Hilary Bond was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After attending the Baltimore School for the Arts she went to The Cooper Union and received a BFA in 2007. Hilary’s artworks are featured on the CBS hit show “2 Broke Girls”.
Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, American culture, and childhood influence Bond’s choices in color, brush work, material, and composition.
"I was searching for inspiring female figures and a female ideal, archetype, and muse. I started painting models, in particular, Kate Moss. The composition and line quality influence my color choice and ultimately the overall emotion of the work. I want my paintings to be mysterious, beautiful, assertive, and to have their own inner dialog.
The artists who inspire me change with each piece, but I was substantially influenced by Manet’s Olympia, de Kooning, Schiele, and Warhol."
2010 Rennee’s, Santa Monica
2009 Coma Alternative Space, Los Angeles
2007 Red Canoe, Baltimore, MD
2006 Whitemarsh Dance Academy, Whitemarsh, MD
2014 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Kunstwarenhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Give Canvas Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 GCS Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2010 New Puppy Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
2009 Cannibal Flower
2008 Los Angeles Friendship Center, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Apex Art, New York, NY
2007 The Cooper Union, New York, NY
2004 The Walter’s Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2014 Affordable Art Fair New York
2013 Affordable Art Fair Seattle
2012 Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles
Signature: Signed on front
Image rights: Artspace Warehouse
About Hilary Bond
In bold, acrylic line paintings, Hilary Bond depicts the heads and torsos of women, often repeating the image in overlapping compositions. Drawing from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and American culture, Bond takes Kate Moss as the muse for much of her work, rendering her image in a bright palette of pink, yellow, orange, and blue monochromes. “I was searching for inspiring female figures and a female ideal, archetype, and muse,” she has said. “I want my paintings to be mysterious, beautiful, assertive, and to have their own inner dialog.” Bond cites Willem de Kooning, Egon Schiele, Andy Warhol, and Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) as influences on her work.