solo exhibitions   

2019  Omphalos | A-B Projects | Los Angeles, California

2018  Phasis | Galerie Maria Lund | Paris, France

2017  We are time's subjects | Galatea Contemporary Art | Bucharest, Romania

2016  Always Becoming | Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre | Skaelskor, Denmark

2015  Quantum Bloom | Practice Gallery | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012  Resolutions | Luce Gallery at Cornell College  |  Mt Vernon, Iowa
2011  INFESTATION | Parcs Canada Lachine Canal National Historic Site | Montreal, Canada

2011  InFormation | McClure Gallery  |  Montreal, Quebec
2011  Prima Materia  |  Florida Aquarium  |  Tampa, Florida
2007  Reorientations  |  Galerie Maria Lund  |  Paris, France

2005  Views  |  Fosdick Nelson Gallery  |  Alfred, New York
2002  OF  |  Merlino Gallery  |  Long Beach, California

 

large-scale installations

2018  Together / Apart | Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2017  Material Histories Cultures of Resistance | Majestic Galleries | Nelsonville, Ohio

2016  Form Phenomenon | Hatton Gallery | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, Colorado

2015  Rooted in Soil  |  DePaul Museum  |  Chicago, Illinois

2014  Transformation 9: Raphael Prize Exhibition  |  Society for Contemporary Craft | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2014  Flow | Milwaukee Art Museum  |  Milwaukee, Minnesota

2013  The Ephermal: The Evolving | Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast | New Albany, Indiana

2013  Elemental  |  The Northern Clay Center  |  Minneapolis, Minnesota

2011  Pommes de la Terre | City of Mont Saint Hilaire and Le Pavillon de la Pomme | Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec

2010  Jardins 2010  Réinventées | City of Bromptonville Maison de la Culture Bromptonville | Sherbrooke, Quebec

2010  Clay Metamorphosis  |  Ainslie Art Center  |  Alexandria, Virginia

2010  Nuit Blanche  |  New City Gas Griffentown  |  Montreal, Quebec

2009  Grottos  |  Concordia, University  |  Montreal, Quebec

2005  Topologies  |  Loupe Gallery  |  Prattsburgh, New York

 

art fairs

2017  Art Paris with Galerie Maria Lund  | Grand Palais | Paris

2013  SOFA Chicago with Lacoste Gallery  |  Navy Pier |  Chicago, Illinois

​2012  SOFA Chicago with Lacoste Gallery   |  Navy Pier |  Chicago, Illinois

group exhibitions

2019  You am I | Veronique Wants Gallery  |  Minneapolis, Minnesota

2019  OIKOSystems | The Gallery at St Paul Academy  |  St. Paul, Minnesota

2018  New Orientalia | Yingge Ceramics Museum  |  New Taipei City, Taiwan

2018  Shoe Box Show | Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre  |  Skaelskor, Denmark

2018  NCC Residential | Northern Clay Centre | Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017  L'experience de la Coulour | Musée| de Sèvres  |  Paris, France

2017  Displace | Rockland Community College Gallery  |  Portland, Oregon

2016  Un Paradis sans pommiers | Grey Nuns Garden  |  Concordia University  |  Montreal, Québec

2016  Sight Unseen | NCECA Convention | Kansas City Convention Centre  |  Kansas City, Missouri

2016  From there to here | Marietta Building Foyer  |  Kansas City, Missouri

2016  International Cone Box Show | Hilliard Gallery  |  Kansas City, Missouri

2016  Coast to Coast | Brancoveneanu Palace Cultural Center  |  Bucharest, Romania

2015  Calibrating Color: The Visible Spectrum and the Ceramic Surface | Cohen Gallery | Alfred, NY

2014  Reclaimed: Documentation of Performance, Installation and Site-Specific Ceramic Work |  One Wall Gallery  |  World Wide Web

2014  Clay Studio National | The Clay Studio | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013  Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design  |  Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities  |  Arvada, Colorado

2013  New Directions  |  Lacoste Gallery  |  Concord, Massachusetts

2013  Workhouse Clay National  |  Workhouse Arts Center  |  Lorton, Virginia

2013  NCECA Expo  |  George R. Brown Convention Center  |  Houston, Texas

2013  Out of the Blue  |  The Clay Studio of Missoula  |  Missoula, Montana

2013  Two by Two  |  Gallery of Art at Eastern Washington University  |  Cheny, Washington

2012  Earth & Alchemy  |  Massart  |  Boston, Massachusetts

2012  Sortir de son assiette  |  Bibliothèque Neufchâtel  |  Quebec City, Canada
​2012  fragile  |  The Seattle Design Center  |  Seattle, Washington

2012  La céramique dans tous ses états  |  Centre d’expositions du Vieux Presbytère  |  Saint-Bruno, Quebec
2011  Travel Size  |  Southwestern College Art Gallery  |  Chula Vista, California
2008  Women of the Flint Hiills  |  Strecker-Nelson Gallery  |  Manhattan, Kansas
2008  Featuring  |  17 Main Gallery  |  Alfred, New York

​2007  HARDedgeSoft  |  Cazenovia College Art Gallery  |  Cazenovia, New York

2007  Red  |  Baltimore Clayworks  |  Baltimore, Maryland
2007  Made in New York  |  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center  |  Auburn, New York
2007  Issues of Substance  |  GE World Headquarters Gallery  |  Fairfield, Connecticut
2006  Craft Art 2006  |  Burchfield-Penny Art Center  |  Buffalo, New York

2006  Crossovers: Art, Craft and Design  |  Delaware Center Contemporary Art  |  Wilmington, Delaware
2005  Alfred on 25th  |  Lohin Geduld Gallery  |  New York, New York              

2005  Contemporary Ceramic Art  |  Harvey Meadows Gallery  |  Aspen, Colorado
2005  Chautauqua Clay Regional  |  Portage Hill Gallery  |  Westfield, New York
2005  Southern Tier Biennial  |  Olean Public Library Gallery  |  Olean, New York
2004  Group Thaw  |  Artsite  |  Wellsville, New York
2004  NCECA Juried Regional Student Exhibition  |  MICA  |  Baltimore, Maryland            
2003  Grads Gone Wild  |  Artsite  |  Wellsville, New York
2003  CSULB Ceramics Retrospective  |  Gatov Gallery  |  Long Beach, California

2003  NCECA Juried Regional Student Exhibition  |  San Diego State University Gallery  |  San Diego, California​

 

commissions 

2007  Play Light  |  Permanent architectural installation in le Blé en herbe Nursery School |  Clichy, France

academic  appointments​

Concordia University  |  Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Ceramics  |  Montreal, Canada  |  2009-present

Kansas City Art Institute  |  Lecturer  |  Kansas City, Missouri  |  2007-2008
Alfred University  |  Adjunct Assistant Professor  |  Alfred, New York  |  2005-2007

education                                                                        

Alfred University  |  MFA Ceramics  | 2005                                   

​California State University, Long Beach  |  BFA Ceramics  |  2002                                             

​Tekisui Museum Workshop, Ashiya Japan  |  1990-4                                                                                                   

University of California, Santa Barbara  |  BA with honors Art History  |  1990                              

Université de Bordeaux III France  |  Year Abroad at Ecole des Beaux Arts  |  1987-8                                                     

visitng artist lectures & activities

2019  Oregon College of Art & Craft | Portland, Oregon

2017  University of Nevada | Reno, Nevada

2017  University of Ohio | Athens, Ohio

2017  Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio

2016  Brancoveanu Palace Cultural Center  |  Bucharest, Romania

2016  Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre  |  Skaelskor, Denmark

2016  University of Colorado, Boulder  |  Boulder, Colorado

2015  Colorado State University, Fort Collins  |  Fort Collins, Colorado

2015  School of the Art Institute of Chicago  |  Chicago, Illinois

2015  Fort Hays State University  |  Fort Hays, Kansas

2014  Carnegie Mellon University  |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2014  The Society for Contemporary Craft  |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2013  Cal State Long Beach | Long Beach, California

2013  USC | Los Angeles, California

2013  Cal State University Northridge  |  Northridge, California

2013  Midwestern State University  |  Wichita Falls, Texas

2013  Sheridan College | Oakville, Ontario

2013  Northern Clay Center | Minneapolis, Minnesota

2013  Mason des Métiers d'Art  |  Quebec City, Canada

​2012  University of Georgia  |  Athens, Georgia

2012  Georgia State University  |  Atlanta, Georgia

2012  Concordia University  |  Montreal, Quebec​

2012  Maryland Institute College of Art  |  Baltimore, Maryland
2011  McClure Gallery  |  Montreal, Quebec
2011  Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University  |  Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010  School of the Art Institute of Chicago  |  Chicago, Illinois
2010  SUNY Oswego  |  Oswego, New York
2010  Rochester Institute of Technology  |  Rochester, New York
2009  SUNY Plattsburgh  |  Plattsburgh, New York
2009  Concordia University-Grotto Project  |  Montreal, Quebec
2008  Concordia University  |  Montreal, Quebec
2008  Kansas State University  |  Manhattan, Kansas
2008  Kansas City Art Institute  |  Kansas City, Missouri
2007  Alfred University  |  Alfred, New York
2006  Museum of the Earth Art Salon  |  Ithaca, New York

​conference presentations

2018  NCECA Lecture - Hot Alchemy | Minneapolis, Minnesota

2018  NCECA Concurrent Exhibition - Together / Apart | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2017  NCECA Concurrent Exhibition -  Displace |  Portland, Oregon

2016  NCECA Concurrent Exhibition -  Sight Unseen & From There to Here  | Kansas City, Missouri

2014  University Art Association of Canada, Urban Clay: Deploying Craft in the City  |  Toronto, Canada

2014  College Art Association, In a Material World: The Experiential Nature of Ceramics  |  Chicago, Illinois

2014  NCECA Invitational Exhibition - Flow | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2013  NCECA Expo - Emerging Artists | Houston, Texas

2013  Ephmeral Art & Practice, The Evolving Panel | Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

2013  Emerging Artist  Presentation, Panel  and Expo Gallery Talk  | NCECA Houston

2012  NCECA Panel On the Edge of Form moderated by Amy Gogarty | Seattle, Washington

2012  NCECA Concurrent Exhibition | Seattle, Washington

curated

2016  Épisode: Second Virginia McClure Ceramics Biennial  |  McClure Gallery | Montreal, Québec

2012  fragile  |  Seattle Design Center  |  Seattle, Washington​

 

honors
​2016  NCECA International Residency Award  |  Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research 
Centre, Denmark

2016  President's Excellence in Teaching Award  |  Concordia University | Montreal, QC

​2016  Hot Alchemy Research-Creation Project  |  FRQSC- Fonds de recherche Société et culture Québec

2016  Purchase Prize  |  Orton Cone Box Show

2016  Gardiner Sculpture Competition, Finalist  |  Gardiner Museum  |  Toronto, Canada

2014  Raphael Prize Winner  |  The Society for Contemporary Craft

2013  Juror's Prize | Two by Two Sculpture Biennale | Gallery of Art at Eastern Washington University

2013  Emerging Artist Award and Grant  |  NCECA  & The Windgate Charitable Foundation

2012  SSHRC Travel Grant   |  Concordia University

2011  SSHRC Travel Grant  |  Concordia University
2007  Special Opportunity Stipend  |  New York Foundation for the Arts
2006  Special Opportunity Stipend  |  New York Foundation for the Arts
2006  Member’s Award  |  Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
2005  Individual Artist Grant   |  Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
2005  Best of Category Mixed Media  |  Cattaraugus Arts Council
2005  Elmer Craig Award  |  NCECA
2002  Aardvark Merit Award  |  NCECA
2002  Individual Project Fellowship  |  Cal State Long Beach Art Department
2002  Iceland Travel Fellowship  |  Cal State Long Beach Art Department
1998  New York Travel Fellowship  |  Cal State Long Beach Art Department

artist residencies

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center | 2016

Northern Clay Center  | Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  2013

Concordia University  |  Montreal, Quebec  |  2009

Kansas State University  |  Manhattan, Kansas  |  2007-8​

authored

2016  Épisode: 2nd Virginia McClure Ceramics Biennial. McClure Gallery. Catalogue. Print.

2016  Linda Swanson on the Ceramics in the Expanded Field Conference. Journal of Modern Craft. Web.

2015  Urban Clay - Deploying Craft in the City. Ceramics Art & Perception. Issue 102. December. Print

2012  Swanson, Linda. "Material Time." NCECA Journal, 2012:33. Print.

 

publications

2018  Boyce, Maryse,  "La Céramique dans l’Art Contemporain." Voir , vol. 3 #12, pp. 42-43. Print

2017  Duponchelle, Valérie, "Quand Sèvres Hisse Les Couleurs!," Figaroscope , Janvier, 2018. Print

2017  L’Expérience de la Couleur Catalogue. Print

2017  Bodet, Frédérique, "L’Expérience de la Couleur – Une grande exposition et une saison culturelle à Sèvres-Cité de la

          Céramique," Sèvres Magazine,  #26, 2017, pp. 160-164. Print.

2017  Belleau, Mimi, Technologie des matériaux céramiques, 2017. Print 

2017  Overstreet, Audrey, “Water themed exhibit of works by Chris Tyllia, Lisa Nappa and others opens at Saranac,” The Spokesman

          Review,  April 6, 2017. Web

2016  Tronaru, Daniel, “Coast to Coast – expozitia ceramistilor nord-americani la Palatul Mogosoaia”

          cultura,  October 9, 2016. Web

2016  Van Hoof, Marine, "Épisode", Vie des Arts,  October, 2016. Print

2016  Donslund Mailing, Mathilde, « The Elements are Interpreted by Canadian Artist», Sjellandske,August 16, 2016. Print

2016  Stovall, Saba, "Sight Unseen", Yarrobil,  July 2016: 4. Print

2015  Feige, Jacob, "Linda Swanson, Quantum Bloom,” Title Magazine . Web

2015  Carrol, Michael, “Quantum Bloom – Practice Gallery,” The Guide@Geist . June 4. Web

2015  “Rooted in Soil at the De Paul Art Museum” C Studiomosaic. March 15. Web

2015  Waxman, Lori, “Dirt Takes Center Stage at Depaul Art Museum,” Chicago Tribune . March 4. Print, Web

2015  Bartolovic, Frederick & Zakin, Richard, Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clays, Glazes and Electric Kilns. The American   

           Ceramic Society, 2015.

2015  “Rooted in Soil” Catalog. DePaul Museum. 2015. Print.

2014  Taylor, Brian & Doody, Kate, Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color. Book.

2014  “Transformation 9: Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition” Catalog. Society for Contemporary Craft. Print and Web.

2014  McKenzie, Heidi, “Flow: NCECA Invitational Exhibition,” Ceramics Monthly. 2014; 48-53. Print.

2014  Koplos, Janet, “Elemental Northern Clay Center Minneapolis,”Ceramics: Art & Perception. 2014, Issue 96; 100-103. Print.

2013  Janssen, Shauna, “INFESTATION: Subversive Ceramics in the Urban Field.”Ceramic ReviewMagazine. 

          November/December 2013, Issue 264;79. Print.

2013  Keane, Erin, “This is Not a Painting: Ephemeral Art Symposium Explores Fleeting Nature of Art and 

          Time.” WFPL News. November 2014. Web.

2013  Koplos, Janet, “Earth & Alchemy,”Ceramics: Art & Perception. 2013, Issue 93; 7075. Print.

2013  Lacoste, Lucy, "New Directions: Lacoste Gallery presents group exhibition of avant garde artists." Artdaily.org. August. 2013.

2013  “Earth Moves: Shifts in CeramicArt & Design” Catalog. Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities. 2013. Print

2013  Silberman, Rob. Elemental, Catalog from the Northern Clay Center, 2013. Print.

2013  Bowlby, Kalika. Interviewing NCECA 2013 Emerging Artist Linda Swanson, NCECA Blog. 2013; June. Web.

2013  Hanus, Julie K. Top 10 NCECA Conference Moments. American Craft Council Site. 2013; April 3. Web.

2013  "Exposure: Northern Clay Center Elemental Exhibition." Ceramics Monthly 2013; 5. Print.

2013  Glentzer, Molly. "That's Amazing Heart Often at Ceramics Conference." Houston Chronicle. 2013; March 20. Print.

2013  Combs, Mariann. "Northern Clay Center examines the elements of ceramice art." MPRnews. State of the Arts, April 19, 2013.               Web.

2013  Swanson, LInda "Resistance." NCECA Journal, 2013. Print.

2013  "Exposure: Out of the Blue at The Clay Studio of Missoula." Ceramics Monthly. 2013; 2:21. Print.

2011  Black, Heather. "Knowles and Swanson: Nature Reigns." Westmount Indpendent, June 21-22, 2011:23. Print and Web.

​2010  Gogarty, Amy. Ceramics, Dissolution and Weak Thought: Towards a New Understanding of Practice.
           Cahiers métiers d’art/Craft Journal. 2010; 3(2); 7-24​
. Print.

2009  Brown, Glen R. Ceramics Pluralism: Diversity of Practice and the Role of Criticism. Ceramics Art & Perception. 2009; 78:                       43-47. Print.

2007  Gandouet, Marielle Ernould. Les Observations de Linda Swanson  La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre. 2007; 157: 55-57.
2004  Rovner, Sophie L. A Haven for Glass & Ceramics:  Alfred University trains some of the world’s top glass and ceramics

           engineers and artists. Chemical & Engineering News. 2004; 82(21): 33-39. Web.

time based media

2015  DePaul Art Minute "Rooted in Soil | video

2015  The Buffalo Bro Radio Hour, "Rooted in Soil Interview with Laura Fatemi and Linda Swanson." January 25.

2013  “Elemental Podcasts.” northernclaycenter.org. June. 2013. Web. | northernclaycenter.org

 

collections
​Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art  |  Alfred, New York

Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection KCAI  |  Kansas City, Missouri
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts  |  Ithaca, New York
various private collections  |  USA, Canada, Korea, France

representation

Lacoste Gallery  |  Concord, Massachusetts

Galerie Maria Lund  |  Paris, France