Cultural Architect | Art Advisor
From Texas to Tokyo, local visual art exhibitions to international music festivals, Janice Bond's forward thinking/high-energy approach has been utilized to develop a myriad of cultural productions and experiences across the globe. Her interest and contributions to the arts stem from a passion for supporting the development of more transformative, equitable, and sustainable creative ecosystems.
The debut of her company Bond Creative Advisors in 2009 began the incalculable journey of supporting and leading collectives of artistic minds and institutions as Chief Curator and Art Advisor. Janice’s insight has also been an integral part of developing multidisciplinary programming and communications strategies for independent artists, municipalities, and brands. She has served as both a member of the Chicago Cultural Plan Advisory Council (2012), and the Navy Pier Arts Working Group (2016). Her signature workshops for independent artists and emerging collectors have been facilitated in countless cities, from the Brooklyn Museum to Malaysia.
As an interdisciplinary artist, Bond’s work is inspired by the multidimensional terrain of human identity, sacred geometry, sound frequencies, and indigenous fractal patterns found in various cultures and urban landscapes. In 2016, Janice was selected to participate in the first I International Photography Symposium in Daugavpils, Latvia hosted by the Mark Rothko Art Center. Four of her original works from the series “Beyond the Binary” were added to their permanent collection.
In the community, Janice lends her time to multiple organizations and institutions as a gracious advisor, board member, volunteer, and mentor. In 2013, she became the Director of Arts and Culture at IMAN, using art as a foundation and pathway for social justice and restorative healing for both Chicago's Southwest Side and in similar marginalized communities around the world. In 2016, Janice Bond became the Director of Music and Social Programming for The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, then Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas. She was also selected as one of the curators for Chicago’s Year of Public Art (2017). In 2020, she was appointed as the Deputy Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
It is this textured and chromatic tapestry of art making and administration that continues to influence and illuminate her each day.