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Linda Vredeveld
updated: 01/25/2015
website: www.lindavart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Floating Black Breasts
Yellow Dresses
Baby Beads Over Breasts 1
Black Breast, Fur Coat
Square Red Breast
Blue Collage (Pink Clothes)
Blue Torso
White Drawing
Blue Tie, Yellow Skirt
Winnie's Wardrobe - Light Blue
Winnie's Wardrobe - Red
Black Breast (Baby Carriage)
White Breast (Rain)
White Breast (Night Rain 1)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, feminist, gender/sexuality, figurative, collage
 
 
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oil and collage on paper
2014
0" x  0" 
Floating Black Breasts by Linda Vredeveld
Floating Black Breasts
oil, gesso, collage on paper
2014
15 15 " x  12 1/2 12 1/2 " 
Yellow Dresses by Linda Vredeveld
Yellow Dresses
oil, paper dolls on gessoed paper
2014
15 " x  15 " 
Baby Beads Over Breasts 1 by Linda Vredeveld
Baby Beads Over Breasts 1
sumi ink, oil, collage on gessoed paper
2014
22 " x  30 " 
Black Breast, Fur Coat by Linda Vredeveld
Black Breast, Fur Coat
paper dolls. collage on paper
2014
21 " x  15 " 
Square Red Breast by Linda Vredeveld
Square Red Breast
oil on gesso on paper
2013
22 1/2" x  22 1/2" 
Blue Collage (Pink Clothes) by Linda Vredeveld
Blue Collage (Pink Clothes)
ink, pencil, paper dolls on paper
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Blue Torso by Linda Vredeveld
Blue Torso
mixed media collage on paper
2012
30 " x  22 " 
White Drawing by Linda Vredeveld
White Drawing
gesso, ink on paper
2014
22 " x  30 " 
Blue Tie, Yellow Skirt by Linda Vredeveld
Blue Tie, Yellow Skirt
ink, oil, gesso, paper dolls on paper
2013
30" x  22" 
Winnie's Wardrobe - Light Blue by Linda Vredeveld
Winnie's Wardrobe - Light Blue
paper dolls, pencil, collage on paper
2014
11 1/4 11 1/4 " x  15 " 
Winnie's Wardrobe - Red by Linda Vredeveld
Winnie's Wardrobe - Red
paper dolls, collage on paper
2014
11 1/4 " x  15 " 
Black Breast (Baby Carriage) by Linda Vredeveld
Black Breast (Baby Carriage)
mixed media collage on paper
2013
15" x  15" 
White Breast (Rain) by Linda Vredeveld
White Breast (Rain)
ink, pencil, gesso on paper
2012
15" x  15" 
White Breast (Night Rain 1) by Linda Vredeveld
White Breast (Night Rain 1)
ink, pencil, gesso on paper
2012
15" x  15" 

Artist Statement

I describe my work as figurative abstraction, but I love the idea of it looking a bit like minimalist work, because there is an expectation that it involves a removed, intellectual exploration. Within this framework there are things that intrude upon expectations, like a candy color, or a shape that is uncomfortably familiar, or a sensual tactile quality, taking the work from an idealism into the minutia of the everyday.

 
I am taken with the idea of an artist working with a heroic, classical format like the torso, and it becoming a vessel that holds an approach, a mix of sensations, or a lifetime of perspectives.  While I diverge into other figurative elements, I always return to the torso and breast, looking at shape and form, but also (in the last several years) skin – freckles and spots – markings lying on and under the surface. The idea of a grandiose artistic endeavor involving  something personal or private (a bulge or fold, a group of freckles) is a great intersection for me. 

Artist Bio / CV
Linda Vredeveld is an abstract figurative painter whose work has been exhibited in Chicago, St. Louis, Albuquerque as well as other cities in the Midwest.  Born and raised in Ann Arbor, she graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and received her M. F. A. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Most recently her work was featured in a solo exhibition at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, in “Think Small” at the Illinois State Museum, a group show featuring small works by Illinois artists, and at The University of Missouri - St. Louis’s Gallery 210 in the  “Exposure 8” exhibition.  Her work has been reviewed in The Chicago Reader, Dialogue, The Chicago Tribune, and The St. Louis Post Dispatch. Her work has been represented by Locus Gallery in St. Louis, and Chicago galleries Gescheidle, Lyons Weir, and Gwenda Jay.

Vredeveld lives in Alton with her husband, Eric Shultis, also an artist, and their two children, Arlo and Zora.  She is an adjunct professor at St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley.