Linda Ganjian
Medium: Sculpture

Studio Location:
10-15 48th Avenue - Studio# 1L



Artist Bio:
Linda Ganjian is a NY-based artist who works in a variety of materials, from clay to cement to paper. Her main pursuit has involved making large "table-top" sculptures comprised of hundreds of miniature forms, that are a reinterpretation of Middle Eastern and American craft traditions (carpets, quilts, calligraphy). Much of her work presents memories and impressions of the urban landscape, the specific history of a site, or more personal narratives.

Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad. Some exhibition highlights include: Future of Things Passed with Atamian Hovsepian (pop-up @ 138 W 25th) 2022; Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows, JCAL, Jamaica, Queens (2021); Art in Buildings 125 Maiden Lane, NYC (2017-2018); Islip Art Museum, NY (2016); Grandchildren at Depo, Istanbul (2015); Auxiliary Projects (2013); Artspace, New Haven, CT (un(spoken) 2009); National Academy of Design (Invitational 2008); Socrates Sculpture Park (EAF 2007); Queens Museum (Queens International 2006); Storefront for Art and Architecture (Portable 3-person show 2006); eyewash@Boreas Gallery (Urban Designs solo show 2006); the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Open House: Working in Brooklyn 2004); and Stedelijk museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Holland (2001).

She has received grants from: the Queens Council on the Arts (2021, 2017, 2011); Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2005); Artslink (2001); and fellowships to: MacDowell Colony (2006); and Millay Colony (2004), among others.

She completed a public art commission for the NYC School Construction Authority in 2014 through the NYC Percent for Art program and the NYC MTA in 2016. In 2019, she was a QCA ArtPort resident at LaGuardia Airport. Her illustrations of Queens landscapes are featured on ceramic tiles in JFK Terminal 8.

She received her B.A. from Bard College and her MFA from Hunter College CUNY.

All images and text copyright Linda Ganjian