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Lives in
los angeles

Works in
los angeles


University of Florida, BS

Representing galleries
la luz de jesus

conceptual, figurative, graffiti/street-art, abstract, digital, photography, modern, arts-education pop surrealism, research mixed-media realism


I am a painter, photographer, and filmmaker. I have also worked as an art teacher. A large body of my paintings can be described as “Magical Realism,” while my photography explores both concept and abstraction. My interest runs the gamut from the figure/portrait to minimalist textures. A complex and unusual color palate is a defining part of all my work, regardless of medium. For the past few years I have been exploring two styles/themes in painting.

The first group of work re-visits found images and objects (usually figurative) from the forties and fifties. I sometimes incorporate a scorpion, as well as words/phrases into otherwise child-like, “bucolic” settings. An unexpected or incongruous element is often part of these compositions.

The other style of artwork is painted and drawn on stretched velvet. The velvet gets very tight when it is painted on and allows an interesting, almost fresco-like surface to work upon. This medium seems to call for a more classical rendering, and I have been creating some Bottecelli-inspired figures as well as botanicals.

I have had solo shows in Bogota, Colombia, and exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Venice, Italy.  Goup shows include participation with Art Basel Miami, Los Angeles Art Fair (“Supersonic”) and at La Luz de Jesus (“Everything But the Kitschen Sync”) gallery in Los Angeles as well as at 80 Washington Square E. in New York City.

I recently completed a Masters of Studio Art  at NYU. In 2006, I lived in Venice, Italy as part of the program  studying painting and Italian art history.


paintings and drawings



galeria diners  (24 pastel drawings, 4 oils)        bogota, colombia

galeria belarca (25 oil paintings)                        bogota, colombia


la luz de jesus                                                    los angeles, ca

art basel (rep)                                                     miami, fl

80 Washington Square E.                                   nyc, ny

the commons gallery                                           nyc, ny

la luz de jesus gallery                                          los angeles, ca

washington square e. gallery                              nyc, ny

supersonic (la art show)                                      los angeles, ca

i-5 gallery                                                             los angeles, ca

nyu                                                                      nyc, ny

la luz de jesus gallery                                          los angeles, ca

pharmaka                                                             los angeles, ca

new york university/iuav                                      venice, italy

la luz de jesus gallery                                          los angeles, ca

ace machinery                                                     venice, ca

highways                                                              santa monica, ca

the drawing room                                                 santa monica, ca

the drawing room                                                 santa monica, ca

chimera                                                                santa monica, ca

forma gallery                                                        miami, fl

bienstar familiar                                                   bogota, colombia

cafe imperial                                                        bogota, colombia

galeria el callejon                                                 bogota, colombia

seguros caribe                                                    bogota, colombia

fundacion gilberto a.avendano                           bogota, colombia

galeria diners                                                      bogota, colombia

banco occidental                                                 bogota, colombia


neptune’s net                                                      malibu, ca

Recent Exhibits

linda quakenbush (lvq) participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2009 small works
Jan, 2009 32nd Annual NYU Small Works Exhibition
Washington Square East Galleries
Jan, 2009 Supersonic 2009
Los Angeles Convention Center
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