« FACULTY / Wayne Bund
Assistant Professor in Foundation
MFA 2010 Pacific Northwest College of Art (Visual Studies)
MST 2006 Pace University (Teaching)
BA 2004 University of Oregon (Theater/Fine Arts)
Wayne Bund is an interdisciplinary artist whose work resides within the act of performance. He uses photographs, videos, installation, and performance to explore notions of persona and authenticity. He casts his body in a changing array of characters, inhabiting each persona through action. Creating an arsenal of characters from Pan, the Greek god of lust and debauchery, to Feyoncé, a queer appropriation of pop diva Beyoncé, his use of elaborate costumes, fantastical sets, and suggestive props point to the thin line between the self, persona, and the other. Bund uses mythology as the central context of his pieces, dissecting and appropriating stories from the collective unconscious to re-imagine historical narratives and comment on contemporary culture.
Bund was born in Portland and raised on a farm in Boring, Oregon. He comes from a background in theater, and worked as a kindergarten teacher for two years through Teach For America and as a PE teacher at Oregon Episcopal School. He has served as an Assistant Professor at PNCA for two years. Bund has performed at the Ludlow Festival in the U.K. and in Portland with PICA’s TBA:09 and TBA:11 festivals.