Linda Koch Bio

Born in San Francisco and raised in San Rafael, California, Linda Koch was introduced to the arts at a very young age by her artist mother and artisan father. Art openings, orchestra rehearsals, concerts and painting excursions were integrated into the family lifestyle on a regular basis. The paintbrush was a natural extension of Linda’s hand as a youngster. Creative time as a child was all the time because, thankfully, the San Rafael City Schools offered rich and extensive educational experiences in the arts at all levels.

College days were spent at CSU San Jose where Koch majored in Art and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. A Masters Degree was earned at a later date at Rhode Island School of Design where she graduated with distinction. Since Koch’s emergence from RISD, there has been a gradual metamorphosis in her painting style and techniques. She prefers to work simultaneously in multiple series of exploration in her studio in the Sierra National Forest. The rugged forest environment, California coastline, inland vineyards and foothills offer sumptuous subject matter for Koch's inventive paintings.

Linda Koch at work


EXHIBITIONS:


FAM Exhibit


1821 Gallery/Solstice Exhibit - 2014
Fresno Art Museum/Edges Exhibit - 2012
Fresno Art Museum/Fig Tree 50th - 2012
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA 2012
KJEWL Gallery, Fresno, CA - 2010
Riversong Gallery, Mariposa, CA - 2010
Downtown Club, Fresno, CA - 2009-2010
Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA - 2007
Stephen Stavast Gallery, Oakhurst, CA -  2006
University of California Center, Fresno, CA 2005
Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA – 2000
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA – 1998
Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA - 1998
Merced College, Merced, CA – 1996
Kings Art Museum, Hanford, CA – 1995
Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA – 1994
Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA – 1992

•SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Cornell Winery, Malibu, CA - 2009
Merced Cultural Center, Merced, CA - 2005
UC Center, Fresno, CA - 2003, 2004
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA – 2003
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA – 2002

•SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR - 2018
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ - 2016
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ - 2015
Sausalito Art Festival, CA - 2014
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ - 2014
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ - 2010
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ - 2009
Celebration of Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ - 2008
Celebration of Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ - 2007
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA – 2001
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA – 1995
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY – 1992
Tubac Art Museum, Tubac, AZ – 1991
Arizona Aqueous Traveling Exhibit, Arizona – 1991
Gallery M, Fresno, CA – 1991

•PUBLIC ART

Warnors Windows Project, Fresno, CA 2010

•EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - MA
San Jose State University - BA