Linda Brenner


Contact Information

brennerwoman@verizon.net

Phone: 215-732-8977

https://www.behance.net/LindaBrenner

Philadelphia, PA

https://www.easternstate.org/visit/regular-season/history-artist-installations/linda-brenner-ghost-cats

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Sculpture & 3D/Mixed Media

Artist's Statement

I express in my work the inherent structure and order found in nature. My sculpture presents forms in geometric compositions whose proportions and organization have been derived from mathematical formulae. My references come from basic, primal, fundamental images that transcend style or ethnic origin.

Currently my work includes the carving of city trees that have been cut down and will be discarded. I reuse the wood to give these beloved trees an extended life - now as sculpture. The carvings are inspired by and become a remembrance of the places from which they fell. The forms are the result of my ongoing exploration of growth patterns found in leaves, flowers, and human anatomy. I assemble these components into sculpture.

Professional Experience

1988 - 2012
Associate Professor, Sculpture, Drawing, Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Guest Lecturer, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

1992 - 1995
Chairman of Sculpture Department, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Guest Lecturer, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

1983 - 1990
Instructor, Design Studio and Drawing, Spring Garden College, Department of Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2012
Dean’s Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant

1999
Leeway Foundation Grant

1999
Artist-in-Residence, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

1998
Artist-in-Residence, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

Public Projects

2004 - 2011
Ghost Cats, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Paulownia Project, Window Installation-The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2007 - 2008
Paulownia Project, Philadelphia International Airport-Terminal C, Philadelphia, PA

2009
The Welcome House: A 24 Hour Artist Residency in Love Park, First Person Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - Current
Interplay: Art, Audience, Architecture, Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

2011
Hopes and Fears, Pentimenti Gallery Project Room, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Hopes and Fears Revisited, University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, PA

2015 - Current
Princess, 3434 Chestnut Street Lobby, Philadelphia, PA
Radnor Properties

Education

1963
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Sculpture

1962
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
BFA, Sculpture

1959
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Liberal Arts