Linda Ford

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  • Linda Ford is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance, video, drawing, and sculpture to explore trauma in the body. Drawing parallels between the female body and colonized land, sexualized commodities, and dissected medical specimens, her work seeks to recuperate the bodily knowledge present in survival mechanisms. Ms. Ford was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, lived in San Francisco for 25 years, and recently relocated to the East Coast of the US. She received her MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2002) and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship and Residency; San Francisco Art Institute MFA show Honorable Mention; the Richard and Marianne Martin Award for the Arts, Boston, MA; and the Alison Macomber Scholarship, Chestnut Hill, MA. Her work has been exhibited and screened at venues nationally and internationally including, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts; v1b3 Video Project, Orange, California & London, UK; Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Art In General, New York, NY; and The Costa Rican Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San Jose, Costa Rica.


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