LINDA GANJIAN is an Armenian American artist who specializes in multimedia works, particularly sculptural installations. Her work blends Western and West Asian aesthetics to create vivid images that appear couched in childhood experience and decorative exuberance.
Ganjian was born in 1970 in Brighton, Massachusetts, and raised in the suburbs of Boston. She received her B.A. (with a major in painting) from Bard College in 1992 and her M.F.A. from Hunter College CUNY in 1998.
Her work has been exhibited in NYC, New Jersey, the Netherlands, Scotland and Armenia. Some highlights include: the Brooklyn Museum of Art ("Open House: Working in Brooklyn" 2004), Stedelijk museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Holland (2001), eyewash@Fishtank Gallery ("Four-Squared" 2003), Schroeder-Romero gallery ("Somewhere Outside It" 2005), Annina Nosei Gallery ("Everland" 2005), Stefan Stux gallery ("Irrational Exuberance" 2004), Art in General ("Between the Acts" 1997), PS122 ("Imaginary Friends" 1998), the Rotunda Gallery ("Cities and Desire" 2001), and Free Gallery, Glasglow, Scotland ("Majority Rules, Part I and II").
She has received grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2005); Artslink (2001); the ARPA foundation (2001); the Gunk Foundation (February 2002) for the No Live Girls project, a fellowship to Hall Farm Center (2005), Millay Colony (2004), and Vermont Studio Center (2003).
She had her first one-person show in New York at eyewash@Gallery Boreas in Williamsburg (March 2006).