About the Artist

Linda Geary's abstract paintings are inspired by material processes of transformation and reinvention. Her work explores the formal life of color at its most vital and intense, from encounters with weather, light, and local color, to public-private issues of visibility, using camouflage as both an organizing structure and power source.


Exhibitions include the Berkeley Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, Oakland Museum, Kadist Foundation, Bau Institute, Otranto, Italy, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mills College, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2013 she co-founded Painting Expanded, a symposium of contemporary painting at CCA, SF. Her book project, Studio Visit, 100 studio visits, with essay by Norma Cole. Reviews include Art in America, ArtForum, ArtPractical, KQED, Huffington Post, Portland Mercury News, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Squarecylinder.  She is the recipient of an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, a Pollock-Krasner, and residencies at the Millay Colony, Art Omi, and Yaddo.  She is Professor of Painting and Graduate Fine Arts at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and lives and works in Oakland.