Reverie at the Quilt Study Center, Lincoln, NE by Linda Fleming
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Linda Fleming (b. 1945 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American artist and university professor. She attended Peabody High School and received a full scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently a professor at California College of the Arts.
In 1967, Fleming moved to New York. She connected with the early SoHo art scene in lower Manhattan. Her work was included in the last exhibition of Park Place Gallery, a co-operative founded by artists Dean Fleming, Mark di Suvero, Frosty Myers, Tony Magar, and Tamara Melchert, among others.
After Park Place Gallery closed, Fleming left NYC for Colorado with Dean Fleming,. There they co-founded Libre, an artists' community. As a founding member of Libre, Fleming contributed to the structure of the community and the by-laws by which it is still governed. She has continued to spend a portion of her time living and working at Libre since 1968.
Fleming is primarily a sculptor although drawing is an important component of her work. She works in steel, wood, rubber, felt and paper. Her sculpture can be identified by intricate patterns resembling lace, tendrils of smoke, or webs. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, and is included in the collections of the Oakland Museum of California in Oakland, California, the Albuquerque Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills, Missouri, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. and the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Fleming works in both urban and remote spaces. Her practice, while not site-specific, draws from the desert and mountain environments surrounding her studios. The cyclical migration between these spaces is a catalyst for the development of her work. She divides her time between Colorado, Nevada, and California.
Fleming is a Professor of Fine Arts and the current Chair of the Sculpture Department at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. She was awarded CCA’s Distinguished Faculty award in 1993. Additionally she has held positions at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, San Francisco State University, and the Maryland Institute.
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