About Linda

Linda Wandt

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Bio

Linda Wandt is a representational oil painter based out of Austin, TX. She was recently awarded a Juror’s Choice Award at Art City Austin, a 3 day long national juried art fair. Her studio is located at the iconic East Austin studio complex Pump Project, located at 702 Shady Lane, Austin Tx 78702, upstairs in studio 212, where she is available by appointment. Linda is available for commissions as well as lectures about oil painting materials and lessons on canvas stretching.

Linda Wandt was born on Long Island, NY in 1981 and moved to Texas in 2000. As a child, her artistic mother encouraged her creative endeavors and active imagination with a constant supply of watercolors and pencils. After moving to Texas, she studied oil painting at The University of Texas at Austin and obtained a BA in studio art in 2006. In addition to painting, her studies focused heavily on literature and philosophy. Linda learned a great deal more about oil painting materials while selling them in an art supply store, which spurned years of intensive self-study. The urge to paint both alla-prima, (wet on wet) and indirectly in traditional glaze layers, is something she simply can not resist.

    

Education

Oct 2016 - 3 day portrait painting workshop with David Kassan, Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, San Antonio Tx

May-June 2016 Intermediate Figure Painting with Jennifer Balkin

2006 B.A. Studio Art - University of Texas at Austin

 

Exhibitions

2017

October - Build Hope Not Walls - Big Medium, Austin TX

September - Georgetown Art Hop, Statewide Competition, Georgetown TX

September - Art Outside - Apache Pass, Thornsdale TX

April - Art City Austin - Palmer Events Center, Austin TX

March - "The Female Form" Neofauve Gallery, Austin TX

2016

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project, Austin TX

May - Raising Artists via Generous Art during West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

April - Sunset Valley ArtFest, Sunset Valley TX

April -  Midtown Art in the Park, Houston TX

2015

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project

Oct - Georgetown Art Hop, Tx Statewide Juried Show

June - The Austonian, Austin Tx

July - Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin Art Space

Feb - Gallery 702 (Goodnight Gallery) Austin, Tx

2014

May - Mindzai Monthly Showcase

2013

April - Austin Pets Alive Benefit at Bay 6 Studios

2012

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Home Studio

July Phoenix Trades Depot, Austin Tx

May - Springboard at Pigoata Studios, Austin Tx

May - Teenage Wasteland at Co-lab, Austin TX

2011

Jan-Sept - Through the Looking Glass Gallery, Georgetown Tx

2010

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour at Bay 6

East Austin Art Gallery, Austin Tx

Feb - Up to Something, Bay 6 Studios, Austin Tx

Jan - Snarko!+Wandt Two Woman Show, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Tx

2009

Dec - Austin Figurative Gallery, USAA (Now Spiderhouse Ballroom) Austin, Tx

Dec - 12x12 Holiday Box Show at Miranda Pleasant Gallery, Austin Tx

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pigoata Studios

 May - Arthouse 5x7 Annual Benefit Show, Austin Tx

2008

Abstract Figure Show, Austin Figurative Gallery

Self Portrait Show, Austin Figurative Gallery

2007

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pine Street Station

2006

Senior Studio Exhibit Juried Show, University of Texas at Austin, Creative Research Lab

Attachments, The New Gallery at The University of Texas at Austin (Two Woman Show)

Bibliography

  • Art of Austin, July 2017 -  http://artofaustin.com/linda-wandt/
  • Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 33 July 2016
  • Brian Paul Scipione, "The Path of the Aspiring Artist", Nu Magazine, Issue #4, April 2008, www.krossmedia.net/wandt.pdf

Awards

2017 - Art City Austin Juried Art Fair - Juror's Choice Award