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Hilary Bond

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Birthplace
Baltimore

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Website

Schools
The Cooper Union, 2007, BFA
The Baltimore School for the Arts, 2003

Representing galleries

Tags
mixed-media, pop, arts-education, realism, surrealism, modern, digital, graffiti/street-art, figurative, conceptual, gallery, exhibition/performance

Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT & RESUME

 

Kate Moss is representative of Bond’s childhood, growing up in the 90’s, and being constantly exposed to consumer culture. Kate is a subconscious role model because one sees her, but does not always recognize Kate in advertisements. Kate is a chameleon, playing the role of traditional feminine beauty by being in fashion, while simultaneously being this androgynous, bad girl, femme fatal, ‘I don’t care’, somewhat nihilist anti-feminine icon, which consequently makes a beautiful, fun thing to look at and paint. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, American culture, and childhood influence Bond’s choices in color, brush work, and composition. Using a cheap, commercial, but symbolic palate allows Bond to express her personal history because each color has a different meaning, for example: green for money, peach for cosmetics, blue for sky, etc. Using Kate as consistent subject matter allows Bond to focus on color, transparency, composition, technique, line, and explore the ideas of landscape, architecture, and celebrity.

Education:
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art BFA, 2007
The Baltimore School for the Arts, Visual Arts Department Diploma, 2003
Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Summer Program, 2002
Experience:
12/09: COMA Alternative Space: “All Kate” Solo exhibition
Hung and promoted solo exhibition of 29 paintings
11/08-Present: The Laugh Factory, Los Angeles, CA, Server
Serve cocktails and food at busy West Hollywood comedy club
POS experience, quick and friendly customer service
3/08-1/09: Blick Art Materials, Los Angeles, CA, Sales Associate
Sell art supplies, help customers with projects; stock, clerical and cash regester experience
1/08-Present: Rose Photo Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Portrait Photographer
Set up lighting, backgrounds, computer for photo shoots; manage large shoots;
Opperated professional digital cameras (Nikon D300, Canon 5D, 20D, 30D);
Experience retouching portraits in Adobe Photoshop CS3
10/07- 12/07: Ritz Camera, Baltimore, MD, Lab Technician and Camera Salesman
Thrive in a busy, demanding sales environment; 35 mm Color and Black and White film processing and handling;
Black and White darkroom printing; Color Printing from film and digital media using Fuji Frontier or C-Print; Understanding professional video and still camera opperation and doing some repairs
9/07- 12/07: Bethlehem Christian Day School, Baltimore, MD, Art Instructor and Childcare Assistant
Led art classes for elementry and middle school students, planned lessons, ordered supplies
8/07: The Red Canoe Cafe and Community Center: “The Toothless Bride” Solo exhibition
Hung and promoted solo photography and painting show at Baltimore community center
6/07-9/07: Good Morning America, New York, NY, Design Internship
Design and conceptualize storyboards for Weekend Good Morning America Weekend Edition segments
Adobe proficiency (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Acrobat, Final Cut Pro, ProTools)
5/07 -9/07: Artist Assistant to Peter Nadin, New York, NY
Personal Assistant to well known painter, catalogued, scanned, printed, labeled artwork
1/07-6-07: Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY, Intern
Gallery Assistant, clerical, curatorial, designing artist’s catalogs, general errands, cataloging artwork
6/06-8/06: Golden Prague Federal Savings and Loan, Baltimore, MD, Teller
cash handeling experience, customer service experience
9/05-12/05: Starn Studio, Brooklyn, NY, Intern
Assisted in team fabrication of multimedia photography-based work for international renown studio; catalogued,
scanned, printed, labeled artwork
2004 - 2007: The Cooper Union Student Council Class Representative and President
Duties included being: Student Representative to the Board Chairman; Trustee Academic Affairs; Administrative Co-Chair; Academic Standards Committee; Humanities Curriculum; President from 9/2006- 5/2007
2004-2007 The Cooper Union Student Council Exhibition and Art Auction Curator
Participant, Organizer, Currator
Skills:
Macintosh and PC proficiency (Microsoft Office, AppleWorks, Adobe CS)
Freehand (all media: painting, drawing, wood, plaster, ceramic, stone)

Recent Exhibits

Hilary Bond participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 1
Wallspace
 
Dec, 2012 DAC Gallery presents CROSS SECTION: A Group Exhibition
DAC Gallery
 
Jun, 2012 Layered Works
Artspace Warehouse
 
Mar, 2012 Opening Night of Wallspace Gallery
Wallspace
 
Nov, 2011 Beverly Boulevard Night Out
Artspace Warehouse
 
Jun, 2011 CITY and SOCIETY
Artspace Warehouse
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Hilary Bond
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