Rob Bondgren

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Robbo00: Self-Portrait as an Outdated Profile Pic, 2011 Watercolor, Gouache, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Oil, And Collage On Paper 44" X 34 1/4" © Courtesy of the artist and Linda Warren Gallery
Lick , 2009 Watercolor And Gouache On Paper 26" X 40" © Rob Bondgren
Blueballs Invert , 2010 Archival Digital Print 22" X 22" © Rob Bondgren
Cyclops , 2011 Watercolor, Gouache, Collage, And Spray Paint On Paper 30" X 22" © Rob Bondgren
Submit, 2010 Collage, Watercolor, Acrylic, And Spray Paint On Paper 12" X 13" © Rob Bondgren
Fine Line , 2009 Watercolor, Gouache, Collage, Acrylic, And Spray Paint On Paper 30" X 22" © Rob Bondgren
Unitled, 2002 Collage On Paper 9 3/4" X 12 3/4" © Rob Bondgren
Untitled, 2002 Collage And Watercolor On Paper 9 3/4" X 13 5/8" © Rob Bondgren
UC0710 (Flower Shadow or Hula Dynamic) , 2007 Collage,Gouache,Spray Paint, Acrylic, Ink On Paper 14 3/4" X 11" © Rob Bondgren
Untitled, 2006 Collage, Acrylic, Gouache, Enamel And Ink On Colored Paper 19 5/8" X 27 ½ " © Rob Bondgren
Valid , 2007 Gouache And Watercolor On Paper 22" X 30" © Rob Bondgren
Misadventures in Candyland 1, 2007 Oil On Canvas 17.5" X 27.5" © Rob Bondgren
Ox-Bow Landscape, 2001 Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, Ink On Paper 22" X 30" © Rob Bondgren
Untitled , 2003 Acrylic, Ink On Canvas © Rob Bondgren
Untitled , 2003 Acrylic On Canvas 31 3/8" X 39 1/4" © Rob Bondgren
© Courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions
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Born1972, Buffalo, NY


2002     MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1994     BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2011     All That Glitters, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

2010     Glimmer, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL (solo)

2009     The Cockamamie Show, North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2008     Made Flesh, Centeron Halsted, Chicago, IL (solo)

summergroup08, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL

21st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

Thaw, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL

2007       Better Days Ahead, The Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL(solo)

Creative Convergence, Centeron Halsted, Chicago,IL         

Collection Show, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL

Salon07, Energy Gallery at Lennox Contemporary, Toronto,    Canada.

2-3-d-6, Energy Gallery, juried online exhibition

The SexIssue 2; January 2007 Exhibition, Projekt30, juried online exhibitions

2006     Going Underground, Art@Large, New York, NY. (Juror’s Honorable Mention)

Opt In: Revisioning America, Chicago Music Garage, Chicago

2003     20x20x20: A Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (Juror’s Award)

2002     The Summer Show, Gallery312, Chicago

Group Exhibition, Gallery2, Chicago

2001     Hot Sheets,The Optimistic, Chicago

No Attitude, High Risk Gallery, Chicago

Art Work III, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1999     Suite35, Pilsen East Gallery, Chicago,  IL

Eros, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago

A Tribute to Van Gogh, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago

Art Work II, The School of  the Art Institute of Chicago

1998     HEAD GIFT, NFA Space, Chicago

Art Work, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2007;2004  SAIC Roger Brown Faculty / Staff Residency, New Buffalo, MI

2006     Professional Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow Summer School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Saugatuck, MI


2010     BEAUTIFUL / DECAYFUL Magazine, Book4, Exquisite Corpse. One of 30 international artists invited to participate.

BEAUTIFUL / DECAY  Magazine online, April2, 2010.

2008     Made Flesh, reviewed by Marla Seidell, Newcity, Vol. 23, No.1051, August 13.

THAW, reviewed by Lisa Larson - Walker, Newcity Art online, January 24.

2007     Now That's Rather Queer, Better Days Ahead reviewed by Alicia Eler, Centerstage Chicago online, Nov 21.

Rob Bondgren's Pool Party, Better Days Ahead reviewed by Paul Varnell, Chicago Free Press, Volume 9, No. 12, October Creative Convergence: When GLBT

Artists Come Together, Creative Convergence reviewed by Paul Varnell (specialmention), Chicago Free Press, Vol.9, No. 10.


2007     National Art Premiere 2007, Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery, Elmhurst, IL


2008;2007;2005  Instructor, Ox-Bow Summer School of Art, Art on the Meadow, Saugatuck, MI

2000-09  Faculty, Adult Program, Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2001-2002 Faculty, Early College Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2011-    Dean, Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010-    Interim Executive Director, Continuing Studies, Summer, Early College and Teacher Programs

School of  the Art Institute of Chicago

1997-2010 Associate Director, Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007-09  Gallery Director, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL

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