About Linda

Linda Wandt

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 Representational oil painting has been a passion and subject of intensive study since I first tried oils in college in 2004. I am based out of Austin TX, my home away from home. My studio is located at the newly moved Pump Project Studio Complex, located at 1600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin Tx 78741, where I am available by appointment. Commissions are currently open, as is availability for lectures about oil painting materials and lessons on canvas stretching.

Born on Long Island, NY in 1981, I moved to Texas in 2000. As a child, my artistic mother encouraged my creative endeavors and active imagination with a constant supply of watercolors and pencils. After moving to Texas, I studied oil painting at The University of Texas at Austin and obtained a BA in studio art in 2006. In addition to painting, my studies focused heavily on literature and philosophy, which both still greatly inform my subject matter. I used to work in an art supply store, which spurned years of intensive self-study, and in recent years I have started studying with the best artists I can find and learn from. The urge to paint both alla-prima, (wet on wet) and indirectly in traditional glaze layers, is something I simply can not resist, switching between the two methods satisfies the duality within that my work often explores thematically. When I'm not painting, I work with an artist collaboration building large scale interactive wood construction installation art, which is how I met my husband Matt.

 

Education

2018 - Atelier Dojo, Austin TX - Figure drawing with Joe Molloy, Annie Nealson-Sweet, Sam Woodfin and Danny Grant

2016 - Coppini Academy of Fine Art, San Antonio TX - Portrait painting workshop with David Kassan

2016  - Intermediate Figure Painting with Jennifer Balkin

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

 

Exhibitions

2018

May - WEST Austin Studio Tour at The Neill-Cochran House Museum

May - Pecan Street Festival, Austin TX

April - M2 Gallery, Little Rock AK

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

2017

December - Cherrywood Art Fair - Austin, TX

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

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)

 

Publications and Media

  • Almost Real Things, September 2018 Issue "Top 10 to Watch" https://almostrealthings.com/2018/09/06/top-10-artists-to-watch-september-2018/
  • 98.9 KUTX, Ekletikos with John Aielli, April 9th 2018
  • Art of Austin, July 2017 -  http://artofaustin.com/linda-wandt/
  • Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 33 July 2016
  • Nu Magazine, "The Path of the Aspiring Artist" by Brian Paul Scipione, April 2008, www.krossmedia.net/wandt.pdf

 

Awards

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