Linda Gass, Los Altos

Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2012

http://www.lindagass.com

Linda Gass combines environmental activism and the aesthetics of art making to explore land use and water issues in California and the American West. She blends painting and textile techniques to create highly textured aerial landscapes showing the human marks on the land that affect our water resources. Recent solo and group exhibitions include the Bellevue Arts Museum, Triton Museum in Santa Clara, Visions Art Gallery in San Diego, Dalton Gallery in Atlanta, Herndon Gallery in Yellow Springs and The Main Gallery in Redwood City, CA.  In 2011 her work will show at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC and the Katherine Nash Gallery in Minneapolis.  Selected book and magazine publications include The Map As Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, 500 Art Quilts, Contemporary Color, Art Papers, American Style, ArtWeek  and Fiberarts.  Her work is in the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. She received an Artists Fellowship Award from the Arts Council of Silicon Valley in 2010.  She received her BS in Mathematical Sciences (1981) and MS in Computer Engineering (1983) from Stanford University.

Owens River Diversion I Photo by Don Tuttle
Refined? I Photo by Don Tuttle
San Joaquin Merced Revival I Photo by Don Tuttle