Linda Cunningham


CAAF Residency st[art]@Art Central, January РMarch 2010




A prairie girl, Linda was born in the middle of a Winnipeg blizzard and arrived in Calgary as a child. After attending local schools and enrolling at the University of Calgary, Linda decided to explore the world, living in both Ottawa and Vancouver.

Moving to New York City, Linda returned to formal education to complete a Certificate in Interior Design at Parsons School of Design and practiced briefly before returning to Calgary, where she volunteered at the XV Olympic Winter Games, ran an independent design consulting practice, and began teaching knitting and executing commissions.

Another move, this time to suburban Washington, DC, introduced her to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, and she added spinning, dyeing, and felting to her arsenal of fibre techniques. Returning again to Calgary, she obtained a Master of Environmental Design degree at the University of Calgary.

Working as a full-time visual artist for the past three years, Linda continues to incorporate her artistic pursuits and skills into formal bookbinding, artists books, and installation projects. While in residence in Art Central, she will complete two large-scale fibre works and develop an interactive book project.