Residency dates: June 10-16, 2013
Joan Linder (joanlinder.com) is best known for her labor-intensive drawings that transform mundane subjects into conceptually rich images. Life size representations of figures and objects explore themes such as the banality of mass produced domestic artifacts; the politics of war; sexual identity and power. Linder has exhibited throughout the US and in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan and Korea at venues including White Columns, NY; the Queens Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and the Gwanjgu Art Museum, Korea. Awards include residency fellowships at MacDowell Colony, Smack Mellon Studios, Villa Montalvo, Yaddo and a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Linder attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from The School if the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Linder is currently represented by Mixed Greens Gallery in New York and is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at University of Buffalo SUNY.