Selected EXHIBITION RECORD from 1975-2013LINDA HORSLEY (Horsley-Nunley, up to 1994)
2013 Vashon Is.,WA. Allied Arts, exhibiton of 21 paintings.
2012 Faculty show at Art Institute of Seattle
* International invitational group exhibit in Ferrara, Italy "Liberated Dreams"
website: www. trevisan-international-art.com Curator, Paola Trevisan 2010 One-person show at StudioWest, Eugene Or. Rogue Space/Chelsea, International Painting Show, N.Y.,N.Y. Women's Works, Woodstock, Il. (won 2nd prize on one painting) Unclad show in Stanwood, Wa. CVG show in Bremerton, Wa. 2009 Faculty show at Art Institute of Seattle
2008Published poem and painting in Migraine Book Faculty show at Art Institute of Seattle
2007Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Or. Pig Sculpture “Knob Hog” Pike Place Market Art commission, Sponsor: SuperGraphics, Seattle Faculty show at Art Institute of Seattle 2006Faculty show at Art Institute of Seattle Circus Surreal, Mirco Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.oil painting Commission, Downtown Seattle ,"Nutcracker March", Sponsor: City Center MayOne-Woman Show, Gallery 110, Seattle UNCLAD group, 4 paintings, Stanwood, WA. and Portland, OR.
2005Commission, Public Art, Pacific NW Ballet, "Nutcracker March Martiz Gallery, Camano Is., UNCLAD group, 4 paintings
2004Design Faculty Show, Cornish School of the Arts, Seattle Jan.Commission Public Art, Northwest Center, Seattle, “Ponies on Parade”. August One-Woman Show, Gallery 110, Seattle Martiz Gallery, Camano Is., Wash. UNCLAD group, 4 oil paintings
2003Sculpture of Dragon Petals on fence, Delmar Pageant, St. Louis Mural of faces/eggs/people & Pillar People at CITY MUSEUM, St. Louis MayFacing Faces, one-woman show, 32 paintings, 9th St. Gallery, St. Louis
2002Heavy Petting, Curator, and exhibited work from own book Published "Nature's Play ,58 prints, 15 fables written by artist May – Dec.Bi-Sate commission, Arts in Transit, WILD ROSE RUN Sculpture People Project, St. Louis, 2 commissions, Charter Comm., Washington U. Venus Envy, women’s show at Lemp Gallery, Installation Chair
2001Artist’s in Exile, organized & exhibited in City Museum building Venus Envy, women’s show at Lemp Gallery, St. Louis
2000AROUSAL, Fest. of Saturnalia, organized & exhibited, St. Louis Three person show at A.D. Brown, St. Louis Venus Envy, women’s show at Lemp Gallery, St. Louis Art St. Louis, GO FIGURE group show 1998-01One woman shows in own studio/gallery, St. Louis Hats’ Off, St. Louis Benefit for Abused women AID Foundation, Auction through the Forum, St. Louis Grand Ave. Bistro, St. Louis, one woman show, 24 works
1994-95Dog Museum of St. Louis, three paintings with dogs 1994Ruderer Fine Art Gallery, St. Louis, eight paintings 1993Dog Museum of St. Louis, Invitational traveling show BOW WOW USA 1992Dog Museum of St. Louis, ST.LOUIS COLLECTS, three metal works First Night St. Louis, commissioned metal cones, 3 STAGES of MAN Metro-Link, Bi-State, St. Louis, Union Station, Sculpture COCA, St. Louis Invitational Hubs and Hoods Messing Gallery, St. Louis, Group Show Art St. Louis, Group Show 1991First Night St. Louis, Metal Sculpture, FIRE, WATER, EARTH, AIR Art Creators, Port Of Spain, Trinidad, One woman Show of Paintings With illustrated book Dancer, the little dog from Mayaro Beach 1988Art St. Louis, Invitational Show 9 bags 9 CH. 9 public TV, St. Louis, Fundraiser 1987St. Louis Community College at Meramec, one woman showT&T Bixby Gallery, Wash. U., Contemporary Women Artists of St. Louis Bixby Gallery, Wash. U., Group ShowOVER THE SOFA
1986Seghi Gallery, St. Louis, two person show 1985Skinker DeBaliviere Art Exposed, St. Louis Florissant Valley College, St. Louis, Faculty show 1982Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, three person show SOME GIRLS, Chicago, group response to Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party Botti Gallery, Evanston, Ill., group show 1980Bell Telephone Invitational, Chicago 1979 Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Art Council for one woman show 1978Seattle Art Commission Group Show,Seattle Selects, Bellevue March,American Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone, One woman show 1977Chicago, group show, Old Orchard Public funding for the Arts Fest. Sears Towner Invitational, Chicago A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Invitational AWARD, Illinois Women Artists Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, group show 1976Northwestern University, Dittmar Gallery, Evanston, Ill. Thesis show 1975-77Chicago Art Institute Sales and Rental Gallery, Chicago
2004-07Six publicart works, Downtown Seattle Association and Pike Place Market Foundation, Seattle 2002Commission for Bi-State, Arts in Transit, St. Louis, MO. “ Wild Rose Run," Sculpture 2002Published Book, “Nature’s Play”, 15 fables, 58 illustrations
1994Joseph and Emily Pulitzer, St. Louis Mo. Painting cataloged in Pulitzer Foundation Collection
1993St. Louis, Dog Museum Invitational Exhibit, Traveling USA.
1990-91Illustrated Children’s book , “Dancer, the Little Dog from Mayaro Beach”, published in Trinidad and Tobago
1987“Women Artists of St. Louis”, Exhibition at Washington University
1979“Seattle Selects”, Seattle Art Commission Invitational Exhibition
1978One-person Exhibition, American Embassy, Freetown, Sierra Leone 1977“Illinois Women Artists”, A.R.C. Invitational Exhibition
1976Kemper Insurance Art Collection, Chicago, Ill., two oil paintings
1975Scholarship, Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, Ill.
REVIEW International Exhibition :" Liberated Dreams" , Ferrara, Italy April 2012 Catolog Review by Michela Turra
A painter, an illustrator of fairy tales, an art teacher, an event organizer, a writer, Linda Horsley is an all-accomplished artist. A mother and a traveler - Linda is able to bring onto the canvas her idiosyncratic cultural and existential richness. Her art is generous, feminine and wise. Not a centimetre of her paintings are free of either colour or sign: fullness is the hallmark of the author. As a skilled visionary and imaginative drawer, she proposes a metaphorical figurativism that can become a sort of symbolism. Her big faces, distored by dreams, thoughts or some kind of deceptive ecstasy, seem to float in a lost dimension, as if in weightlessness. Surrounding them is the deceiving allure of colour, by which they are distressed and from which they are excluded, as they have been from Eden (see "Out of Eden", one painting).
Human bodies entangled with animals, creatures floating in landfills, brought together by too cramped a destiny: the terrestrial population described in Horsley's beautiful oils seeks space, it struggles and knows suffering, it is erotic and sensual. The artist, who lives and works in Seattle, has also worked on cartoons, as is apparent in her imaginative creations. The plant, animal and human world successfully recur in her sculptures, works presented at festivals or exhibited in streets. Horsley's interest is for life and all its nuances, including the unrestrainable tones of the mind.