Rose Bond creates work at the juncture of expanded cinema and experimental animation. 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 work-in-progress, Earths to Come, an interdisciplinary collaboration with composer inti figgis-vizueta and Roomful of Teeth, pushes her cinema-born aesthetic into the spatialized terrain of VR and domes. Earths to Come, was developed in part at a Multi-disciplinary residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC and at the 2024 Venice Biennale Immersive College.

Recent work includes large-scale, multi-screen live projections for symphony with works by avant-garde composers Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, 2020 and Olivier Messiaen‘s Turangalîla- Symphonie, 2016. Other animated 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 support from The Princess Grace Foundation, Bloomberg LP, Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation, Creative Heights Oregon Community Arts, the National Film Board of Canada, Arts Council England, the Canada Council for the Arts, American Film Institute, 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 the Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital. Rose Bond is a Canadian born media artist based in Portland Oregon.

Rose Bond Picture

Photographer: Fernando Cabrejos





Direct Animation Films:
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