and her ongoing effort to find a safe home for herself and her family.

Current Projects

In preparation for a major exhibition in May of 2020, several new projects are in progress and others are in the developing stages. Most recently my two dimensional works consist of monoprints and woven paper that incorporate words from the U.S. Constitution with the text of news articles related to immigration, “Me Too”, and other current topics. Recently, I began making handmade paper from the pulp of shredded news articles about asylum seekers and border barriers. One newly planned installation will make use of these reformed sheets to create a ten foot curtain that will hang from razor wire above.

Representative Publications

“Linda Bond: After Effects”, Exhibition Catalog, Human Rights Institute Gallery, Kean University, essays by Neil Tetkowski and Mara Williams, 2017. 

“Linda Bond: Reconnaissance”, Exhibition Catalog, Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, essay by Caitlin Julia Rubin, 2015.