Bio

Linda Swanson is an artist whose interests are grounded in the metamorphic nature of ceramic materials and processes. Her work engages the enigmatic properties of matter at an elemental level and the capacity of wonder to question how and what we know. Her raw and kiln fired ceramic works have been exhibited around the United States, Canada and Europe with recent exhibitions at the Musée National de Sèvres in Paris, Galateea Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Art Paris with Galerie Maria Lund, the DePaul Museum in Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum, Swanson was awarded the Raphael Prize in Ceramics by the Society for Contemporary Craft in 2014 and an Emerging Artist Award in 2013 from NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Her work has been supported with grants from the FRQSC, Canada Council, NYFA, the Windgate Charitable Foundation and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation. Swanson studied ceramics at the Tekisui Workshop in Ashiya, Japan, following a BA in Art History from UC Santa Barbara, then a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach and an MFA from Alfred University. Since graduation in 2005, she has taught at Alfred University, the Kansas City Art Institute and currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.