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Mickey Bond

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Lives in
Santa Fe

Works in


Representing galleries
Alta Contemporary Art, Tubac Az

acrylic abstract painting mixed-media abstract, abstract collage, modern collage, handmade mango & banana and mulberry fiber paper, banana, mixed media abstracts modern sculpture



My mixed media series explore the mystery of creation by enabling nature's affect on my paint and media. Winter's freezing temperatures provide the chance to freeze paint, elicit frost crystals and create a unique kind of crackle in frozen polymer mediums. I've discovered that the surface of clayboards behaves a little like cold glass on a wintry night, providing (with my help) the right conditions for ice crystals to form delicate patterns and for acrylic media to freeze and splinter into organic crackles and snake skin designs.  Nature is a true collaborator designing my under-paintings and influencing my composition. My series "Frozen Fire" features frozen acrylic paint and polymers combined with torn banana, mango and mulberry fiber paper from Japan, Thailand and Nepal.

I was born in Israel to parents from Poland & Bulgaria and later raised in west suburban Boston. After attending Colgate University as an undergraduate , I spent some years in Ann Arbor where I received my MA in American Literature from the University of Michigan. I have lived in Santa Fe since 1994. Currently I am researching material for a book about accidental procedure and artistic inspiration.  I teach workshops in mixed media and career development in my studios in Santa Fe and Tubac, AZ where I own Alta Contemporary Art in the histori Il Presidito studios in old Tubac.


ArtSlant 5th 2010 Showcase Winner

ArtSlant 2010 Limited Edition Print Collection See Limited Edition Collection

2010 Featured Artist: Contemporary Fine Art International

2011 International Contemporary Masters IV

2011 Mixed Media Abstracts 2010 by Mickey Bond


2011 March 12 - May 1st. Desert Meets Water: 7 Artists
The Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, Tubac, AZ

2011 March 3 - May 1st. Women's Works 2011, 24th Annual Fine Art Exhibit
The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois
2011 Jan. New Work: A Group Show Matrix Arts Santa Fe , Santa Fe, NM

2010 Nov. - Jan. Member's Juried Show, Tubac Center for the Arts,
Tubac,  AZ

2010 Oct. - Nov. The Spirit of Place, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM

2010 Sept. - Oct. Open Space: A View with Room & Little Gems,

Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM

2010 Sept. Visions of Land, Sea & Sky, Matrix Arts Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Apr. Never Think small: REDUX!, climate/gallery, Long Island City, NY

2010 Apr. COLLECT 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Mar. - Jun Sunlight: Art Show with a Cause, Gallery with a Cause,
New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM

2010 Feb. Mixed Media Show, Meow Wolf Art Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2009 Nov. Fresh Paint, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

2009 Aug. High Road to Taos, Wilder Nightingale Gallery, Taos, NM

2009 May Seeking Solitude: Isolation in Art Gallery, RFD, Swainsboro, GA

2009 Apr. Faces & Places, Jennie Cooley Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008 Oct. Canyon Road Paint Out Show, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, Santa Fe

2008 Aug. Painting the Land of Enchantment, Sumner & Dene Gallery,
Albuquerque, NM

2008 Apr. COLLECT 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM


BA Colgate University 1984

MA American Literature, University of Michigan 1987


2002-2009 Outdoor Painting Workshops: Taos, NM, Abiquiu NM, Big Sur, CA, Monterey, CA

2002-2009 Santa Fe Community College

Recent Exhibits

Mickey Bond participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2011 Jay Etkin Gallery presents Recent Paintings by 5 Artists
Jay Etkin Gallery
Jan, 2011 January Renewal Workshops in Santa Fe
Renewal Workshops January 22, 2011
Jan, 2011 New Work, A Group Show
Matrix Arts Santa Fe
Sep, 2010 Visions of Land, Sea & Sky
Matrix Arts Santa Fe
May, 2010 Degrees of Detail: Large & Small Works by Nine Artists
The Gallery Space, La Tienda @ Eldorado
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The Gallery Space, La Tienda @ Eldorado
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