Linda Emmerman is native Chicagoan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an M.F.A in painting from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Emmerman has taught at Northeast Missouri State University, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Linda currently teaches at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, where she’s been for over 25 years. Her work was represented by the Nancy Lurie Gallery and has been included in many themed and juried exhibitions.
She uses non-traditional tools, such as screws, string, paper clips, and rubber bands in her drawings. Each tool leaves a different type of mark, which is often repeated enough times to create large beautiful forms. Her use of black india ink on white paper allows her to keep the drawings’ focused on form and structure. Using only mark and repetition, Linda layers these shapes to resemble natural structures without recalling any specifics. The nature of her practice involves chance and response, which allows the structures in her drawings to develop into new provocative, independent life forms.
Located in building C. Second floor. Across from the student union.
Curated By Diana Gabriel