SuMFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Joan Linder

Joan Linder received her MFA from Columbia University and also attended the prestigious Skowhegan School in Maine. A lifelong New York resident, she now teaches visual studies at the University of Buffalo and is represented by Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City.

Cooler (2007) by Joan Linder
Cooler (2007) by Joan Linder

Here is some additional reading material, offered through the University Libraries’ website, to help you learn more about Linder, her artwork, and her inspirations.

Lauren Fensterstock (“Samson Projects/Boston, MA: Joan and Liz Linder: Self Help” in Art New England from October/November 2005) provides a brief review of Joan’s and her sister, Liz’s, work at Samson Projects in Boston. Fensterstock describes Joan’s drawings as works that “raise questions that upset traditional concepts of power and complacency.” This article is found through the article database Wilson Web; the links will take you right to the article (if you are off campus, you will need to enter your name and library barcode first).

Kerr, Merrily (“Joan Linder at Mixed Greens” in Art On Paper from March/April 2006) reviews an exhibition of work, stressing that Linder’s paintings “are a wonderland of laboriously rendered forms.” Find this article in Greenfield Periodicals on the lower level in Technical Services.

Cathy Lebowitz (“Joan Linder at Mixed Greens and White Columns” in Art in America from November 2004) reviews two accordion-fold books of Linder’s drawings, Ramifications and Undue Influence. The conceptual process and techniques are described in these works that “have a grittiness and immediacy that give them strength.” Find this article in Greenfield Periodicals on the lower level in Technical Services.

Find out more information on the Summer MFA Food for Thought lecture series. Lectures are about an hour long, free and open to the public.

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