- 2008 - Negative Space, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY
- 2006 - What We Do, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham NY
- 2004 - Linda Horn and Yvette Kaiser Smith, Clowes Galleries, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN
- 2002 - Salvage/savage: Installation, Fassbender-Stevens Gallery, Chicago, Il
- 2001 - Linda Horn: New Work, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago,IL
- 1999 - Linda Horn: Olsen Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
- 1998 - Biophilia Perversa, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago IL
- 1998 - Location, Location, Location, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago IL
- 1996 - Points of View, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
- 1995 - Linda Horn: Fassbender Gallery, Chicago IL
- 1994 - Linda Horn: Elgin Community College, Elgin Il
- 1992 - Linda Horn: Judith Racht Gallery, Lakeside MI
- 1988 - Linda Horn: New Work, Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL
- 1984 - Linda Horn: Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL
- 2014 - CCCA Annual Juried Show, curator Jack Shear, Cash Award
- 2014 - Artists of the Mohawk/Hudson Region, Albany Museum of History and Art
- 2014 - New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkipsee NY, juror Lynn Warren
- 2014 - Road Kill,Athens Cultural Center, Athens NY
- 2014 - CCCA Columbia Courcil of the Arts, Body of Work, Hudson NY
- 2014 - Aunt Ann Goes Fishing, Roe Jan Library, Hillsdale, NY
- 2013 - Artists Select, Five of Us, Curated by Linda Horn, Hillsdale, NY
- 2013 -Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Hyde Collection, Albany Museum of History and Art, and the University Art Museum, juror Dan Cameron
- 2013 - CCCA Annual Juried Exhibition, juror Nancy Shaver, Place Award
- 2012 - Cut - Museum of the Imagination, Hudson, NY
- 2011- 2012 - LOL Exhibition, Albany International Gallery, Art and Culture
- 2011 - Exhibiton by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, cash award
- 2011 - War, Material, and Lies, Part 2 TSL Hudson NY
- 2011 - Woodland Style, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
- 2011 - CCCA Annual Juried Art Show, Opera House Gallery, Hudson, NY
- 2010 - Prairie Dock Installation, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
- 2008 - Not Printed On Paper, Center for Cont. Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
- 2007 - The Set Up, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY
- 2006 - New Art, New Ideas, Students Curate the Collection, Carleton College
- 2006 - CCCA Annual Juried Art Show
- 2006 - CCCA, Hudson, NY. Best in Show Award
- 2006 - Photography: Traditional to Digital
- 2006 - Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham NY
- 2006 - Bug Out Of The Box: Contemporary Art, History, and Science of Bugs, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
- 2006 - Design: CCCA Gallery, Hudson NY
- 2005 - Zoo, Lake George Arts Project Gallery, Lake George NY
- 2005 - Reality, Show, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy NY
- 2004 - Linda Horn, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
- 2004 - Aunt Ann Goes Fishing, Spencert own Academy, Spencertown NY
- 2003 - Flora, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
- 2002 - Natural History, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 2002 - Three of Us, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Il
- 2002 - Prairie: Artistic Topographies, Carelton College, Northfield, MI
- 2001 - The Landscape We Make, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
- 2000 - SiteWorks, Gallery 312, Chicago IL
- 2000 - Midwest Juried Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
- 2000 - Gallery Artists Show, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1999 - Dysfunctional Home, NIU Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1999 - As Far as the Eye Can See, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
- 1998 - Made with Metal, Sculpture from Fassbender Gallery, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
- 1998 - Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, IL
- 1998 - Group Show, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI
- 1997 - Then & Now, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1997 - Absolut Vision 2, Chicago Art Dealers Association, Chicago, IL
- 1997 - The Garden Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR
- 1997 - Pier Walk '97, curated by 3-D Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
- 1997 - A Body of Art, a benefit auction for The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago
- 1997 - 26th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
- 1997 - By Women Only Exhibit, DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
- 1996 - Art Cologne 96, Fassbender Gallery, Cologne, Germany
- 1996 - Visual Feasting, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
- 1996 - Survey of American Sculpture, Snite Museum, South Bend, IN
- 1996 - '96 Regional Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
- 1996 - Art Chicago '96 Group Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1995 - Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1995 - 25th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
- 1994 - Group Gallery Show, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1994 - Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Horn, Evanston Art Center, IL
- 1994 - The 5th Biennial Exhibition of Artwork Inspired by the Plant World, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
- 1994 - ARC National Print Show, ARC Gallery, Chicago, David Jones, juror.
- 1994 - New American Talent: The Tenth Exhibition, Texas Fine Arts Assn.
- 1994 - Whitney Museum, NYC, Adam Weinberg, juror.
- 1994 - ARC Regional, ARC Gallery, Beryl Wright, juror, MCA, Chicago, IL
- 1994 - 12th Biennial Evanston and Vicinity Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Mark Pascale, Associate Curator, Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago and Beryl Wright, Associate Curator, MCA, Chicago, IL
- 1993 - Abstract: Chicago, A Comprehensive Survey of Contemporary Abstraction from Chicago & Vicinity, Klein Art Works,
- 1992 - New American Talent: The Eighth Exhibition, Texas Fine Arts Association, ART ON TOUR Program, Austin, TX
- 1991 - 23rd Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL
- 1992 - Beyond Photography, Texas Fine Arts, Charlotte Kotik, curator
- 1988 - Chicago Now, Exhibition of Artworks on Loan From Six Chicago Galleries, South Bend Art Center, Warner Gallery, South Bend, IN
- 1989 - Randolph Street International Art Auction for Chicago artists.
- 1986 - Domesticates, Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1986 - Promises, Promises, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati OH and Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
- 1986 - New Work, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1986 - 81st Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago
- 1986 - New Order, Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL
- 1986 - 6/6 Chicago, Co-operative Galleries, Chicago, juried show
- 1982 - Architecture In Contemporary Prints, Pratt Graphics Center, NY
- 1982 - Self Interest, Curators' Show, MoMing Gallery, MoMing Dance and Art Center, Chicago, IL
- 1982 - Illinois Regional Print Show, North Shore Art League,Winnetka, IL
- 1981 - 79th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute
DEGREES AND WORKB.A. University of Wisconsin 1962
M.F.A. Art Institute of Chicago 1968
Triangle Sign Company, Sign Painter
Argo Community High School, Art Teacher 1965-67
MoMing Dance and Art Center, Curator 1981-83
New Art Examiner Board Member
Curator, Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown NY, 2006
SELECTIONS FROM REVIEWS
"Linda Horn's work (Best in Show award, deservedly) sets the counterpoint to the pastoral longing bent on a postcardly nature of uncritically replicated images of horses, flowers, meadows, etc. Her furry Tweety escorts a logic of defamiliarization--flirting with the uncanny---where the (kitschy) tenderness of the carton character is rarified, alienated in its aborted coming to "life…To romance with nature Horn replies wittily with fixation with bizarreness and ridiculously artificial nature derived imagery."
Max Hernandez Calvo- Arts Alive, Hudson, NY, May/June 2006 "Three of Us," is on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum…It displays the results of a meditative, patient approach to art making inspired by nature and connected by a fascination with the presence or absence of light….On a deeper level the work sprung from Horn's desire to create something material from the immaterial, an impulse fed by her observation of the destruction of oak trees and the abundance of vinyl siding in Three Oaks, Michigan, where she has a cottage." --Lisa Stein, Chicago Tribune, 2002.
Q. How do you engage people in your work?
My strategy is to play tricks with people around what they are seeing, around their perception of reality. I try to engage people by confusing them….Engaging people is the whole challenge, the whole struggle. How are you communicating? Are you communicating? Can you get people to see something in a different way? And maybe they can get a laugh out of it. --Interview by Victor M. Cassidy, Sculpture Magazine, Nov.2002
"Linda Horn's Aunt Ann Goes Fishing, is a compelling installation of photos attached to a sculpture…" Cindy Loehr, New Art Examiner, 2000. "…Instead she allows the riddle of Aunt Ann to remain unanswered,reminding us of the mysteries recorded in our own old snapshots." --Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000.
"Among the standouts are… Linda Horn's amusing "Seascape," a sofa-size" painting" in which the sea is fashioned from wavy green industrial linoleum tiles topped by a blue tile sky;" --Ann Weins, New City, 1999.
Linda Horn's Turf Lounger brings together the show's themes with particular clarity." Fred Camper, The Reader, l999
…"Horn's strange images are apt representations of an absurd-and aggressive -human stance within the natural scheme." --Polly Ulrich, New Art Examiner, 1998.
…Highlights included Linda Horn's Restoration Series, which combines stainless steel drawers and plastic eggs adorned with snaps to comment on humans' need to reorder nature;"… --John Brunetti, Chicago Artists' News, 1998.
…All of Horn's work suggests this kind of humorous disapproval of the way we humans try to take charge of the flora and fauna in our surroundings… One lovely piece in this series presents framed hollyhock leaves in tandem with lace doilies. Of course the doilies hardly measure up… --Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times, 1998.
…"Linda Horn has a clear program and a completely individual vision. Strong as she is, this artist is always ready for adventure and experiment, which is why her work continues to be so fresh and provocative." --Victor M Cassidy, Chicago Artist News, 1997
… Linda Horn's elegant installation illustrates nature in two states -manipulated by humans and striving to return to wildness."… --Lisa Stein, New City, 1996.
…"Despite Horn's lighthearted narratives and frequent use of banal industrial materials, these images seem to carry an implicit critique of the way we have diluted and distorted nature to flatter our own sense of dominion. The natural world, Horn reminds us, does not survive domestication." --Susan Snodgrass. Art in America, 1995.
…Her images forced a witty,mutually dependent relationship with their forms, while both prongs of her representational dialectic commented on our relationship with the "bioticic community." --Diana Lobdell, Dialogue Magazine, 1995.
…Horn's fascination with the interplay between illusionistic imagery and tactile surfaces is here transformed into a humorously exaggerated vision of the way that our overproducing, overconsuming, ever-acquisitive culture leaves little space for the imagination. Every shadow, every trace of the invisible, has become nightmarishly reified." --Fred Camper, The Reader, l995.
"Part of the fun of Horn's objets is they make no qualms about offering themselves up to décor… --Hamza Walker, New Art Examiner, 1995.
"…Cross is a large crucifix is outfitted with a cushioned headrest,but her treatment highlights the seemingly inescapable connotations of shape,how certain figures cannot be divested of their ingrained ideographic values." --Thomas Conners, New Art Examiner, 1994.
- - Arts Alive , "Truth or Dare, Max Hernandez Calvo, May 2006.
- - Chicago Tribune, 'WOM', Elmhurst Art Museum, Lisa Stein, May, 2002
- - New Art Examiner, "Site Works," Gallery 312 , Cindy Loehr, July 2000
- - Chicago Sun Times," Putting Up Fun," Margaret Hawkins, April 2000
- - New City,"DysFuntional Home,"Ann Weins, Jan 1999
- - Chicago Reader," DysFunctional Home," Fred Camper , Feb.l999
- - Chicago Artist News, Sculpture Survey, John Brunetti, November 1988
- - New Art Examiner, Linda Horn, Polly Ullrich, September, 1998
- - Chicago Sun-Times, Weekend Plus, "Biophilia Perversa,"
- - Margret Hawkins, May 25,1998
- - New City, "Points of View: An Installation," May 1997
- - Chicago Artist's News, "Behind the Studio Door: Linda Horn,"
- - Victor M. Cassidy, June, 1997.
- - Art in America, "Linda Horn at Fassbender," Susan Snodgrass, Oct. 1995
- - Dialogue, "Reviews", Diana Lobell, May 1995
- - New Art Examiner, "Reviews," Hamza Walker, May 1995
- - Chicago Reader, "Framing Devices," Fred Camper, March 1995
- - New Art Examiner, "Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Horn," Thomas Conners, May 1994
- - Chicago Tribune, One-person show at Printworks Gallery,
- - David McCracken, April 8, 1988
- - New Art Examiner,"New Order," Sue Taylor, March 1985
- - Chicago Tribune, "81st Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity,"Alan Artner, 1985
- - WBEZ Radio, Review of Rona Hoffman Gallery "Group Show and Invitational", Victoria Lautman, Saturday Edition, July 1985.
- - Chicago Tribune, "What's New in Art?," Alan Artner, 1986
- - Whitewalls, "Drawing Now and Then, Linda Horn", Spring 1986
- - Nit and Wit, Chicago--"Newer Artists and Art,"Hudson, Oct.1986
- - New Art Examiner, "Six on Six," Sue Taylor, Feb. 1984
- - Chicago Tribune, "79th Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity," Alan Artner, July 1981.
- - Chicago Sun-Times, "79th Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, "Franz Schultz, July 1981