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Linda Kosoff

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Again Acrylic On Canvas 48"X100"
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Masquerade Acrylic On Canvas 60"X128"
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Wait up Acrylic On Canvas 60"X100"
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End of summer, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 60"X152" © 2014
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Scene in White, Black and Brown, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 48"X 123" Diptych © 2015
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The Weight, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36"X75" Diptych © 2016
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Bare essential Acrylic On Canvas 48"X100"
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The Inspector Acrylic On Canvas 48"X60"
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Beach Girls, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 48"X 64"Diptych © 2016
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Sisterface, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X 40" © 2012
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Back to you Acrylic On Canvas 60"X100"
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The Getaway Acrylic On Canvas 60"X100"
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Low Tide, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X36" © 2015
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Venus, 2017 Oil On Canvas 60" X 98" Diptych © 2017
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Out There, 2017 Oil On Canvas 60" X 48" © 2017
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth year
1960
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), BFA
Representing galleries
Los Angeles Artist Association Gallery 825
Tags
painting, figurative
Statement + CV

I have always been interested in the distance between people, the separateness that can exist in relationships. Physical and emotional space between people can be complicated; people can inhabit very different realities even when they share the same space. To explore this, I paint narratives where the figures seem to be alone in their own worlds; unaware of each other’s presence. Sometimes I will use a diptych or a triptych to make the separation more literal. Use of scale is another way in which I explore this. Subtle body language reveals hidden tensions. The images I am drawn to are ones that spark memories from my past and conflicts from the present. These images are inspired by personal and family photographs, and public images that conjure up emotional narratives that I know to be personal but believe to be universal.

                                             
EDUCATION
          BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Gallery 825 'Thunder of Meaning' Show, Los Angeles, CA 

            Juror: Wendy Posner, Posner Fine Art

            Art Share L.A.  “Mod Squad” Show, Los Angeles, CA

            Curators: Rick Robinson, Heidi Johnson, Shana Nys Dambrot

2016    The Gallery Presents  “Boobs!”Show, Los Angeles, CA Curator: Dulce Stein

             Co-Lab Gallery "Hello Ladies Anniversary Show" Los Angeles, CA

2015    bG Gallery "Spectrum-Gestalt 2", Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA Juror: Airom

           Gallery 825 "Small Time" Los Angeles Artist Association, Los Angeles, CA

           Juror: Cris McCall, McCall Art Advisory

2014   Gallery 825 "Aurora", Los Angeles Artist Association, Los Angeles, CA

           Hale Arts Space, 3-person Show, Santa Monica, CA Curator: Michael Hale

2013   Gallery 825 "Open Show" Los Angeles Artist Association, Los Angeles, CA

2012   Arc Gallery, “Masquerade”, San Francisco, CA

           Long Beach Arts, "Pastiche" Honorable Mention Long Beach, CA

           Juror: Ron Linden, Los Angeles Harbor College

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1996   Fritto Misto, Santa Monica, CA
1995   The Armory for the Arts + Catavino’s, Pasadena, CA
1994   The Ambassador of Arts Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1992   Pacific Design Center, Brown Jordan Showroom, West Hollywood, CA
1990   Chicago Design Center, Brown Jordan Showroom, Chicago, IL
1989   Bloomingdale’s “California Lifestyles Furniture Show”, 
           New York, NY, Boston, Boca Raton, Washington D.C. and Connecticut.

 

COLLECTIONS

Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, CA

First L.A. Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Princess Cruiselines, CA

Healthnet, Oakland,CA

Dee Ann Preis + Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Carole Eglash, Studio City

ET Consultants, Los Angeles, CA

ET Consultants, Los Angeles, CA

RB Realty Group, Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Howell, PH.D, Encino, CA

Penni + Ross Smith, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Tracy + Craig Steinhauer, Calabasas, CA

Carolyn Juster, Los Angeles, CA

Penny + Carey Mulloy, Camarillo, CA

Phylis + Jeffrey Jasnoff, Louisville, KY

Valerie + Brad Center, Alexandria, VA


AWARDS
Florence Leif Painting Award, Providence, RI