Rose Bond

Princess Grace Statue Award, 2008

Princess Grace Award
Graduate Film Scholarship, 1989
School of the Art Institute of Chicago



Additional Grants:
2022 Works in Progress Residency

2011 Special Project Grant

2006 Special Project Grant

2004 Special Project Grant

Rose Bond creates work at the juncture of expanded cinema, experimental animation, and experiential design. Her large-scale animated installations navigate the allegories of place and illuminate urban space with fragments of the often overlooked – the ‘other’. With roots in frame-by-frame, hand drawn animation, she has since turned her focus towards public media performances. Her current project, a new interdisciplinary collaboration with composer inti figgis-vizueta and Roomful of Teeth, pushes the experience of projection and live performance into new territory.

Recent work includes multi-screen projections for avant-garde composers Olivier
Messiaen‘s Turangalîla-Symphonie, 2016 and Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, 2020. Other installations include: two pieces for the permanent collection at the Portland Chinatown Museum, 2018; Illumination No.1 reprise at Portland’s Old Town Society Hotel, 2014; a prototype for a media installation in the Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building, 2012; Broadsided! at Exeter Castle, 2010; Intra Muros, shown during the 2007 Platform International Animation Festival and reprised for the Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, 2008, and Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2011.

Bond’s paint-on-film animated films have been presented at major international festivals and are held in the MoMA Film Collection. She has received honors from the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been cited in numerous publications including Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art, Re-imagining Animation: The Changing Face of the Moving Image, The Animation Bible, Experimental and Expanded Animation: New Perspectives & Practices, and Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital. Rose Bond is a Canadian born media artist based in
Portland, Oregon.