Linda Lindroth | Photography

On view November 9 – November 28 , 2015

Art reception on November 14th Saturday 6 – 8:30 pm

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


“Looked at again and again half consciously by a mind thinking of something else, any object mixes itself so profoundly with the stuff of thought that it loses its actual form and recomposes itself a little differently in an ideal shape which haunts the brain when we least expect it. ”         

Virginia Woolf from Street Haunting

By selecting the medium of photography an artist begins to share the part of the real world that he/she finds most interesting. I keep my head down when I walk. I find things that way. I see a genomic map of the urban landscape; disjecta membra of the DNA of a past life lifted from the gutters, arranged chromosome by chromosome. I meet up with modernism on the streets, in basements and attics—discarded bits strewn across my path—of Kelly and Rothko, faded and blotchy refuse, litter; urging me to constantly re-shuffle, re-image, re-imagine art.

Back in the day—when manufacturing in the US produced a wave of mechanical innovation and production—another industry, packaging, employed thousands in industrial centers across America. Americans were making stuff: from scissors to safety pins to handkerchiefs and they packaged them in boxes. My photographs examine some of these containers in various states of decay and disintegration, stripped of their identity by flattening them and folding their sides. Enlarging further confuses the viewer; the grand scale revealing all their imperfections and faded color.

These trompe l’oeil images skim the wall like ancient paper constructions that bear witness to the ravages of use and storage; sliding, opening and closing, crushing and mashing. Water damaged, faded by sunlight, forgotten and found, discarded or purchased, and ultimately flattened and squashed to make these images. Silhouetted, selected and isolated on sheets of rag paper they hang as testimonies to a subservient industry, one now diminished as production moves to global markets only to return to us shrink-wrapped and encapsulated in plastic.  -L.L.


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Gallery Sheet and Pricing PDF


Recent Press and Publications:

Review by Lauri Szpak (click here to read review)


CV / Resume

Linda Lindroth



M.F.A. in Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University, 1979.  Studied with Leon Golub.

B.A. Studio Art Douglas College of Rutgers University.

Master Class with Garry Winogrand, New York, 1976.

Studied with Gordon Matta-Clark at the School of Visual Arts, 1975.



2012           Artist’s Fellowship in Photography from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

2006           Artist’s Fellowship in Photography from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

2003           Grant from John Anson Kittredge Foundation

2002           Grant from the Te Foundation, Inc.

National Endowment for the Arts Grant through Artspace, Inc.

2001           Finalist, Howard Foundation at Brown University Fellowship in Art

2000           Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship Grant in Sculpture (Installation Art)

1997           Grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation, New York.

1996           Architecture League of New York. Emerging Voices Lecture series. (with Craig Newick.)

1995-96     National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Photography.

Connecticut Commission on The Arts Fellowship in Painting.

1995           Gold Award/Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications from the Council on Foundations and a Printing

Industry of America award for Dear Unknown Friend, Children’s Letters from Sarajevo.

Fairfield University Humanities Council Grant for HIGH JUMP ON THE MOON with Craig Newick.

1994-5       Visiting Artist. Weir Farm Heritage Trust. Wilton, CT

1994           Public Space In The New American City/Atlanta 1996 Design Competition. Honorable Mention (with Craig D. Newick and Jeanne Criscola.)

OUT OF BOUNDS. Artists’ Books. First Prize. (with Craig Newick)  Creative Arts Workshop.

The African Burial Ground Memorial Competition. Second Prize. (With Craig Newick)

1983-99     Polaroid Artists Program: Projects with 20 X 24 View Camera.

1993           ID Magazine 1993 Annual Design Review Award. Award in Concepts Category for “Do You Know The Way? A Project to teach Woodworking to Homeless Women.”  (with Craig Newick)

1992           New Forms Regional Initiative from the New England Foundation for the Arts.  Project grant for Archaeology/Body/City, a collaboration with Craig D. Newick and Michael Rush + Company.

1991           ID Magazine 1991 ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW AWARD. Award in Environments Category for Simultaneous Space. (Collaboration with Craig Newick)

1990           ID Magazine 1990 ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW AWARD.  Award in Environments Category for Articulating Wing. (Collaboration with Craig Newick)

Grant from  the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. (with Craig D. Newick)

1989           THE NATIONAL PEACE GARDEN DESIGN COMPETITION, Washington, DC Honorable Mention (with Craig D. Newick, John Blood and Elizabeth Danze.)

Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, Inc., New York.  (with Craig Newick)

Fusion/Fission Grant sponsored by Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT with funds from the NEA and the Rockefeller Foundation.  (Collaboration with Craig D. Newick)

American Visionary Set Design Competition for the Hartford Ballet.  First Prize (with Craig D. Newick)

1988           Architectural Design Competition from The Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. Honorable Mention in Conceptual Category (collaboration with Craig D. Newick.).

1986           Induction in the Douglass Society  (Douglass College) for Distinguished Achievement

1983-84     Individual Artist Fellowship.  New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


WORKS IN Selected Collections:

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City.             The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The Museum of the City of New York.                       International Polaroid Collection

The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.                 The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta                                      Franklin Furnace Archive/MoMA

Musée d’art et d’histoire, Fribourg, Switzerland.        The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ.                           The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick, NJ.

Yale University                                                           Princeton University Art Museum

WestLicht_Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna


Linda Lindroth is currenty an adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University where she teaches courses in Visual Culture.


Selected Exhibitions (a complete list on request)

2015       Wild At Heart. Garage Space. Ball & Socket Arts. Cheshire, CT

Group Show. Real Art Ways. Summer, 2015. Hartford, CT

Easy History. Five Points Gallery. Torrington, CT.

Framing Photography. Beard And Weil Galleries. Wheaton College. Norton, MA

                Heads Will Roll. ARTSPACE. New Haven, CT


                Line Describing a Cone. Katonah Museum Of Art. Katonah, NY

2014       Perception Illusion MAGIC. Westport Art Center. Westport, CT

Recent Disturbances. Solo Exhibition at the Fred.Giampietro Gallery. New Haven.

SOLOS 2014. Westport Art Center.

Emerging Photographs. Schelfhaudt Gallery. University of Bridgeport.

Now & Then. Connecticut Commission On The Arts Gallery. Hartford.

2013       HABITAT. Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery. Manchester Community Gallery.

Handful of Art. John Slade Ely House. International Festival of Arts and Ideas

2012       Trickster In Flatland. Solo Show. Giampietro Gallery. New Haven, CT

2011       WestLicht_Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna. Select Polaroid  20×24 prints.

                At The Edge of Things. A-Space Gallery. West Haven.

2010       Redefining The Atlantikwall Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Small Works, Big City Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr Gallery, New Haven

2009       Lost And Found: Fragments Assembling Realities. Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery.

2008     Aldrich Undercover. The Aldrich Museum Of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT

2007     Curator, 101 Dresses. Artspace. New Haven.

2006       City Wide Open Studios. Erector Square, New Haven.

2005       Cultural Passages Creative Arts Workshop. New Haven, Ct

Artists On The Edge: Douglass College And The Rutgers MFA Douglass College Library Gallery. New Brunswick

2004     Shifting Affinities. Green Art Gallery/Yale School of Art. A program of The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, CT

2003       A Divided World  at the John Slade Ely House. New Haven, CT.

Redshift. Installation funded by a grant from the NEA. New Haven, CT

2002     The Bunker With Craig Newick in “When The Earth Meets The Sky”. Creative Arts Workshop.

2001       The Connecticut Commission on the Arts Gallery. Hartford.

1999       The Artist’s Studio: An Allegory For The Turn Of The Century. A Collaborative Installation by

Linda Lindroth and Craig Newick. Atrium Gallery. The University of Connecticut. Storrs.

Remembrances of the Holocaust. The Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts.

The Harbor of the Red Mountains: Photographers look at East Rock and West Rock. The New Haven Colony Historical Society.  Guest curator and participating artist.

PANGAEA A Collaborative Installation by Linda Lindroth and Craig Newick. Creative Arts Workshop. New Haven.

1998       Dear Unknown Friend, Children’s Letters From Sarajevo. The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg.

1997       Edible Architecture. Yale University Art + Architecture Gallery. Benefit For Rachel’s Table.

Jaeger’s Projection: New Landscape Photography. Artspace. New Haven.

1996       Natural Immersion. Boston Center For The Arts.


Beyond the Picture plane. Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Hartford.

“25 YEARS OF FEMINISM, 25 YEARS OF WOMEN’S ART. Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ

1995       High Jump on the Moon: A Collaborative Installation on Measurement with Craig D. Newick. Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield University. Fairfield, CT

1994-1995 Weir Farm Visiting Artists: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield, CT

NEW WORK/NEW HAVEN. Artspace, New Haven. Sheryl Conkelton, Juror.

STROKES OF GENIUS: Mini Golf by Artists. DeCordova Museum. Lincoln, Ma.

1994       Dear unknown friend, Children’s Letters from Sarajevo.  An exhibition of 20×24 Polaroid Polacolor photographs sponsored by the Soros Foundations/Open Society Fund – Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tour: Kiev, Minsk, Sofia, Tirana, Warsaw, Tallin, Bratislava, Prague and St. Petersburg.

BEYOND THE LABEL. Joseloff Gallery. University of Hartford. Curated by Julia Ballerini.


BEYOND THE CAMERA: Large Scale Manipulated Photographs. Artspace. New Haven.

Out of Bounds: Artists’ Books. Creative Arts Workshop. New Haven.

About Face: Contemporary Portraits. Real Art Ways. Hartford.

Trail/Trial (of Wilma Mankiller)  Midtown Y Gallery. NYC

the African burial ground memorial competition. Municipal Art Society. NYC

Free Associations: Eight parts. Erector Square Gallery. New Haven.

The visual stage: art in and around the theater. John Slade Ely House. New Haven.


NEW ENGLAND BIENNAL .Photographic Resource Center/Boston University. Boston.

JAMES BAKKER gallery. Provincetown, MA

PHOTOWORK ’93,  Barrett House Galleries. Dutchess County Art Association. Laura Trippi, Juror.

Juror’s choice. Bryan Nash Gill, Linda Lindroth, Willard Lustenader. Artists selected by Charlotta Kotik, chair of the Department of Painting and Sculpture and Curator of Contemporary Art for the Brooklyn Museum. Artspace. New Haven.

1992       1992 Exhibition of Photography.  Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA. John Szarkowski, Juror.

home / less: a Visual Dialogue. Artspace. New Haven. Collaboration with Craig Newick, Debra Simon.

NEW WORK/NEW HAVEN.  Artspace. Charlotta Kotik, juror.

The new England holocaust memorial competition: An American Process.  Gund Gallery Harvard Graduate School of Design. Cambridge, MA

1992       NOTES FROM THE MATERIAL WORLD: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOMONTAGE. The John Michael Kohler Art Center. Sheboygan WI

NEW ENGLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS ’92. Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

1692 SALEM WITCH TRIALS: 1991 COMPETITION DESIGNS FOR A PERMANENT MEMORIAL.  The Essex Institute. Salem, MA. Selected entries. (Collaboration with Craig. D. Newick)

SMALL WORKS INVITATIONAL. Artspace. New Haven, CT (Collaboration with Craig D. Newick)

Curator, EMMA AMOS ODYSSEY. The Pump House Gallery. Hartford. Catalog.

1991       A HOUSE FOR THE JERSEY MEADOWS.  A collaboration with Craig D. Newick combining photography and architecture. Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT

THE EMPTY PEDESTALS PROJECT with  Craig Newick. Storefront for Art and Architecture. New York City.

THE NEW ENGLAND HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DESIGN COMPETITION. Collaboration with Craig D. Newick. Selected entries. Boston Public Library.

ARCHifest. An exhibition of photographs celebrating New Haven architecture held in conjunction

with the Volvo International Tennis Tournament. New Haven, CT

1990       NEW WORK/NEW HAVEN.  Artspace.  Klaus Ottman, Juror.

SIMULTANEOUS SPACE.  A Collaborative project with Craig Newick combining architectural and photographic space. Zilkha Gallery. Wesleyan University. Middletown, CT

Curator, AETNA PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES 3: Jo Ann Walters, Steve Bliss and  MANUAL. Aetna Gallery. Hartford.


1989       BIRDHOUSE INVITATIONAL. An exhibition and auction of fantasy birdhouses to benefit the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition. Aetna Institute Gallery. Hartford, CT


Selected Bibliography:

Books, Illustrations and Articles Authored by Linda Lindroth:

Linda Lindroth, Trickster in Flatland. 2013.

Linda Lindroth 101 Dresses. Catalog. Artspace, New Haven 2007

Reframing the Reference: Diversity in Modern Design Culture in Diversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education.

Edited by Jerome Branche, John Mullenix and Ellen Cohn. Jossey-Mass 2007.

Linda Lindroth, The Artist’s Studio Artis Magazine August/September 2005

Linda Lindroth, Deborah Newell Tornello Virtual Vintage The Insider’s Guide to Buying And Selling Fashion Online. Random House 2002

Dear Unknown Friend Children’s Letters From Sarajevo The Open Society Institute 1994 (Polaroid 20×24 photographs)

Lindroth, Linda. Snapshots From Where I Am Now. The Harbor Of The Red Mountains: Contemporary Photographers Look At

East Rock and West Rock. New Haven Colony Historical Society. New Haven. 1999.

Lindroth, Linda.  Artist’ Statement: Remembrances of the Holocaust. Stedman Gallery. Rutgers-Camden Center For the Arts. 1999.

Book  An Artist’s book by Linda Lindroth.   © 1975 Florham Park, New Jersey.


Selected Bibliography about Linda Lindroth:


Architecture League of New York. Thirty Years Of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance. Princeton Architectural Press. NY 2015

Conekin, Becky. Art In America Review of Exhibition at the Giampietro Gallery. December, 2012. p. 190

Kobasa, Stephen Vincent. Art New England. Review. September 2012

Editors, Art + Auction. Review of SCOPE May 2012

Hoffman, Hank. Linda Lindroth: Refusing to Be Boxed In.

Dube, Ilene “Anything Goes” Time Off Princeton, NJ. March 18, 2005.

Reardon, Andrea Wheeler “Linda Lindroth” in Artists On The Edge Douglass College And The Rutgers MFA New Brunswick, Nj 2005.

Judy Birke, “New Haven’s multicultural heritage viewed through a mixed-media lens,” June, 2005, The New Haven Register.

The Archive Project Storefront For Art And Architecture 1982-2003

Birke, Judy. An Anniversary Show Reunites Old Friends. The New Haven Register. 7/8/01.

Hoffman, Hank. The New Haven Advocate. 2001.

Zimmer, William. Interpreting The Rocks Of New Haven. The New York Times. 8/1/99

Mulski, Susan. Natural Immersion. Mills Gallery, Boston. Art New England. January, 1997,

Birke, Judy. “‘Jaeger’s Opens  New Horizons at Artspace.” The New Haven Register.  4/13/97

Ficarra, Marianne et al. Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series. 25 Years. Catalog. 1996.

Temin, Christine. Art Review. The Boston Globe. 9/15/96.

Barbara Hitchcock Ed. The International Polaroid Collection. Polaroid Corporation. CD-ROM. Photokina. 1996.

Sky, Alison. People in Glass Houses… Catalog. UrbanGlass ©1996

Rosoff, Patricia. Seeking To Recapture Paradise Lost. The Hartford Advocate. May 9, 1996.

Ballerini, Julia et al. High Jump on the Moon. Fairfield University. 1995. Catalog.

Evans, Constance et al. Weir Farm Visiting Artists 1994-95. Weir Farm Heritage Trust. 1995 Catalog.

Zimmer, William. Weir Farm’s Landscape Legacy at the Aldrich Museum. The New York Times. 11/5/95


Schwendenwien, Jude, Art Review. Art New England. Dec/Jan. 1995.

Ballerini, Julia. BEYOND THE LABEL. Joseloff Gallery – Hartford Art School University of Hartford. ©1994. Catalog.


Birke, Judy. Art Review. The New Haven Register. October, 16, 1994.

Kaufman, Edward.  Reclaiming our Past, Honoring our Ancestors. New York’s 18th Century African Burial Ground + Memorial Competition.  © 1994 Municipal Art Society. Catalog.

Minsky, Richard et al. Out of Bounds, Books as Art/Art as Books. © 1994. The Creative Arts Workshop. Catalog.

Liebenson, Bess. What is a book? Perusing some unusual ideas. The New York Times. June 5, 1994.

Cusano John editor. Unfettered Photographs: Stretching Definitions. The Carriage Barn Gallery. New Canaan. Catalog.

Arnott, Christopher. Three’s Company. The New Haven Advocate. Jan 13-19, 1994.

Colurso, Mary. Ely House Theater Exhibit…The New Haven Register. Dec. 12, 1993.

39th Annual Design Review. ID/International Design Magazine. July/August 1993. pp. 165, 176

Rush, Michael. ARTS NEW ENGLAND.  Review. Juror’s Choice: Bryan Nash Gill, Linda Lindroth, Willard Lustenader. April/May 1993. p. 53.

Irmas, Deborah. Catalina Island: Twenty Six Miles and Thirty Four Years Away. Photographic Insight: Journal II Number 4, 1992 pp20-25.


Aetna Photography series 4: Martin Brett Axon, Karen Klugman, Linda Lindroth + Craig D. Newick. Catalog. 9/91

1991 ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW. ID/International Design Magazine. July/August 1991. Award in Environments Category p.150

Simultaneous Space. p. 150.

REPORTS. Summer, 1991. Storefront for Art + Architecture, New York.

Lindroth, Linda, guest curator. “AETNA PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES 3: Steven Bliss, Jo Ann Walters and MANUAL. Aetna

Gallery. September/October 1990. Catalog.

1990 ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW. ID/International Design Magazine. July/August 1990. Award in Environments Category: Articulating Wing.


Schwendenwien, Jude. “Wesleyan exhibit explores reading as a public act.” The Hartford Courant. May 20, 1990.

Coleman, Mimsie. “Simultaneous Space: architecture and photograph as one.” New Haven Arts, May 1990. p.9.

Lindroth, Linda, Guest Curator. “Sacred Images: Recent Polaroid Photography by John Reuter and Silvia Taccani.” Aetna Gallery. March/April

  1. Catalog.

Irmas, Deborah. “Catalina in Winter. Rekindling Memories of Avalon. Photography by Linda Lindroth.” Angeles Magazine. January, 1990.


Philip Trager. Tina Barney’s Guide to the Familiar. Marna G. Clarke photo/zeugma. ” Aetna Gallery. Sept 8 – Oct 29, 1989. Catalog.

HARTFORD BALLET: BEHIND THE SCENES. An Exhibition of set designs and costumes featuring the winners of The American Visionary Set Design Competition. Aetna Gallery. March/April 1989. Catalog.

The New York Times: “Women in Charge: Photography by Connecticut Women” by Vivian Raynor. 3/27/88.

New Haven Independent: “A ‘Collaboration’ worth talking about.” by Christopher Arnott. 1/21/88.



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