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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 textiles, to public-private issues of visibility, and camouflage as an organizing structure and power source.


Exhibitions include the Berkeley Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, Oakland Museum, Kadist Foundation, Bau Institute, Otranto, Italy, Bay Area Now 3 at 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, is comprised of writings and collages made from 100 studio visits, with essay by Norma Cole. Reviews include Art in America, ArtForum, ArtPractical, KQED, Huffington Post, Portland Mercury News, San Jose Mercury News, SF Chronicle, and Squarecylinder.  She is the recipient of an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, 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.