Judith Linhares

Based in New York since 1979, Judith Linhares (b. 1940) grew up cavorting in the forests and ranches of Pasadena, CA and studied art in Oakland, CA during the political and social revolution of the 1960s. Her technicolor paintings of wild, dominating women who hunt, camp, cook and ride naked on horseback are rooted in the alternative commune societies of the American West Coast, the propagation of Jungian psychology and dream research in San Francisco, as well as art movements including the Bay Area Figurative, California Funk Art and Assemblage. For Linhares, whose exhaustive journals of her own dreams over the past 40 years were recently acquired by the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC, the absurd logic of dreams and fairy tales provide inspiration for her paintings that teeter between fantasy and reality. Linhares’ works are also featured in the public collections of the Whitney Museum, New York, NY; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; and the The Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and multiple grants from the National Endowments for the Arts, Linhares most recently won the prestigious 2017 Artist Award from the Artists’ Legacy Foundation. Linhares is represented by Various Small Fires in Los Angeles, CA and Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco, CA, where she is the focus of a concurrent solo exhibition of historic works.

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