Linda Celestian


Contact Information

linda@lindacelestian.com

Phone: 302-478-1329

http://www.lindacelestian.com/

Wilmington, DE

http://www.lindacelestian.com/category/blog/

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Painting

Fiber Art

Artist's Statement

I study the energy of life force found in nature exploring its commonalities with human experience. In partnership with the laws of nature, I pour paint and allow it to run and puddle forming natural occurring markings.

My paintings and sculptures imitate the organic flow of nature and natural formations, drawing inspiration from aerial photography, the ocean, lakes of my childhood, and the creek in my neighborhood.

In addition to my paintings, I have “returned” to my fashion design roots with fabric and fiber in multi-component sculptures. My recent work leans toward abstraction yet it is based upon observation and a reverence for nature. Color and gesture are exploited to illustrate the power and beauty of nature.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2014
Crescendo, Mala Galleria, Kennett Square, PA

Overflowing, The Hall, Inliquid at the Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Ocean’s Isles and Shoals, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2011
Outpouring, Delaware Division of the Arts, Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington, DE

Waterways, Hatch Gallery, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

1995
Nature’s Bounty, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Group
2013
Five in Fiber, Gallery 37, Milford, DE

Broad Spectrum: Members’ Juried Show, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Molly Donavan

2012
Vanity Fare, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Juror: Lyn Godley, Awarded Best in Show

Art in the Open: Philadelphia, Exhibition, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

FiberPhiladelphia, Outside, Inside the Box, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Elisabeth R. Argo, Bruce D. Hoffman, Judith Weisman

2011
RSVP 2, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Community Exhibit, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
National Small Works Painting, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
Jurors: Mariann Loveland, Roger Smith

NEW:Members’ Juried Exhibition, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Roberta Fallon

2009
On the Fringe of Fiber, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: K. Pannepacker

The Possibilities of Pause, Delaware Art Musuem, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Carina Evangelista

2008
Hatch Gallery, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Juror: Robert P. Metzger

Hatch Gallery, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2007
Hatch Gallery, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2006
Hatch Gallery, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2002
Hardcastle’s Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Juried Exhibition, Award Winner

1998
Markiem Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ

Grants

2014
Delaware Division of the Arts, Emerging Artist Fellowship, Honorable Mention, Wilmington, DE

2012, 2013
Delaware Division of the Arts, Opportunity Grants, Wilmington, DE

2003
Delaware Division of the Arts, Artist in Residence, Wilmington Montessori School, Wilmington, DE

2002
Delaware Division of the Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Wilmington, DE

Education

1983 – 1988
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Fashion Design
Post-Graduate Study in Painting and Sculpture