Study for Slab #21, 2001
Pencil and watercolor on paper
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
Retail Value: $2,500
Linda Besemer’s paintings reference critical theory, feminism, objecthood, decoration and finish fetish, often questioning the forms and underlying signifying practices of modernism, abstraction and the two-dimensionality of the medium. Besemer’s paintings have been featured in numerous museums, most notably: The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Museum of Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Albright Knox Museum, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. She is also exhibiting internationally in England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Mexico. Besemer is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, the George and Eliza Howard Foundation Grant in Painting, and the Chuck Close Rome Prize in Painting, from the American Academy in Rome. Besemer earned her BA and BFA from Indiana University and her MFA from Tyler School of Art. She lives and works in Los Angeles.