Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Linda Allen

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: North Adams, MA
MacDowell fellowships: 1997

Linda Mieko Allen was born in Osaka, Japan. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. She has received numerous painting residencies from Bogliasco Foundation, Italy; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; Djerassi Resident Artists Grant, Woodside, CA; MacDowell; Roswell Foundation, Roswell, NM; The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY; and the American Academy in Rome. She has also received two Pollock-Krasner Awards. Her work is also included in many private and museum collections and she has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Each of Allen’s exhibitions focuses around a theme or conceptual framework. Recent work from the "Atmospherics," "Parallax," and "Figmenta" series are ongoing investigations into concepts of place and displacement. Space, tensions, transitional states, and systems as well as history, are key elements in these hybrid works of paint manipulations and drawing. Allen configures natural phenomena and formation and constructs/deconstructs the invented scape/architecture physically and psychologically as to challenge and transform the viewer's experience. She lives in North Adams, MA, and is represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York.



Linda Allen worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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