Monday, November 15 @5:30, to watch recording, click here
Tracy Linder is an artist living on the prairie near Molt, MT. Inspired by her experiences growing up on a family farm, Linder’s sculptures and installations reveal a narrative of the working land and our complex relationship to the environment. She studies species both plant and animal, wild and domestic to gain a sense of our mortality. Linder uses organic materials such as bone, leather, seeds, leaves, grasses, often combined with resin and beeswax to convey the strengths and vulnerabilities embedded in the circle of life.
Linder’s works have been shown nationally and extensively in the Northern Rockies region. Solo shows include: Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings (catalog with essay by Lucy Lippard), OK Harris Works of Art, NYC; Missoula Art Museum, MT; Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis; Gallery 210, St. Louis; Nicolaysen Art Museum, WY; Prescott College Art Gallery, AZ; Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; and Holter Museum of Art, Helena.
Linder is a 2021 recipient of a Tinworks Artist Grant. Her work was recently the subject of an article in Sculpture Magazine. She was a featured speaker for TEDx Billings in 2015. Linder has served on the Montana Arts Council since 2008. She’s had residencies at Yellowstone Art Museum’s Visible Vault and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Linder was a commissioned artist for the US General Service Administration’s Art in Architecture program. She taught at MSU-Billings and served as the Gallery Director. Linder received her MFA in 1991 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.