Assistant Professor (Limited-term appointment), Ceramics
BFA California State University, 2002
MFA New York College of Ceramics, Alfred University, 2005contact:
tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4619
office: S-VA 244
Linda Swanson's interests are rooted in the metamorphic nature of ceramic materials and processes. She is particularly interested in how matter takes form and our perception of material over time. Within the framework of installation and sculpture, she sets up situations in which matter can act according to its own tendencies. Using processes inherent to fire, water, clay and glaze such as precipitation, evaporation, and dissolution, she explores how matter transforms as it changes states. Her work engages the enigmatic properties of matter on an elemental level and the capacity of wonder to question how and what we know.
Since 2005, Swanson's works have been exhibited in Montreal, across the US and in France. She has received awards from the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Cattaraugus Arts Council, and NCECA, in addition to grants from the Saltonstall Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Prior to joining Concordia, she taught at Alfred University in New York and the Kansas City Art Institute.areas of expertise:
ceramics, installation, casting