Meet the Chair

Linda Geary's abstract paintings shift from book-size to monumental and are inspired by material processes of transformation and reinvention. Her work explores the formal life of color at its most vital and intense, from encounters with weather, light, and local color, to public-private issues of visibility, using camouflage as an organizing structure and power source.

Exhibitions include the Bau Institute, Otranto, Italy, Berkeley Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, Oakland Museum, Kadist Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mills College, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2013 she cofounded Painting Expanded, a symposium about contemporary painting at CCA. An earlier book project, Studio Visit, includes a yearlong series of 100 studio visits, with an essay by Norma Cole. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Grant, and residencies at the Millay Colony, Art Omi, and Yaddo.

Reviews include Art in America, ArtForum, ArtPractical, ArtWeek, KQED, Huffington Post, Portland Mercury News, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Squarecylinder.

Linda Geary is Interim Chair for AY 2018-19.

Interim Chair, Painting Drawing
Professor, Fine Arts

BA, University of San Diego; MFA, University of Delaware