Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
 
Education
 
1985 MFA, University of California, Irvine, California
1978 BA, University of California, Davis, California
 
Grants and Awards
 
2008 California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship
2001 Visual Artist Fellowship, C.O.L.A., Los Angeles, California
1998 Visual Artist Fellowship, California Arts Council, Sacramento, California
1995 Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1992 Regional Fellowship, Western States Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts
1983 Regents Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, California
 
One Person Exhibitions
 
2017 Painted Ladies, Jenny’s, Los Angeles, California
2013 Linda Stark Matrix 250, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2011 Adorned Paintings (and more), Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2007 Potion Paintings and Drawings, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2006 Oracles, Pyramids and Rotations, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2002 Linda Stark: Runaway Love, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
1999 Jesus, Ophelia, The Black Widow and Curtains, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1998 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1997 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
1996 Runaway Love, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
1995 Be The Rainbow, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, California
1995 Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
1993 Cirrus, Los Angeles, California
1991 Cirrus, Los Angeles, California
1990 Cirrus, Los Angeles, California
1985 Fine Arts Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, California
1984 Fine Arts Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, California
 
Group Exhibitions
 
2017
Prick Up Your Ears, Karma International LA, Los Angeles, CA
The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, New York
COLA20 Anniversary Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA
Forms of Identity: Women Artists in the 90s, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
2016
The Ocular Bowl, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
Urbanature, Williamson Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
 
2015
Calisthenics, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Space Invasion, 978 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA
 
2014
HIDDEN AND REVEALED: Representations of Women by Women, Angles Gallery, LA, CA
Another Cats Show, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA
 
2013
B.A.T (Bon a Tirer / Good to go), Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Tapping the Third Realm, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, LA, CA
Serious Play, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY
From the Desert, Hudson/Linc, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
Sanctified, Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA
 
2012
Deep Paint, Hudson/Linc, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
Viva la Raspberries, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
Meticulosity, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
FINDS! The Unusual Object, FOCA Curator’s Lab, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
 
2011
Unfinished Paintings, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
One Night Stand, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
GOLDMINE, University Art Museum CSULB, Long Beach, CA (catalogue)
 
2010
Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
 
2009
Small Paintings do Mighty Daggers Throw, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Seduction of a Blossom, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, CA
 
2008
LA Paint, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California (brochure)
Mel’s Hole, California State Fullerton Grand Central Arts Center, Santa Ana, CA (catalogue)
El Nopal Press, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Some Paintings, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California
 
2007
C.O.L.A. 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Tom Bradley International Terminal, LosAngeles, California 
 
2006
C.O.L.A. 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park,Los Angeles, CA
New and Almost New, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
2005
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (catalogue)
 
2003
Omnivores, Michael's, Santa Monica, California
intimates, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Los Angeles Printmaking Society 17th Annual Exhibition, Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
2002
Faculty Exhibition, Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
prima facie New Abstract Painting, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
C.O.L.A. 2002, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)
 
2001
The Myth and Madness of Ophelia, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts (catalogue)
 
2000
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Los Angeles, California (catalogue)
Group Painting Show, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Radar Love, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy 
Pop and After: 1965-2000, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
 
1999
Beyond The Facade, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California
POSTMARK: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (catalogue)
 
1998
Ecstasy, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York                    
Precious, Jan Baum Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (catalogue)
 
1997
In Touch With..., Galerie + Edition Renate Schroder, Koln, Germany
Beau Geste, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
The Curiosity Room, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
 
1996
Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Codpiece, Griffin Linton Gallery, Venice, California
Untitled, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
 
1995
And the Verdict is..., Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California Art, 1960's-1990's, Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas,Nevada
Skew: The Unruly Grid, Gallery 400, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Chicago,Illinois
 
1994
Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut(catalogue)
In Plain Sight: Abstract Painting in Los Angeles, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas(catalogue)     
Collector's Choice: Homage to Paint, Surface: A Step Beyond, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, SantaFe, New Mexico
Some Like It Hot, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Current Abstractions, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles,California (catalogue)
Sourball, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Damned: Life, Death and Surface, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, California
 
1993
Peculiar Paintings, The Momentary Contemporary, Los Angeles, California
Peculiar Paintings, Woodbury University Art Gallery, Burbank, California
Beau Dommage, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York
Mimosa, Food House, Santa Monica, California
 
1992
Abstraction for the Information Age, The Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, California
I to Eye 2, Cirrus, Los Angeles, California
Not Men, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Cruciforms, Susan Landau, Los Angeles, California
Feminine Ascension, Momentum Gallery, Ventura, California
 
1990
Matthew Scott Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
 
1987
Variations III, Northridge State University, Northridge, California

1986
Variations III, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, California
Variations III, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Staff Show, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
 
1985
East and West Galleries, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, California
 
1984
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California
East and West Galleries, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, California
 
Bibliography
 
2017
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Diner, Eli. “Critic’s Guide: Los Angeles” Frieze. 26 January.
Pagel, David. “What do you see? The curious allure of Linda Stark’s playful imagery.” Los Angeles Times. 29 January: F2.
 
2016
Hudson, Suzanna. “The Ocular Bowl at Kayne Griffin Corcoran.” Artforum. June.
Osberg, Annabel. “Kayne Griffin Corcoran: The Ocular Bowl.” Artillery Magazine. 19 May.
Wagley, Catherine. “A Maniacal Cartoon Cobra Slithers into a Mid-Wilshire Gallery.” LA Weekly. 18 May.
Griffin, Jonathan. “Review: The Ocular Bowl, Kayne Griffin Corcoran.", Frieze. 28 April.
Muenzer, David. “Critics’ Pick: The Ocular Bowl at Kayne Griffin Corcoran.” Artforum. 22 April.
Pagel, David. “Critics’ Choice: Group Show at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Delivers Beauty With an Occasional Bite.” Los Angeles Times 16 April.
 
2015
Martens, Anne. "Space Invasion, Painting's Sculptural Presence." Artillery, March-April: 40-45.
 
2014
Fecteau, Vincent. "Best of 2014 Artists' Artists" Linda Stark (UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA), Artforum, Dec 2014: 130.
Triliegi, Joshua. "The Linda Stark Interview", Bureau of Arts and Culture Magazine, Dec 2014/ Jan 2015: 152, 153.
Berens, Stephen + Tumlir, Jan. “In and Out of the Studio: Conversation with Michelle Grabner.” XTRA, Vol. 16, # 2.
Wood, Eve. “Killer Pick of the Week.” Artillery Jan. 10.
 
2013
SFAQ International Arts and Culture, SFAQ Pick: "MATRIX 250" featuring Linda Stark at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA).
DiQuinzio, Apsara. Linda Stark Matrix 250. (exhibition brochure). UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.
 
2012
Linton, Meg. Meticulosity. (exhibition catalogue), Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
Johnson, Ken. “Viva la Raspberries.” New York Times Aug. 2.
Ollman, Leah. “Intricate Meldings of Mind and Spirit.” Los Angeles Times April 29: E6
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Frank, Peter. “From Vivaldi To Vivid Pop Art.” Huffington Post Jan 6.
 
2011
Pagel, David. “Disquieting Emblems of Time.” Los Angeles Times Nov.18: D21
Scoates, Christopher. GOLDMINE (exhibition catalogue). University Art Museum, Long Beach, California.
Cheh, Carol. “LACE’s ‘Unfinished Paintings’ Show Asks the Question: What Makes a Painting Unfinished?” LA Weekly June.
 
2010
Mallinson, Constance.”Urbanature.” Times Quotidian. December 2010-January 2011.
Vista, Sandra. “Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists.” ARTslant: Oct.
Enholm, Molly.”PASADENA The City of Roses boasts a longstanding tradition of innovation.” art ltd Sept/Oct: 50-52.
 
2009
Van Proyen, Mark. “LA Paint” at the Oakland Museum. art ltd January/February: 20.
Tsatsos, Irene. “Common Threads, Shared Spaces.” (catalogue) Five Years of Fellowships for the California Community Foundation: 50-51.
 
2008
Linhares, Phil. “LA Paint” (exhibition catalog). Oakland Museum of CA, Oakland, CA.
Aspects of Mel’s Hole: Artists Respond to a Paranormal Land Event Occuring in Radiospace (exhibition book). CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA.
Harvey, Doug. “Some Paintings: The artists in the third L.A. Weekly Annual Biennial.” LA Weekly 11-17 January: 30-33,48.
Frank, Peter. “Linda Stark: Potion Paintings and Drawings.” art ltd January: 17-18.
 
2007
Harvey, Doug. “Stark Shadows.” LA Weeky 23-29 November: 62.
Pagel, David. “Critics’ Choices.” Los Angeles Times 11 November.
Pagel, David. “Taking viewers out on a limb.” Los Angeles Times 26 October: E22.
Myers, Holly. “Disruptive Influences.” LA Weekly April 27- May 3: 62.
 
2006
Mallinson, Constance. “Linda Stark at Angles Gallery.” Art in America September: 172-173.
Wood, Eve. "Linda Stark." ArtUS May-June: 8.
Harvey, Doug. "Glossolalia for dummies MOCA's Painting in Tongues." LA Weekly 24 February-2 March: 50-51.
Frank, Peter. "Hilary Baker/Amir Fallah, Linda Stark." LA Weekly 17-23 February: 56.
 
2005
Moos, David. "Extreme Abstraction." ArtUS November: 4-5.
Hirsch, Faye. "Abstract Generations." Art in America October: 122-129.
Gaasch, Cynnie. "Juicy Cool." Artvoice 21 July: 18,19.
Huntington, Richard. "To the extreme." The Buffalo News 15 July: 20,21.
Grachos, Louis. Extreme Abstraction (exhibition catalogue). Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
 
2003
Pagel, David. “Family, friends, other 'Intimates'.” Los Angeles Times 29 August: E18, E19.
Vanderpool, Jennifer. Art Papers January/February: 50,51.
 
2002
RIBoT 8: the right to be lazy (catalogue). Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA.
Palladino, D.J. "Flesh and Paint." The Santa Barbara Independent 24 October: 54.
Woodard, Josef. "Darkly sexy abstraction." Scene 13-19 September: 12,14.
Linton, Meg. Gardiner, Colin. Linda Stark: Runaway Love (exhibition catalogue). Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California. 
Knight, Christopher. "Surface and Color in Abstract Group Show." Los Angeles Times 9 August: F28, F29.
Pagel, David. "Pop: The Next Wave." Los Angeles Times 8 June: F1, F13.
Korten, Noel. City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. C.O.L.A. 2002 Individual Artist Fellowships (awards catalogue). Los Angeles, California
Museums: C.O.L.A. 2002: Individual Artist Fellowships. Los Angeles Times 16 May: 51
 
2001
Kiefer, Carol Solomon. The Myth and Madness of Ophelia, (exhibition catalogue), Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. 2001: 36,37,68.
Zoo 08 (book). March 2001. Purple House Ltd. London.
Franceschetti, Roberta. "Arte & Mercado: Bologna." ARTE January: 210.
 
2000
Molinari, Guido. "Radar Love." Flash Art Italy December - January: 122.
Galletta, Alessandra. "Ritorno Alla Pittura?" KULT December: 145.
C, B. "Kamasutra a Ritmo di Rock." Gulliver December: 336.
Harvey, Doug. "LACMA Soup." L.A. Weekly 15-21 December: 43,44.
"California Dream." Flash Art Italy October - November: 65.
Pagel, David. "Linda Stark at Angles." Art Issues March - April: 50.
Miles, Christopher. "Linda Stark at Angles Gallery." ARTFORUM February: 124,125.
California Arts Council. Twenty Five artists (awards catalogue). Sacramento, California.
Grachos, Louis. Postmark: An Abstract Effect (exhibition catalogue). SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
 
1999
Harvey, Doug. "Holiday Trimmings." L.A. Weekly 24-30 December: 48.
Lopez, Ruth. "Material Witness." Postiempo 26 March - 1 April: 16,49.
 
1998
Philbrick, Harry. Pop Surrealism (exhibition catalogue). The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Frank, Peter. "Art Picks of the Week." L.A. Weekly 22-28 May: 146.
 
1997
Miles, Christopher. "Things in the Making." Art/Text November 1997-January 1998: 41-43.
Johnson, Ken. "Art Guide." The New York Times 31 October.
Maslon, Laura. "Art Chatter About Art Matters..." Art-Talk October: 42,44.
 
1996
McClure, Lissa. "Linda Stark at Jack Shainman." Review 1 April.
Castle, Frederick Ted. "Linda Stark at Jack Shainman." Review 1 April.
Cohen, Michael. "Linda Stark at Marc Foxx." Flash Art January-February.
Kimmelman, Michael. "In Los Angeles, the Makings of a Better Mood." The New York Times 14January.
 
1995
Pagel, David. "Stark Paints a Sumptuous, Labor-Intensive Rainbow." Los Angeles Times 26October: F12.
Brunetti, John. "ON VIEW (Chicago)." New Art Examiner May: 42-43.
O'Brien, Draza Fratto. "Art View - Do You Think It's Sexy?" Las Vegas Weekly 25 April: 4,15.
Adelman, Jan Ernst. "Report From Santa Fe: Going Mainstream." Art in America January: 53.
 
1994
Clothier, Peter. "Linda Stark: Visual Gymnastics." ART news December: 89.
Goddard, Dan R. "L.A. Abstract Artists Show View from the Void, Plainly." San Antonio Express-News 9 October.
Rosenberg, Barry. Promising Suspects (exhibition catalogue). The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Colpitt, Francis. In Plain Sight: Abstract Painting in Los Angeles (exhibition catalogue). Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas.
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Wilson, Malin. "Collector's Choice: Study on Minimalism." Journal North 23 June.
Kandel, Susan. "Current Abstractions." Art Issues May-June.
Wilson, William. "These Works Aren't Always What They Appear to Be." Los Angeles Times 18 March.
Greene, David. "Virtual Reality: The Pleasure Principle of Current Abstractions." Los Angeles Reader 25 March.
Darling, Michael. "Skin Deep." Artweek 3 February.
Darling, Michael. Current Abstractions (exhibition catalogue). Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California.
Bergoffen, Celia. “Careful drips give her paintings added dimension.” The Villager NY.
 
1993
Anderson, Michael. "Linda Stark at Cirrus." Art in America  October.
Crowder, Joan. "Feminine Ascension." Visions Spring.
Pagel, David. "Messing with Minds." Los Angeles Times 4 February.
Curtis, Cathy. "Open to Interpretations." Los Angeles Times 14 January.
 
1992
Snow, Shauna. “Show and Sell” Los Angeles Times 24 September.
Mason, Dave. "Feminine Ascension." Press Courier 13 August.
Woodard, Josef. "Women's Works." Los Angeles Times 23 July.              
McKinnon, Lisa. "Beyond Anger." Ventura County Star 17 July.
Nakashima, Thomas. Paintings, Works on Paper (awards catalogue). Western States Arts Federation, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
1991
Anderson, Michael. Art issues September-October.
Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week." L.A. Weekly 26 April.
Soderberg, Paul. "Artists Worth Watching." Art-Talk March
 
1990
Curtis, Cathy. "A Language of Symbols." Los Angeles Times 9 February: F22.
 
1987
Tuchman, Laura. The Orange County Register 16 October.
Cooper, Bernard. "Emerging from the South's Ferment." Artweek 23 May. 
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Variations III Charts a Gallery's Growth." Los Angeles Times 4 May.
Wortz, Melinda. Variations III (exhibition catalogue). Fine Arts Gallery, University of California,
Irvine, California.
 
1986
Campbell, Jenny. "Behind the Scenes of Art." The Orange County Register 4 April.