lindabrant@msn.com 


EDUCATION

 

2014       MFA   Visual Art, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

1998       Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

1991       M.S.   Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

1988       B.A.   Psychology/Visual Art, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

 

STATEMENT
 

My art work examines the ways in which people honor or do not honor nonhuman animals following their deaths.  While companion animals are frequently grieved and honored, those that we depend on for food and other products are rarely recognized.  With a few noteworthy exceptions, the deaths of farm animals, laboratory animals and wild animals go virtually unnoticed.  What makes one species worthy of honoring and another unworthy?  What implications do our values and judgements about nonhumans have for humanity?  I explore these issues through photography, sculpture and interactive projects.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

 

2019     Monument or anti-monument? Reflections on the creation of a monument for animals we do not mourn. Project presentation at the 4th Biennial Living with Animals Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.
 

2018     Remembering Animals: Rituals, Artifacts and Narratives Surrounding Animal Death.  The Art Galleries of California State University at Northridge. Group exhibition February 10- March 24, http://www.rememberinganimals.art/
 

2017     The Unmourned. Photo essay published in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture,

Volume 40, pages 101-106. 

 

2017     A Monument for Animals We Do Not Mourn. Project presentation at the 3rd Biennial Living with Animals Conference at Eastern Kentucky University, March 2017.
 

2017     The Unmourned, poem and six photographs in Margo DeMello (Ed.) Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death, Michigan State University Press.

 

2016     Art Educator, Downtown Arts District, Orlando, FL. Development and coordination of monthly educational workshops and monthly gallery exhibitions for the Young Artists Group, ages 15-21, in the Orlando, Florida area. Funded by Artegon Marketplace (12 months).
 

2016     Creativity Grant awarded by the Culture and Animals Foundation for continued support of project entitled:  Monument to Animals We Do Not Mourn

           

2015     Creativity Grant awarded by the Culture and Animals Foundation to launch project entitled:  Monument to Animals We Do Not Mourn
 

2015     American Pet Cemetery Gravestone Image Pairings: A Visual Strategy for Exploring Interspecies Relationships. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial Living with Animals Conference at Eastern Kentucky University, March 2015.
 

2015     Mourning the Unknown and Honoring the Unmourned. Poster presentation and art display exhibited at the 2nd Biennial Living with Animals Conference at Eastern Kentucky University, March 2015.

 

2014     Honoring, Contradiction and Chance in American Pet Cemetery Gravestones: Visual Art. Meets Human-Animal Studies.  Paper presented at the 2014 International Conference on Nonhumans at the University of California, Davis, Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group.  Web link: http://nonhumans.org/november-2014-conference/

 

2014     Selected photographs from my Pet Cemetery Gravestone Project exhibited at Beuhler Alumni Center, University of California, Davis, as part of the International Conference on Nonhumans.

 

2014     Featured Interview: Animals and Society Institute

http://www.animalsandsociety.org/blog/asinterview-november-2014-linda-brant

 

2014     Another Wheel of Fortune, an interactive sculpture and concept map, exhibited in the Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design as part of the annual Faculty Art Exhibition. Detail of interactive sculpture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osw3OSW9BMU

 

2014     Honoring Non-Human Animals, Presentation at Convening Culture Conference 2014: Connecting the Arts with Environmental Conservation, Vero Beach Museum of Art. Sponsored by Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Art, Inc.

 

2014     Honoring, Gratitude and Guilt, a solo exhibition featuring sculpture, photography and concept maps at the J.K. and Sarah Galloway Foundation Gallery, Winter Park, FL.

 

2013     WUCF 'Artisodes' program segment: Linda Brant (video) Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH97H9pl5_k

  

2013    Boning up: Using ancient and contemporary bone sculptures to explore complex psychological concepts. Presentation of paper and images at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and      Letters, Hope College, Holland, Michigan.

 


SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS
 

2014   Honoring, Gratitude and Guilt, J. K. and Sarah Galloway Foundation Gallery, Winter Park, FL

2012   Clay 2-D: Paintings and Sculpture by Linda Brant, Guinevere's at the Gallery at Avalon

           Island, Orlando, FL

2010   Transformation, Women’s Research Center Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017     DeLand Sculpture Walk, Sponsored by the Museum of Florida Art, Stetson University and the City of DeLand, DeLand, FL.                         Outdoor sculpture installed from 2017-2018.

2016     Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture, Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL.

2015     Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL. Photograph and two sculptures exhibited in the Selby

             Gallery  

2014     Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL. Another Wheel of Fortune, an interactive sculpture                     and concept map, exhibited in the Selby Gallery.

2014     I Believe, City Arts Factory, Orlando FL 

2013     DeLand Sculpture Walk, Sponsored by the Museum of Florida Art, Stetson University and the City of DeLand, DeLand, FL.                         Outdoor sculpture installed from 2011-2013.

2013     From Start to Finish, juried exhibit of work by members of the Florida Sculptor's Guild,Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL

2013    Paint the Town 2013, sponsored by Orlando Magazine, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL 

2011    2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL      

2011    Paint the Town 2011, sponsored by Orlando Magazine, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL

2010    Wild and Free: Sculpture and Paintings by Linda Brant and Saulius Jankauskas, Creative Spirit Art Gallery, Orlando, FL 

2010    Prima Materia: A juried sculpture exhibit, Creative Spirit Art Gallery, Orlando, FL

2010    The Art of Hope, Winter Park Heritage Center Winter Park, FL.  

2010    Florida Sculptor's Guild Exhibition, Terrace Gallery, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL

2009    Physicality, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.  


 

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and AWARDS

 

2016     Creativity Grant, Culture and Animals Foundation

2015     Creativity Grant, Culture and Animals Foundation

2015     Professional Development Grant, Ringling College of Art and Design

2014     Professional Development Grant, Ringling College of Art and Design

2014     Alumni Award: Lesley College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2010    President's Award, Florida Artist's Registry Juried Exhibition at the Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL

2009    Cheryl Bogdanowitsch Sculpture Award and Scholarship; Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL

2009    First Place, Sculpture. Crealde School of Art Annual Juried Student Exhibition

2009    Honorable Mention in Sculpture Category: DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

2008    President's Award, Artist's Registry Juried Exhibition at the Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL