all material copyright © Linda Ford 2021 unless otherwise noted

EDUCATION


2002   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 

2002MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, Sculpture, San Francisco, CA

1989BA Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

1988The Museum of Fine Arts School, Additional Coursework, Boston, MA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES AND SCREENINGS


ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2021

BODIES OF WATER, BODIES OF LAND, BODIES, AS220 Project Space, Providence, RI


2016

TERRITORIALIZE, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI


2004

VIDEO DILEMMA! (Curated by Dale Hoyt), Build Gallery, San Francisco, CA

WINDOW SHOPPING, A PUBLIC PROJECTION, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS & PERFORMANCES


2021

THREE TURNS: SPECIAL PROJECTS Untitled Art Fair (Curated by Tony Labat), Miami Beach, FL COSTUME & WEARABLE ART, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 75th Anniversary Zine Publication presented at the Anniversary Block Party, 22 West Street, New York, NY

A SPIRIT OF DISRUPTION, The San Francisco Art Institute's 150th Anniversary Exhibition, (Curated by Margaret Tedesco & Leila Weefur) Walter & McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

MURMURATIONS (A TAROT DECK), A Fundraiser for AS220, The Project Space, Providence, RI


2020

TOGETHER CROWNED IN A HALO OF LIGHT, Aborn Gallery, Providence, RI


2018

CONTACT/CONNECT, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

DOGDAYS, AS220 Main Gallery, Providence, RI


2017

LUNA LOBA, AS220 BlackBox, Providence, RI (Curated by Shey Rivera)

DRAWING WATER, Street Performance PVDFest, Providence, RI


2016

RESIDENT & STAFF EXHIBITION, AS220 Main Gallery, Providence, RI


2015

FALL FACULTY SHOW, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

DOWNSTREET Art Festival (Organized by MCLA, North Adams and MASS MoCA), North Adams, MA


2014

THE INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY WIND CHIMES

ROCKBOXCONTEMPORARYFINEART, Portland, OR


2013

SkowheganPERFORMS (Annual Juried Alum Site-Specific Show), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY


2012

ZERO 1 BIENNIAL: THE ARTIST IS ELSEWHERE, The Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

NIGHTLIGHT, MULTIMEDIA GARDEN PARTY (curated by Justin Hoover), SOMarts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

THE ONE, Online Curated Project by Peter Max Lawrence


2011

CHAIN LETTER, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP SHOW, Platform Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

TRAMPOLIM, Galeria Homero Massena, Vitória, Brazil (Catalogue)


2010

LOW LIVES (Catalogue) (curated by Jorge Rojas) EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO New York, NY, GALERIA DE LA RAZA San Francisco, CA, DIASPORA VIBE GALLERY Miami, FL, THE TEMPORARY SPACE Houston, TX, OBSIDIAN ARTS Minneapolis, MN, TERMINAL: APSU Clarksville, GA, CO-LAB Austin, TX, STUDIO 304 Brooklyn, NY


2009

THE SEDUCTION OF DUCHAMP, Slaughterhouse Space, Healdsburg, CA


2008

CONTAMINATE 3, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

CLOSE CALLS, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA


2007

THE PROFESSIONALS, Queens Annex, San Francisco, CA


2006

HAUNTED, Disjecta, Portland, OR

TERROR?, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

V1B3 VIDEO PROJECT, TRAVELING SCREENINGS, Orange, California & London, UK

STRANGER THAN FICTION, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

ELSEWHERE-ANDERSWO, Saarlandisches Kunstlerhaus, Saarbrucken, Germany

TRUTH AND LIES, (Annual Juried), Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2005

CLOTHING AS ART, ART AS CLOTHING (Catalogue)(Curated by Anuradha Vikram)

The Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

SUMMER SONNEN FEST, Takt Kunstprojekttraum, Berlin, Germany

FORM/REFORM (Curated by Margaret Tedesco), Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA


2004

AN ACCUMULATION OF CONVENTION: EN MASSE (Curated by Camilo Alvarez), Samson Projects, Boston, MA

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

VIVA (A VIDEO SHOW), Gallery at the Cafe de Asis, Panama City, Panama

ANNUAL 12 TO 12 VIDEO MARATHON, Art In General, New York, NY

TEST TUBE: FREEZERBURN, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA


2003

ESPACIOS A LA EXPERIMENTACION II, Costa Rican Museum of Contemporary Art & Design San Jose, Costa Rica

VIVA (A VIDEO SHOW), The Table, Philadelphia, PA

LODGED IN: PERFORMANCE, VIDEO, SOUND, Big Oaks Lodge/ CalArts, Saugus, CA

KABARET, A NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE, The Make-Out Room, San Francisco, CA

DRESS ME UP, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

RECENT WORK, Felix Culpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA


2002

PERFORMATIVE VIDEO, The Remote Lounge, New York, NY

THE L7 PROJECT: PUBLIC PERFORMANCES IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT, San Francisco, CA

INSIDE/OUTSIDE, A PUBLIC VIDEO ART PROGRAM, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

BAY AREA SCULPTURE BIENNIAL, Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA

MEAT MEET (PERFORMANCE IN THE FLESH AND ON THE WEB), Studio 9 SFAI, San Francisco, CA

YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET OUT, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

THE F-WORD PROJECT, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2001

THINK AGAIN, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

FUSE, IPW GALLERY, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA

ECCENTRIC ABSTRACTIONS, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SEXUALITY AND CONSUMPTION, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA


AWARDS, HONORS AND RESIDENCIES


THE STUDIOS AT MASS MoCA RESIDENCY

North Adams, MA 2016

SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE FELLOWSHIP

Skowhegan, ME 2002

THE ORCHARD PROJECT

Santa Paula, CA, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE MFA SHOW HONORABLE MENTION

San Francisco, CA, 2002 (Juried by Lucinda Barnes)

SCHMIDT FELLOWSHIP, SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

San Francisco, CA, 2001

MASTER WORKSHOP IN ART FELLOWSHIP

Long Island University, Southampton, NY, 1989

THE RICHARD AND MARIANNE MARTIN AWARD FOR THE ARTS

Chestnut Hill, MA, 1989

THE ALISON MACOMBER SCHOLARSHIP, BOSTON COLLEGE

Chestnut Hill, MA, 1989


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Russ Crest, Linda Ford, BEAUTIFUL DECAY MAGAZINE, 7/2012.

  http://beautifuldecay.com/tag/linda-ford/


Rojas, Jorge. Trampolim, (Catalogue) GALERIA HOMERO MASSENA, Vitória, Brazil  January 2011.


Rojas, Jorge. Low Lives.  (Catalogue) 2010.


DIGITAL ARTIFACT MAGAZINE, ISSUE 2 Transnationalism, Artists Video Spotlight.

  10/2008, http://digitalartifactmagazine.blogspot.com


Fitzpatrick, Chris and Holcomb, Sarah. In Conversation with Linda M. Ford, Interview

  California College of Arts MA, Curatorial Projects, San Francisco, CA 2007.


Chas Bowie. Linda Ford and Pam Martin discuss "Alpha BRAVO! Charlie,

  THE PORTLAND MERCURY, September 21, V.7, NO.17, 2006.


SAARLANDISCHES KUNSTLERHAUS, Elswhere-Anderswo (Catalogue)

Saarbrucken, Germany 2006.


Vikram, Anuradha, Dress: Clothing as Art (catalogue). RICHMOND ART CENTER,

Richmond, CA 2005.


Abraham Orden, San Francisco Days, Magazine Reviews, ARTNET.COM, 10/7/04.

  http://www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/orden/orden10-7-04.asp


Cate McQuaid, An Accumulation Of Convention: En Masse at Samson Projects,

  THE BOSTON GLOBE: LIVING ARTS, 7/16/04.


6th Annual Video Marathon, January 17, 2004. (Catalogue) ART IN GENERAL, New York, NY, 2004.


Karla Esquivel. Dress Me Up, THE TABLET, Seattle 5/15/03, page 29.


David Stoesz. Spotlight, SEATTLE WEEKLY, 4/30/03, page 76.


James Sullivan. Getting Down to the Business of Street Theatre.

  SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: DATEBOOK, 12/14/02. Cover Page. Article and Photo.


Lessley Anderson. Pole Dancing Against Capitalism, SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY,

  December 18-24, 2002. Article and Photo.


Highlights: MFA Exhibition Awards,

  SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE MAGAZINE, Summer 2002, page 5. Photo.

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