Lucinda Linderman, a native to Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a recognized environmental artist and enviromental art curator living and working in Miami, Florida. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami in Sculpture and a B.A. in Biology. Lucinda has been a full time artist with works exhibited in juried shows since 2001. From 2001 until 2006, she worked as a master apprentice to renowned constructivist sculptor John Henry, where both her aesthetic sense and technical skills were honed.
Among several prestigious residencies, Linderman was the Robert M.Macnamara artist-in-residence in Westport Island, Maine, in 2005. Lucinda was an artist- in-residence at the CANDO Arts Co-op in Miami Beach from 2009 to 2011, where she was the director of Sol Gallery during 2011. During a two year residency at the Deering Estate, Lucinda was a Special Projects Curator for the Festival of the Arts In Deep exhibition, a mentor environmental Artist for the residency, and an integral part of Deering’s National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
Lucinda has been in juried group shows in the Hunter museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN, the Young at Art Museum in Davie, Fl, the Lowe museum in Coral Gables, Fl, and in the Coral Gables museum of art. She has shown extensively throughout the east coast including NewYork; and internationally in Mexico and Spain. Lucinda is in the Dianne and John Merrick collection, the Mohawk Industries corporate collection, Bernice Steinbaum’s collection, as well as private collections in Canada and France.
As consumers, we purchase, use, and throw things away, never thinking of the items again. Looking at this linear production, I collect industrial and post consumer packaging, which becomes the building blocks of my sculptures.
This material, disregarded by many, has its own history of travel from factory to store, being created to be thrown away. I highlight the inherent value, leaving traces of what was, transforming the material into something new, playful, through my hands adding value to these discarded materials.