Linda Besemer


1957       née à South Bend, Indiana
                vit et travaille à Los Angeles, CA


1983       MFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphie
1981       BFA, Indiana University, Bloomington
                Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowegan
                Yale University Summer Program, New Haven
Expositions personnelles
2014       Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, Californie
2013       Sine Language, Nevada Museum of Art, NV
2009       Slabs + Sines, Galerie Richard, Paris

2008       Sine, Sine Everywhere a Sine, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005       Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004       Cohan & Leslie, New York, NY
2002       Cohan & Leslie, new York NY
2001       Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999       Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998       Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996       Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995       Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach 
 Collections de Groupe (sélection)  
2016       Painting Into Three Dimensions, Galerie Richard, New York, NY
2014       25 years, Galerie Richard, Paris
2013       Hors Frontières - Abstractions, Galerie Richard, Paris
                Between Known and Unknown, Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012       Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (catalogue)
                Forms of Abstraction, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Ca
                XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, coll. Jessica Holonen et Emily Joyce, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2011       Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection,  Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
2010       Permissions, Highways Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca
2009       In Bed Together, Royal T, Los Angeles, Ca
                Small is Beautiful, June Lee Contemporary Art, Seomi & Tuss Gallery, Séoul, Corée du Sud
                Synthetic, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
                PULSE Miami, Galerie Richard, Paris
2008       Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                California Video ("Strip" avec Erika Suderberg), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles,CA
2007       OpArt : Then and Now, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
                La Vida Privada: Coleccion Josep Civit, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Fundacion Beulas; Huesca
                Proteus Gowanus Gallery ("Strip" avec Erikq Suderberg), Seoul Art Cinema & Art Sonje Center, Séoul
                Festival Miden ("Strip" avec Erika Suderberg), Kalamata
                Experimental Film and Video Festival, ("Strip" avec Erika Suderberg), Seoul Art Cinema & Art Sonje Center, Séoul
                Renderyard Film Festival, ("Strip" avec Erika Suderberg), Théâtre Roxy, The Escape Gallery, Londres
                18th Festival Internacional de curtas-metragens de Sao Paulo, Brésil. 23 août - 1 septembre
                The Compass of Resistance International Film Festival: Radical Reels: Five Minutes of Mayhem! ("Strip avec Erika Suderberg),                     Cube Microplex, Bristol
                Video Art Start From Zero, Festival Miden, Alekton Artspace, Athenes
                Lines, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
                Summer Stock, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006       Hotel California, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
                SouthwestNET: Painting, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

 , CA
                New Works on Paper, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
                Op…ish; An Attempt at hyper-extension of the pure visual experience, Sampson Projects, Boston
                In the Abstract, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
2004       New Geometries, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA   
2003       One Word: Plastic, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2002       Annual Exhibition, American Academy,  Rome, Italie
                Sight Mapping, APT Gallery, Londres
                Vignettes : Modern and Contemporary Art from Colorado Collections, Colorado University Art   Gallery, Boulder
                Sight Mapping, Konsthallen-Bohuslans Museum, Udevalla, Sweden, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
                The Corcoran Biennial, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
                ColorLove, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, KS
                Prima facie, New Abstract Painting, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                New In Town, Portland Art Museum, Portland
                Summer 2002, Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York, NY
2001       Furur scribendi, Works on Paper, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                MCA Chicago Benefit Art Auction, Chicago
                The Dreams That Stuff is Made Of, Selections Show, Frankfurt International Art Fair, Francfort-sur-le- Main
                Works on Paper, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Irlande
2000       Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
                Glee, The Alrdrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
                The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL
                Inventional, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                Works on Paper from California, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
                Luminous, IKON, ITD / Kay Richards Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
                The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California, Escondido Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
                Muscle : Power of the View, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
                CAART, Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA
1999       Five Continents and One City : New Paintings from Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America,   
                Palacio de Los Condes de Santiago de Calimaya, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico
                Millennium Madness, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                Re-Structure, Grinnell College Art Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell
                Pasadena Adjacent, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
                Hot Spots : Los Angeles, Houston and Miami, The Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro
                The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh
                Postmark : An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe
                Local Color, The Harris Art Gallery, The University of La Verne, La Verne
1998       Polysemy, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                Color Fields, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State L.A., Los Angeles, CA
                10 x 20, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie
                8.1-29.98, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                6130, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                Salvo, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
1997       Spot Making Sense, Grand Art, Kansas City, KS
                Women’s Work : Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting, The Southeastern Center for  
                Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem
                The Box, Marcia Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
                Push, Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
                Sex Industry, Stux Gallery,New York, NY
                Push Internet, Miller Fine Art
1996       On and Off the Wall, The Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange County
                Red, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                After, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                A Gift of Vision, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ 
1995       Detachable Stroke #14, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

1994       Constructed Views, Woodbury University Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                Flow, Cerritos College Fine Arts Gallery, Cerritos
1993       10 x 10, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
                A Carafe That is a Blind Glass, Weingart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991       Save the Penis, New Langton Arts Center,San Francisco
                Paper Trail, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
                The Central Image, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
                Paintings, Opus Gallery, Los Angeles
2012       Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012. Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (illustrations), NY
                Extreme Abstraction, 2.0 . Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (illustrations).
2006       Colpitt, Frances. Linda Besemer,  ArtUS , mars/avril 2006,  édition 12, p.4-5 
2005       Miles, Christopher, Optical Illusions to bulge the eyes, LA Weekly. 2005 novembre: E28
                Hirsch, Faye. Abstract Generations, Art in America. octobre : 123 
                Baron, Joan Boykoff and Reuben M. Baron. Doors and Floors, War and More : Reflections on the Amory Show '05
      , mars (illustrations)
                Stein Greben, Deidre. Return of the Blob, ARTnews, Vol. 104, No. 4, avril: 102-103 (illustrations)
                Orden, Abraham. Circus with a tent, (illustrations)
                Binstock, Jonathan.  Sam Gilliam: Retrospective, Washington, DC, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and The University of
                California Press (illustrations)
2004      Johnson, Ken. Art in Review: Linda Besemer, The New York Times, 2004, 3 décembre. 
2003       Millet, Ann. Greensboro, North Carolina, Art Papers, mars/avril 2003
                Patterson, Tom. Giving Plastic a Chance,  Winston-Salem Journal, 16 novembre. One Word Plastic, Art Reviews, Dwell, octobre.                     (illustrations)
                Colman, David, Getting in Line,  Elle Décor, août/septembre: 56-60, (illustrations)
                Patterson, Tom. The Word: Once again it’s ‘plastics,’ this time in the gallery, Winston-Salem Journal, 14 septembre: F3
                Doll, Nancy M.  One Word: Plastic,  One Word: Plastic, Greensboro, NC, Weatherspoon Art Museum, catalogue de l'exposition
                One Word: Plastic,  articles, Greensboro, NC: Weatherspoon Art Museum 
                Rubinstein, Raphael. A Quiet Crisis,  Art in America, mars: 39-45
2002      O’Sullivan, Michael.  The Corcoran Biennial: Dramatic License, The Washington Post, 27 décembre, 2002 LB. 
                Site MappingKonstallen-Bohuslans Museum,  Modern Painters, hiver
                Bick, Andrew, et al.  Sight Mapping. Konstallen-Bohuslans Museum, Uddevalla, Suède (catalogue de l'exposition)
                Thorson, Alice. Shifting Colors: ‘ColorLove’ presents a gallery of ideas in abstraction, The Kansas City Star, 29.10: K-1, K-10 
                Knight, Christopher. Surface and Color in Abstract Group Show,  Los Angeles Times, 9 août 2002: F28-F29
                Valdez, Sarah. Linda Besemer, Time Out New York, Issue 348, 30 mai - 6 juin (illustrations)

                Peeled PaintingsNew York Magazine, 3 juin (illustrations)
                Smith, Roberta. A Profusion of Painting, Very Much Alive,  The New York Times, mai 10, 2002 Linda Besemer
                Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA and Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York, NY. 
    Essays by John Yau and David Batchelor (catelogue), The Amory Show: Sex Violence, And Yes, Beauty Too, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, 16 mars 2002: 60-63
                Ollman, Leah. Scribes of Precision and Obsession, Los Angeles Times, 11 Janvier, 2002: F29, F30
                Row, D.K., Two Hands Clapping: Exhibits at PICA and PAM Complement Each Other, The Oregonian, 12 avril
                Ellerston, Karin, New in Town, éditorial, The Portland Mercury, 25 avril 2002
2001       Pence, Elizabeth. Everyone’s a Critic: Linda Besemer @ Angles Gallery, Coagula Art Journal, novembre 2001                  Miles, Christopher. Linda Besemer, Critics’ Picks/Los Angeles, octobre (illustrations)
                Frank, Peter. Linda Besemer, Raymond Saunders,  LA Weekly, Art Picks of the Week, 12-18 oct.
                Solomon, Deborah. Tastemaker, New in Town, Dives into a Caldron,  The New York Times, 2 mai: 1 - 9 
                Dambrot, Shana Nys. Inventional at Angles, d’ART International, hiver 2001, Vol ; 4, Number 1: 38-39 
2000       Dailey, Meagan, Glee: Painting Now, ARTFORUM, décembre  

                Tulmer, jan, 90's Art in Los Angeles, Art + Text, Volume 71: 42-51 

                Zimmer, William. Serious Abstract Paintings with a Non-Serious Message, The New York Times, 31 déc. ZOO 06, août. 
                Purple House Ltd., Londres: 166-167 (illustrations) 
                Pagel, David.  Pushing Paint: Luminous, Los Angeles Times, 28 juillet
                Rubinstein, Raphael.  America’s Best,  Art in America, juillet, p. 39 - 40
                Gamblin, Noriko.  The Next Wave: Painting in Southern California, Esconditio Centre for the Arts, Escondido, California (brochure de l'exposition) 
                Knight, Christopher. Catching the Next Wave of Painters, Los Angeles Times, 20 juin
                Pincus, Robert L. Next Wave Shows the Versatility and Talent of Southern California, San Diego Union-Tribune, juin
                Fark, Bill.  The Next Wave, North County Times, 2 juin
                California Artists Show Diversity in Museum ShowNorth County Times, 9 juin
                Anderson, Maxwell, Michael Auping, Valerie Cassel, Hugh Davies, Jane Farver,  Andrea Miller-Keller, and Lawrence                                       Rinder. Whitney Biennial (2000) .Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue de l'exposition) 
                Siegel, Katy. Biennial 2000: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Artforum, XXXVIII, No 9, mai, p.171-173
                Thorson, Alice.  Wit and Whitney: Having Some Fun With Mediums And Materials at the 2000 Biennial Exhibit, Kansas City                             Star, 9 avril
                Muchnic, Suzanne.  CAA Unveils Revamped Art Collection With Emphasis on Works by Local Artists, Los Angeles Times, 19 avril 
                Kimmelman, Michael.  A New Whitney Team Makes Its Biennial Pitch, The New York Times, 24 mars, p. B29-B31
                Siegal, Katy.  The Max Factor: Whitney Biennial 2000, Artforum, mars, p. 110-117  

                Knight, Christopher. Not Enough Reasons to Celebrate,  Los Angeles Times, 26 mars
                Hammond, Harmony.  Lesbian Art in America.  Rizzoli Press  

                Richard, Paul.  Whitney Sampler: For Browsers, Biennial 2000 Goes Down Easy, Leaves No Aftertaste, The Washington Post, 31                 mars
                Pagel, David. CAART: Themes Out of School. The CAA Foundation, Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA (catalogue de l'exposition) 
                Duncan, Michael. Linda Besemer at Angles, Art in America, mars, p. 138-139

                Iannaconne, Carmine. Linda Besemer, frieze, Vol. 51, mars
                Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. Beauty and The Contemporary Sublime (Aesthetics Today).  Allworth Press, fév. 

                Cotter, Holland. With a Nervy Sense of Today, The New York Times, 25 fév.
                Gluckstern, J. Muscle, Friday Magazine, 2000, p. 11-12

                Siegel, Katy. The Long List, Artforum, janvier 

                Hickey, Dave and David Pagel. Ultra Lounge / Color Fields, ARTPIX, CD Rom,  Houston, Texas
1999       Ferguson, Bruce.  Five Continents and One City: New Paintings from Asia, Europe, North, Central and  South America.  Palacio                     de Los Condes de Santiago de Calimaya, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico (catalogue de l'exposition) 
                Wright, Leslie.  RE-Structure,  Grinnell College Art Gallery, Bucksbaum Center of the Arts, déc. (catalogue de l'exposition) 

                Vogel, Carol. Choosing a Palette of Biennial Artists, The New York Times,  8 décembre.  
                Pagel, David. Deep Inconsistency, Los Angeles Times, 3 décembre, p. F28 - F29
                Hickey, Dave. Best of 90s, Artforum, décembre
                Thomas, Mary. Imaginations Burn in Hot Spots, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, 14 août  
                Shearin, Graham. New Academic Geography: Three Cities Surveyed in the  Center for the Arts, Ticket, 22 juillet
                Grachos, Louis, Bruce Ferguson and David Pagel.  Postmark, Santa Fe, NM (catalogue de l'exposition)

                Collins, Tom. Look Ma' No Hands!, Geronimo, mars 

                Lopez, Ruth. Material Witness, Perspective, mars / avril  
                Rinder, Larry. twistfoldlayerflake,  janvier (brochure de l'exposition) 
                Roche, Harry. twistfoldlayerflake,  Artweek, mars

                Narwocki, James. twistfoldlayerflake,  New Art Examiner, mai
                Scheer, Apollinaire, Prying Our Minds Open: TwistfoldLayerflake, Express, février 1999, p. 19 
                Duncan, Michael. Testing the Fabric of the Color Field, D'Art International, hiver.

                Brown, Elizabeth.  HOT SPOTS: Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, The Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC (brochure de                               l'exposition)
1998      Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy.  Notes on Being Framed By A Surface,  ART + TEXT,  été: 42 - 45
               Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. Linda Besemer, ART PAPERS, automne, p. 29 

               Milavanovich, Marco.  Linda Besemer, Art Press International, automne. 
               Pagel, David.  Linda Besemer, Art issues, été.

               Frank, Peter. Pick of the Week: Color Fields,  LA Weekly, 8 janvier 
               Linton, Meg. Polysemy, Artweek, décembre. 

               Pagel, David. Color Them Retro, Los Angeles Times, 16 août
1997      Pagel, David.  Spot Making Sense.  Grand Arts, Kansas City, MI (catalogue de l'exposition)

               Fleming, Jeff.  Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting, South East Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem,                            NC (catalogue de l'exposition). 

               Howell, George. A Box, ART PAPERS, novembre - décembre

               Nichols, Jonathan. A Picture of Insecurity, Broadsheet (Australie), Vol. 2, No. 3, printemps 
               Twardy, Chuck. Daughters of the Revolution: Contemporary Feminist Painting 
Reweaves the Old Themes in New Images, News                  & Observer, juillet

              Paterson, Tom. The Ways of Women, Winston-Salem Journal, 27 juillet. 
               Thornson, Alice. Grand Arts Show Brings Sense and Style to the Summer, Kansas City Star, 4 juillet
1996      Cutajar, Mario. Linda Besemer,  ART + TEXT, Vol. 54, été, p. 77 - 78

               Pagel, David. Wet Paint, Los Angeles Times, 29 février, p. F12 
               Frank, Peter. Pick of the Week, L.A. Weekly, 14 mars

              Curtis, Cathy. Vertical Inclinations, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition,  24 septembre

              Blaschy, Barbara D. Geek Love: Flowers Bloom On and Off the Wall, O.C. Weekly, 20 - 26 septembre
   Yassein, Edward.  Vision: The William Small Jr. Collection. Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (catalogue de l'exposition)
               Gomez, Pat.  Detachable Stroke #14. Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA (catalogue de l'exposition) 

               Action Station: Linda Besemer, Sally Elesby,  Zingmagazine, automne

               How We Talk About Abstraction Now: Linda Besemer, David DiMichele and Jonmarc Edwards, ARTWEEK, septembre
   Anderson, Michael. A Carafe that is a Blind Glass, Art Issues, été 
               Jones, Amelia.  A Carafe that is a Blind Glass.  Weingart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue de l'exposition) 
               Pagel, David.  Smart and Sensuous, Los Angeles Times, 12 février

Prix & Récompenses
2004         The Graham L. Sterling Award, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 

2002-03   The Rome Prize, American Academy à Rome, Italie 

2001-02   The George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation Fellowship pour la peinture 

1999         Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

                  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Emerging Artist Award Nominee, Los Angeles, CA 
                  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 

                  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 

                  American Express, New York City, New York, NY 

                  Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA 
                  Progressive Corporation, New York, NY 
                  Panza Collection, Lugano, Suisse 

                  Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
                  Prudential-Bache Securities, New York, NY 

                  Chase Manhattan, New York, NY 
                  Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ 

                  The University of Arizona Museum, Tempa, AZ

Collections publiques (sélection)
 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 American Express, New York, NY
 Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA
 Progressive Corporation, New York VCity, NY
 Panza Collection, Lugano, Suisse
 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro
 Prudential-Bache Securities, New York, NY
 Chase Manhattan, New York, NY
 Sony Corporation, San Francisco, CA
 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
 The University of Arizona Museum, Tempa, AZ