Linda Schwarz

  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz
  • Linda Schwarz

Linda Schwarz

Linda Schwarz´ works are characterised by the conceptual adaption of other art forms and the innovative usage of experimental graphic techniques. The artist takes elements of music, literature and historic manuscripts and puts them into a new context with the help of her own artistic means. In her works, references to Eduard Mörike, Johann Sebastian Bach, Friedrich Hölderlin, Tilman Riemenschneider.

In her "Crosswords" series, the artist relates to Carolingian book paintings. The letters in these manuscripts are ordered in a grid, so that apart from the usual reading direction, there are also single vertical words. Linda Schwarz adopts this principle in her lithography: different names of rivers and seas in North America emerge from a seemingly senseless tangle of random letter sequences. Through the integration of map excerpts of the Renaissance, which border the texts, the connotation of geography is intensified. The title "Crosswords" points at the present age and the milieu of daily and tabloid press. This way, she forges a bridge between the Carolingian manuscripts and the artistic printed graphics of the presence on a formal and between the theological treatise about geographic graphic art of the Renaissance and the crosswords of today´s popular press.

Works in public and private collections:

Graphische Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgar; Daimler Benz Kunstbesitz, Stuttgart; Baden-Württembergische Bank, Stuttgart; Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg; Deutsche Bank AG, Berlin; Landesbank Berlin; Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz; Schiller Nationalmuseum Marbach am Neckar; Hölderlinarchiv Stuttgart; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Kupferstichkabinett; Städtische Galerie Albstadt; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis; The New York Public Library; Brooklyn Museum - New York; Milwaukee Art Museum; Busch-Reisinger Museum Cambridge/ Harvard; Boston Museum of the Arts; Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts; Steinberg Museum - Washington University Museum, St. Louis; Faulcorner Gallery, Grinell; Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City; Wynn Kramarsky Collection, New York; Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Massachusetts


biography

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lectureship and workshops at different institutions at home and abroad (e.g. Berlin, Leipzig, St. Louis, South Dakota, Boston, Wisconsin)

1963

born in Stuttgart

1984

studies at Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design - Painting and Sculpture (5 semesters)

1987

studies at Berlin University of the Arts under Joachim Schmettau, Isa Genzken, Eva-Maria Schön, Christina Kubisch

1989 - 1994

scholarship Protestant Academic Foundation (Villigst)

1990

scholarship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

1991 - 1992

assistent of Prof. Karl Bethke, University of Minnesota

one-year-long assistance in Universal Limited Art Editions, New York, printery of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

1994

master pupil, University of the Arts, Berlin

1997 - 2000

lectureship at HBKsaar, Saarbrücken


exhibitions

solo exhibition 1991

Studio Arts Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

group exhibition 1992

"Music for the eye", Banfill-Locke-Center for the Arts, Fridley, Minnesota, USA

solo exhibition 1992

"Notenblätter", Galerie Burg, Musberg

solo exhibition 1993

Bach-Zyklen, Berliner Festspiele, Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie, Berlin

group exhibition 1994

"Small World - Small Works", Galerie + Edition CAOC, Berlin

solo exhibition 1995

"New York - Minneapolis - Berlin", Galerie Burg, Musberg

group exhibition 1995

"Print Collection", The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, St.Paul, Minnesota

solo exhibition 1996

Städtische Galerie, Filderhalle, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, (catalogue)

group exhibition 1996

"Sächsische Druckgrafik Symposion", Galerie der Universität Leipzig (catalogue)
"FKB", Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Buchkunst Druckkunst", Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

group exhibition 1997

"Aktuelle Druckgraphik, Baden-Württemberg-Dresden", Galerie Albstadt-Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Albstadt (catalogue)
"Hölderlin", Städtische Galerie, Bad Homburg

solo exhibition 1998

Bach Museum, Leipzig

group exhibition 1998

"Montagsmusik - Klangbilder", Podewil, Berlin
Städtische Galerie, Krakau
"Print Collection", Museum of the Arts, Boston

solo exhibition 1999

Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß, Berlin, (catalogue)

group exhibition 1999

23rd International Biennial of Graphic Art, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenija (catalogue)
"prints", Richard Reed Armstrong Gallery, Chicago

solo exhibition 2000

Richard Reed Armstrong Gallery, Chicago, USA
Franciscan Church, Rothenburg o.T.

solo exhibition 2001

print exhibition, BMW Japan Corp, Tokio (catalogue)
Zeitzeichen, Otto-Richter-Halle, Mozartfest, Würzburg
Texte als Bilder, Museum Lauffen am Neckar

group exhibition 2001

New Prints: 2001, International Print Center New York
Prints, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

solo exhibition 2002

Works in progress, Jeff Hartz Gallery, St.Louis
prints, Highpoint Press, Minneapolis
Faulcorner Gallery, Grinell College, Grinell, Iowa

group exhibition 2002

"PRINTS", The Gallery of South Orange, New Jersey, (catalogue)
The Kantonah Museum of Art, Kantonah, New York

solo exhibition 2003

"Vergegenwärtigung" Bilder aus Noten und Texten, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
Spielräume, 50th anniversary, Kunstverein und Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen (catalogue)
new prints, Wildwood Press, St.Louis

group exhibition 2003

"forgotten wisdoms", The Printcenter Philadelphia
"Visions and Revisions: Art on Paper since 1960", Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Ten years of prints from Highpoint Center for Printmaking, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

solo exhibition 2004

Visuelle Reflexionen zu Tilman Riemenschneider, Mainfränkisches Museum - Festung Marienberg, Würzburg (catalogue)
Ewge Zeiten-Fernen, Mörike Jahr, Filderhalle, Leinfelden-Echterdingen

group exhibition 2004

New Prints 2004, International Print Center New York

group exhibition 2005

"Heute", printed graphics, Hartmann collection, L-Bank, Stuttgart (catalogue)