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Nathan and his daughter Sadie



Moving often throughout my life, both nationally and internationally, has had a sustaining effect on my work as an artist. The amazingly rich diversity of our collective humanity has directed my painting to investigate the various ways that we view identity, both others and our own. After graduating from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, I finally settled in New York in the spring of 2001. After setting up my studio practice in Brooklyn, I accepted a teaching post at Parsons School of Design in 2002. I have been teaching Drawing and Painting there since. I have found teaching to be the most fulfilling job I could image. Teaching and living in an international city like New York has fulfilled the need to encounter new people and ideas on a regular basis. My work has been exhibited internationally from London to Japan to Spain, and all over the United States from New York to Washington D.C. to Colorado.



A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design from the Illustration Department (’95), Nathan Bond has focused most of his creative time in the realm of drawing and painting with a specific focus on the human form and the idea of identity and its intersection with portraiture. His work has been exhibited internationally from London to Japan to Spain, and all over the United States from New York to Washington D.C. to Colorado, and is included in several public and private collections.  Most recently his work was added to the permanent collection at The New Britain Museum of American Art.

Additionally Nathan has hocked his wares in the corporate illustration field creating work (both two and three dimensional) for companies such as Disney, Macy’s, Gap, Starbucks, and Nike to name drop a few.

He began teaching at Parsons in 2002 and has helped guide students in classes from Freshman Drawing to Sophomore and Junior level painting as well as Illustration Concepts and Senior Thesis, all in the Illustration Department.






1995 - Rhode Island School of Design – BFA


Group Exhibitions


2015   - BFP Creative, “On-Lined Paper”

Brooklyn, NY

2014   - BFP Creative, “Hrönir: Un-Lost Things”

Brooklyn, NY

2014   - Sheila C. Johnson Center, “Offense & Dissent”

Parsons The New School for Design, NYC

2011 - Target Gallery,  Torpedo Factory Art Center                             “Mixing Bowl – Immigration in America”

Alexandria, VA

2011 - A-forest Gallery,


New York, NY

2010 - Galeria Con,

“Enrapturing Journey”

Barcelona, Spain

2010 - The University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery,

“Preparations: Artists' Sketchbooks and Journals”

Knoxville, TN

2009 - Target Gallery,  Torpedo Factory Art Center

“In The Flesh II”

Alexandria, VA

2009 - Ishida Taiseisha Hall,

Kyoto, Japan

2009- Tower Gallery, The College At Brockport                                     “Preparations: Artists' Sketchbooks and Journals”

Brockport, NY

2009- A-forest Gallery,

“Crescent Light”

New York, NY

2008- Lenox Gallery,

“Aesthetic Encounter”

London, England

2008- Manifest Gallery,

“Body of Work”

Cincinnati, OH

2007- Limner Gallery,

“Strange Figuration”

Hudson, NY

2007- Arizona Museum for Youth,

“Faces of Art”

Mesa, AZ

2005 - Delgado-Tomei Gallery,

“Figuratively Speaking”

Williamsburg, NY

2004 – Chung – Cheng Gallery, St. Johns University,                        “Commissioned Non-Commissioned”,

Queens, NY

2002   - Ed Oates Fine Arts,

Cape Cod, MA

2002   - Lorimer Station Studio Gallery,

“Spring Offerings”

Williamsburg, NY

2000- Beatniks, Boulder, CO

2000- City Streets, Boulder, CO

1995- Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

1994- ISB Gallery,  “Two Men in a Room”, Providence, RI


Solo Exhibitions


2013   - Old Bowrey Station, “In Their Own Words”


2005   - Delgado-Tomei Gallery,

“Hands to Toe”

 Williamsburg, NY

2003   - North 6th,


Williamsburg, NY

2002   - Alvin Valley Design Studios,

“Nathan Bond”

New York, NY

1999   - Pangea,

“Recent Works”

 Baltimore, MD

1995   - ISB Gallery,


Providence, RI


Teaching Experience


Parsons School of Design (Faculty)

Illustration Department

2014-15         Senior Thesis

2013-15         Advanced Painting

2012-13, 15    Sophomore Core Illustration Studio

2004 – 2011    Junior Drawing & Painting

2002 – 2011    Sophomore Drawing & Painting

2009              Painting – Open Projects


Foundation Department

2007 – Present  Drawing Studio I & II


Summer Intensive Studies

2010   Drawing and Painting / Senior Level

2008   Illustration / Drawing /  Senior Level

2007   Illustration / Senior Level

2007   Drawing / Animation Design / Senior Level

2006    Observational Drawing / Senior Level

2003     Drawing and Painting / Senior Level


Pre-College Academy

2003/’04/’08/‘09 Portfolio Development / Senior Level

2003/’10    Drawing / Senior Level



International Painting Annual 4, Manifest Press publications, 2015

Seth Kushner, “In Their Own Words” A Gallery of works, 2013/07

Featured Artist,  9/22/2012

S. Paschen-May, GoBrooklynArt: Haynes, Bond, and Arenas, 2012/09

Allison Meier, Go Sunset Park:  An Emerging Art Community, 2012/09





Free Art Entry Rules


• On the announced date and time of the give away, I will both e-mail anyone who has chosen to add their name to my mailing list and post the image on my Paint Bond Face Book page with entry details.

• Find the entry “word” for the current work of art and enter that in the space provided in the contact form on my website.

• Please only enter once per give away.

• If you are the winner, I will contact you via the e-mail you provide and also post the winners first name and last initial only on the Face Book page.

• If you win, please wait for two months before entering again.

• Shipping in the continental United States is free. If you live elsewhere you will be responsible for the shipping cost.

• As with all the paintings I sell, donate or, now, give away, I retain the sole rights to reproduction. What this means is that I can still use it for my self promotion (like putting it on my website etc.) or if someone wanted to use its' image for any use that is paid, I would be the only one able to approve its use and recieve profit from that use unless otherwise specified by me. You may of course use it as you like for any personal, non-commercial purposes.

• Any information you provide to me will never be shared with anyone, period.