Rob Bondgren

Waterdream 1 (with Loretta Bourque) / 2014 / photo transfer, collage, acrylic, acrylic ink, ink, and spray paint on polyester film and paper / 29" x 23" (framed) / TBD
Waterdream 2 / 2014 / photo transfer, collage, acrylic, acrylic ink, ink, colored tape, and spray paint on polyester film and paper / 29" x 23" (framed) / TBD
Waterdream 3 / 2014 / photo transfer, collage, acrylic, acrylic ink, ink, and spray paint on polyester film and paper / 29" x 23" (framed) / TBD
A Toast: Love Without Trust is Infatuation / 2014 / photo transfer, collage, acrylic, acrylic ink, ink and spray paint on polyester film and paper / 31" x 31" (framed) / TBD
Choke / 2014 / watercolor, gouache, photo transfer, collage, acrylic, and spray paint on paper / 49.5" x 74" (framed) / TBD
Untitled Cube / 2014 / Mixed media on cardboard / Approximately 4.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" / TBD
Untitled Cubestack / 2014 / Mixed media on cardboard / Approximately 13.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" / TBD
Untitled Cubestack / 2014 / Mixed media on cardboard / Approximately 13.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" / TBD
Madman / 2013 / collage, image transfer, acrylic ink, spray paint on paper / 15.5" x 11" / TBD
Obsessions 1 / 2013 / collage, image transfer, acrylic ink, spray paint on paper / 20 5/16" x 16 1/4"/ TBD
Untitled / 2013 / Collage, image transfer, spray paint on paper / 20" x 17" (framed) / TBD
Lotusboy, Keith, Chicago IL / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 13.25" x 13.25" / TBD
Lotusboy, Driftwoodcowboy, Austin, TX / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 13.25" x 13.25" / SOLD
Lotusboy, Eric, Austin, TX / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 13.5" x 13.5" / SOLD
Roseboy 4 / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 10.25" x 10.25" / TBD
Roseboys 6 / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 10.25" x 10.25" / TBD
Roseboys 1 / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 10.25" x 10.25" / SOLD
Roseboy 2 / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 10.25" x 10.25" / TBD
Roseboy 7 / 2013 / Digital photograph on light panel / 10.25" x 10.25" / TBD
Submit / 2010 / Collage, watercolor, acrylic, and spray paint on paper / 12" x 13" / TBD
Cyclops / 2011 / Watercolor, gouache, collage, and spray paint on paper / 30" x 22" / TBD
5 Stars and a Dirty Sheet / 2011 / Watercolor, gouache, collage, and spray paint on paper / 24.5" x 18" / TBD
Light Flower Invert / 2011 / Archival digital print / 24" x 24" / TBD
Puff Your Cares Away / 2011 / Watercolor, acrylic, gouache, spray paint and collage on paper / 44 1/4" h. x 67 1/2" / TBD
Single Man / 2011 / Collage and spray paint on paper / 16" h. x 18" / TBD
Butterfly Kisser / 2011 / Acrylic, collage, and oil on canvas / 12" round / TBD
Robbo00: Self-Portrait as an Outdated Profile Pic / 2011 / Watercolor, gouache, spray paint, acrylic, oil, and collage on paper / 44" h. x 34 1/4" / TBD
Flowers and Butterflies Invert / 2010 / Archival digital print / 24" x 18" / TBD
Careless Whisper / 2010 / Acrylic, collage, and oil on canvas / 8" around / TBD
Posers / 2010 / Watercolor, gouache, spray paint, acrylic, and collage on paper / 44" h. x 34 1/4" / TBD
Red Bands, Jewels and Balls Invert / 2010 / Archival digital print / 24" h. x 18" / TBD
Fool/Clown / 2009 / Watercolor, gouache, spray paint, and collage on paper / 15" h. x 22" / TBD
Fool/Clown / 2009 / Watercolor, gouache, spray paint, and collage on paper / 30" h. x 22" / TBD

EDUCATION
2002 – MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1994 – BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

EXHIBITIONS
2014 – Bourque, Bondgren and bourbon (Two-Person Collaborative Exhibition with Loretta Bourque), Linda Warren Projects, Chicago
2014- Diverse Expressions, Human Thread Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014- Gaze, Azimuth Projects, Chicago, IL (two-person exhibition with Ivan Lozano)
2013- Gay Straight Alliance LGBT History Month Exhibit, Governors State University, University Park, IL
2012- The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
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, Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL (solo)
2008 – summergroup08, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL
2008 – 21st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
2008 – Thaw, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL
2007 – Better Days Ahead, The Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2007 – Creative Convergence, Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL
2007 – Collection Show, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL
2007 – Salon 07, Energy Gallery at Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada.
2007 – 2-3-d-6, Energy Gallery, juried online exhibition
2007 – The Sex Issue 2; January 2007 Exhibition, Projekt30, juried online exhibitions
2006 – Going Underground, Art @ Large, New York, NY. (Juror’s Honorable Mention)
2006 – 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, Gallery 312, Chicago
2002 – Group Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago
2001 – Hot Sheets, The Optimistic, Chicago
2001 – No Attitude, High Risk Gallery, Chicago
2001 – ArtWork III, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1999 – Suite 35, Pilsen East Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 – Eros, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago
1999 – A Tribute to Van Gogh, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago
1999 – ArtWork II, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1998 – HEADGIFT, NFA Space, Chicago
1998 – ArtWork, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

RESIDENCIES
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

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS
2010 – BEAUTIFUL/DECAYFUL Magazine, Book 4, Exquisite Corpse. One of 30 international artists invited to participate.
2010 – BEAUTIFUL/DECAY Magazine online, April 2, 2010.
2008 – Made Flesh, reviewed by Marla Seidell, Newcity, Vol. 23, No. 1051, August 13.
2008 – 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.
2007 – Rob Bondgren’s Pool Party, Better Days Ahead reviewed by Paul Varnell, Chicago Free Press, Volume 9, No. 12, October
2007 – Creative Convergence: When GLBT Artists Come Together, Creative Convergence reviewed by Paul Varnell (special mention), Chicago Free Press, Vol. 9, No. 10.

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

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
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

EMPLOYMENT/WORK EXPERIENCE
2011-present- Dean, Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2010-2011- 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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