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Resume | Linda Branch Dunn

Resume

Built on abandoned materials, my work explores change. Discarded photos, old text, bits of paper, old fabric: I collect and rework these. With paint and dye, screens, stamps and stencils create subtle altering rhythms. I paint, rip and rearrange.

Time alters our inner world. Seasons and  seismic shifts alter the earth. I am work with the elderly. I collect old things. I am driven by the mystery of the change over time. Rip, stitch, glue, paint. The layers build; editing reiterates, until a piece is done.

Ours is the age of eroding boundaries. Evolution births stronger forms.  I love stitched line. I love the painted mark.  Dye, paint, stitch, glue: whatever works, I’ll use.

 

 

Two-Person and Invitational Shows

ArtFocus, New England Biolabs, Ipswich  MA 2014

Begin Anywhere, Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell  MA 2014

Art in Bloom, GalleryNextDoor, Winchester MA 2010-2014

Life in Progress, Andover Public Library, Andover MA 2013

In the Third Dimension, ALL Gallery, Lowell  MA 2012

Common Threads, Groton Library, Groton  MA 2011

Moment of Pure Seeing, Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell  MA  2011

Fabric of Imagination, ALL Gallery, Lowell MA  2009-10

Body Bazaar, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA  2008

 

Selected Group Shows

The Other F-Word, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston MA 2013

Cotton, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham MA 2013

No Holds Barred, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell MA2011

Women in Print, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston MA 2009

Fabric of Legacies, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins CO 2008

Fiber Force: A Futuristic Approach, Surface Design Association, 2007

Sum of the Parts, Kansas City, MO, Surface Design Association, traveled nationally 2007-2009

Art Quilts Lowell, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell MA 2007

Surface Tension, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union NJ 2006

Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece, traveled nationally 2006-2010

ARTQUILTSimages, Professional Art Quilt Alliance-South, Raleigh NC  2006

Form Not Function, Carnegie Center for Art, New Albany  IN 2005

Small Art Quilt Works, Groton NY  2005

Media

Lost Orchard, cover, 2014

Howl Magazine, Tis the Season, 2013

Critical Mass, “Cotton” at Fountain Street Fine Art, Joanne Mattera Art Blog 2013

Diane Wright, k.d.lang and Linda Branch Dunn, 2012

Linda Germain, Thermo FAX Fun with Linda Dunn, 2012

Amy Clarkson, Grief, 2010

Sharon Sawyer, Sharing Studio Space: Lowell Fiber Studio, Quilting Arts, 2009

Visiting Nurse Association quilt honors centennial, Lowell Sun, 2008

Goldstein Museum of Design, College of Design, blog, Sum of the Parts, image, 2008

Fiber Force: a Futuristic Approach, catalog, Lisa Chipetine,curator, 2007

Sum of the Parts, catalog,  DVD, Surface Design Association, 2007.

Interview, Burlington Free Press, 2007

Alliance for American Quilts, interview, image, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, 2007

Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece, image and interview, catalog, DVD, 2006

 

Collections

Journey. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Westford, MA.

One Way.  New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA.

Quieto. New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA.

 

Commissions

Love Times Three (memorial scarves).  Winchester, MA 2012

Bonheur. Winchester, MA 2011

Still Waters. Poughkeepsie, NY 2009

Infinite Love and   She Loved the Birds. Cambridge, MA 2009

Healing Pieces. Visiting Nurses Association, Lowell, MA 2008

Maine Morning (Stole).   Bolton, MA 2007

Wedding Stole.   Brunswick, ME 2007

Listen to the Sun. Cambridge, MA 2006

Teaching

Gelatin printing for parent and child, Groton Public Library, Groton MA  2011

Self Portraits in Cloth, Billerica Girl Scout Troop, Lowell  MA 2012

Artist demos,Lowell MA 2009-2013

  • Monoprinting,  Western Avenue Open Studios
  •  Thermofax printing, Western Avenue Open Studios
  • Freeform printing, ALL Gallery

Art for assisted living and dementia care, 2009-present

  • Carleton-Willard Village, Bedford  MA
  • River Court Residences, Groton  MA
  • Life Care Center of Acton, Acton  MA
  • Newbury Court, Concord  MA

Adult classes, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington MA  2010-present

  • Freeform Fabric Collage
  • Image Transfer for Paper and Fabric
  • Journaling Practice
  • The Sensuous Surface
  • Thermofax workshop: Prayer Flags

 

Education

ProChemical and Dye, Expressive Dye Painting, Sue Benner, Fall River MA 2013

Lesley College, Intuitive Acrylics, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern, Cambridge MA 2010

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Textile Design, Providence  RI  1991

Decordova Museum School, Life drawing,  watercolor, Lincoln MA 1986-88

Kirkland College,BA Literature, Clinton  NY 1977

 

Awards

Honorable Mention, Small Art Quilt Works, Groton NY  2005

Judges Choice Award, Nautilus Project, Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster  MA 2005

 Award for Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence  RI 1991

Affiliations

Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington MA

Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell  MA

Lowell Fiber Studio, Lowell MA