Artist Statement

My abstract paintings emerge in a realm that spans two dimensions to three as I bring sculptural sensibilities to canvas as object. Conversations improvised between color and form and texture evoke energy and movement. Along the way that interaction inevitably broaches the edge veering from balance, much the way a jazz riff can draw upon a simple idea to explore evolving possibilities.


Conversations: between line and color, form and movement

Time and Place: "To go eastward one mile is to go westward one mile." Shunryu Suzuki

Haiku: quiet seeking

Music: visible sound, emotional adventure of composition or improvisation.

Earth: geology, shifts, rifts, faults, structures.

Realms: ephemeral views from the corner of the eye.

Windows: discrete events connect when massed in collections.

Sentinels: inspired by trees

Pears: metaphor, line, form, sculpture, each with distinct personality, stories to tell

Exhibitions and Awards

Selected Exhibitions

City of Albuquerque Art in Municipal Places Collection 2023

Wabi Sabi, Art Fluent Gallery, Massachusetts 2022

Resilience, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque 2021

Way Out West, CAFE 2020

Artsthrive, Albuquerque Museum 2020

ECHO ECHO ECHO, Oasis Gallery Albuquerque 2019

Art for the Eye and the Mind, Weyrich Gallery Albuquerque 2018

In Abstractia, Studio J, Albuquerque 2017

Spirit, Gyrotonic Studio, Albuquerque, 2017

Latitude & Longitude, Studio J, Albuquerque, 2017

Evolve and Advance, Seasons, 2017

Earth and other Realms, Trio, Albuquerque 2016

Biennial Members Show, Inpost Art Space, Albuquerque 2016, 2018

Fall into Color, Seasons, Albuquerque 2016

Music in Visual Art, Gallery 606, Albuquerque 2016

Presence, Trio Salon, Solo Show, Albuquerque 2015

Peripheral Edges, South Broadway Culture Center, Albuquerque, 2014

New Dimensions, Trio Salon, Solo Show, Albuqueruqe 2014

Critical Mass, Solo Show, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque 2011

Seek Alternate Route, Solo Show, Inpost Art Space, Albuquerque 2009

High Fiber, Conrad-Wilde Gallery, Tucson AZ 2009

Gatherings, Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque 2009

On a Cellular Level, Solo Show, Harwood Arts Center, Albuquerque 2008

The Eyes Have It, Albuquerque, 2006, 2007, 2008

Rock Paper Scissors, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos NM, 2006

Arte de Descartes VI, Stables Gallery, Taos NM 2005

"Wrap it Up: A Mixed Metal Art Exhibit" OFFCenter Arts, Albuquerque 2005

Western Threads, Phippin Art Museum, Prescott AZ 2003

Black and White, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos NM 2003

Coleman Gallery Contemporary Art Invitational, Albuquerque 2002

New Era Art, UNM College of Fine Arts/515 Art Space, Albuquerque 2000

Brave New World, McCray Gallery, Silver City, NM 1999

Leaves and other Departures, Solo Show, Santa Fe Contemporary Art 1998

Public Art Collections/ Awards

City of Albuquerque Art in Municipal Places Collection 2023

Conceptions Southwest, University of New Mexico 2018, 2019

City of Albuquerque Public Art 2009

Bernalillo County Art in Public Places Program 2006

Design / Color Award, Boundary Crossing, ENMU Roswell NM 2004

NM Art in Public Places, Western New Mexico University 2003


May 16, 2024


Art Fluent

June 13, 2022

Wabi Sabi

Art Fluent

August 6 - 28, 2021


Weyrich Gallery Albuquerque NM

Opening 3-6 pm Friday August 6

June 24 - December 24, 2020

Way Out West

CaFE wesbite Features Page

oasis acrylic on canvas 24"H x 20"W x 1.5"D


Linda Holland

PO Box 4120

Albuquerque NM 87196