Linda Gottesfeld

Member Since March 17, 2004

As an undergraduate I attended Rhode Island School of Design and for my MFA, The University of California at Berkeley. I have attended art colonies including Ucross, Yaddo, The Virginia Center, and Millay. I have had several group exhibits in galleries as The College of New Rochelle, and
Sonoma State University; and also The Drawing Center, Exit Art, Sideshow, and The Longwood Art Center. I have had a recent installation of drawings at Brunswick Windows in Jersey City and solo exhibits at Seton Hall University and the Miller Block Gallery (Boston), Gallery Soolip (formerly in Los Angeles).
I am a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Fine Art at Pace
University, downtown in New York. I am the Department’s Gallery Director
(The Peter Fingesten Gallery) and have curated several exhibits myself and
with colleagues over the past several years. I have lectured on my work and
been a guest critic at a variety of colleges as University of Southern
California, SUNY New Paltz, Pratt, and Bard College.
I paint images of local landscape vistas from satellite images found through the program Google Earth, using compressed geometry to describe personal and public landscapes and buildings. Google Earth forms a contemporary ‘landscape’ just as a Kodak moment, Claude glass, or postcards formed a landscape that helped define a position for public and private experience. Landscape as a topic has been the focus of my on-going work; the historical and personal, the nostalgic, bucolic, and iconic imagery of landscape. This current project of painting, making digital images of familiar, local landscape vistas using satellite images, takes my personal view into a public realm.