Linda Ford is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores practices that excavate bodily knowledge by attending to somatic experience. Visiting the Worcester State Hospital where her father worked as an orderly, her past employment as a mental health counselor and personal encounters with Somatics (therapies that mine bodily sensation in order to “release” traumatic experience), all deeply inform her work.
 
Ms. Ford was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, lived in San Francisco for 23 years, and recently relocated to Providence, RI. She received her MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2002) and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship and Residency; San Francisco Art Institute MFA show Honorable Mention; the Richard and Marianne Martin Award for the Arts, Boston, MA; and the Alison Macomber Scholarship, Chestnut Hill, MA. Her work has been exhibited and screened at venues nationally and internationally including, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts; v1b3 Video Project, Orange, California & London, UK; Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Art In General, New York, NY; and The Costa Rican Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San Jose, Costa Rica.
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