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Linda Pochesci

Website

https://lindapochesci.com

Biography

I grew up in New Jersey. My undergraduate degree in art was from Montclair State University. I moved to Boston and attended graduate school at Massachusetts College of Art.
I have been awarded a major grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for the 2019 year.
I was also awarded a Dodge Foundation award in 1995 as part of their “Artist Initiative” program.
I have exhibited extensively in galleries and small museums and was included in Deborah Forman?s book Cape Cod Artists: People and Places.
I live and work at Fenway Studios in Boston.

Artist Statement

I grew up in New Jersey. My father was a construction worker and often took me to the job sites to see the big buildings he was working on. As we would walk around, my father was always pointing out the different angles to the building and how they reflected light and created shadows. I did not realize it then, but it gave me context for space and light. In many ways, I see through my father?s eyes.
I am drawn to architectural forms and how they contain and reflect the world around me. They form a narrative about time, place and memory. I construct my work out of my everyday surroundings. I take elements of different realities and place them together so that they create a new reality. I live in Boston and spend a great deal of time on Cape Cod. I am influenced by both places. I had a small cottage on the outer cape that figures prominently in some of my work. The landscape, light and architecture speak to me about the poetics of space.
I am currently doing paintings that deal with the Italian hill towns my grandparents emigrated from at the beginning of the 20th century. I was fortunate to be awarded a Pollock-Krasner grant to fund the trips and materials I will need to accomplish this series.

Gallery Affiliations

Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI

Professional Affiliations

Pollock/Krasner Fellow
Dodge Grant Fellow

Awards

Pollock/Krasner Grant recipient 2019
Geraldine Dodge Grant recipient

Artworks in Museums and Collections

Fidelity Investments
Rider University
Aegis Fund
Charles River Labs

Teachers

Mel Leipzig
George Nick

Education

Montclair State University – BA in Art
Massachusetts College of Art – MFA in Painting