About the Artist

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Picture by In the Make

Linda Geary lives in Oakland and is chair of the painting/drawing program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her abstract paintings and collages explore the relationships between color, space, and scale. She is also passionate about bringing artists together for conversations around art, and in 2013 co-founded the Painting Expanded Symposium, an engaging series of discussions about contemporary painting. In 2011, Geary spent a year visiting 100 artists and writers in their studios; the resulting conversations on art, life, and color are collected in her book, Studio Visit.  Exhibitions include Berkeley Museum, the Oakland Museum, Bay Area Now 3 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mills College, and San Jose Institute of Contemporary ArtShe is the recipient of an Elizabeth Foundation Grant and Pollock-Krasner Grants and residencies at the Bau Institute Italy, Art Omi, Millay Colony, and Yaddo.

Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, ArtForum, ArtPractical, ArtWeek, KQED, Huffington Post, Portland Mercury News, Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Squarecylinder.