PNCA’s own Rose Bond, the chair of the Animated Arts department in the BFA program, has been awarded one of the five 2012 Ford Family Foundation Caldera Artist in Residence (AiR) Prize.
The Ford Family Foundation Caldera AiR Prizes are given to full-time Oregon artists over the age of 30 who are currently active and have been active in their art form for the last seven years. Along with a residency at Caldera, these awardees have been granted a financial stipend. The awards given are a result of a generous donation from the Ford Family Foundation.
Rose Bond is a Canadian born media artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her short films have been screened in international competitions including Sundance, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Experimental Film Fest, and the Ottawa, Annecy, Hiroshima and Stuttgart Animation Festivals. She has created large-scale, site-specific public installations for a number of locations, including Intra Muros which was projected by Director’s Invitation at the 2007 Platform International Animation Festival and restaged for the Holland Animation Film Festival in 2008 and Gates of Light sponsored by Bloomberg LP at the landmark Museum at Eldridge Street in New York’s Lower East Side. Illumination No.1 her groundbreaking public media installation premiered in the windows of Portland’s Seamen’s Bethel Building in 2003. Bond is a Princess Grace Statue Award winner and a NEA and AFI film grant recipient. Bond is the chair of the Animated Arts department at PNCA. Her direct animation films are held in the Film Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.