Linda Broadfoot had planned to major in biology and at one point considered pursuing a career in architecture. She worked as a nurse as she studied for her BA degree in art history from the University of North Florida. Her varied interests and experiences in science and the arts coalesce in photographic studies of insects and plant forms and most recently, the creation of an Artists’ book, INSECTA.
Broadfoot has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe and her work is held in many private, public and corporate collections including the Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Audubon Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Her work is also held in many Rare Book Collections including those at UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Colorado and University of Utah. Recent exhibitions include Counterclockwise – Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, Galerie Image, Aarhous, Denmark, Anamalia Venustiora / Beautiful Creatures, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, and “Linda L. Broadfoot – Recent Work, Sol Mednick Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Among the awards and honors she has received are Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, 2000 and currently 2008, Florida Artist Enhancement Grants, 2004 and 2005, Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Grant, 2001, Fellowship Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York, and Community Foundation Individual Artist Grants, Jacksonville 2001, 2003 and 2007. She currently holds the position of Artist in Residence for Duval County, Florida.
Representing Broadfoot’s work are John Stevenson Gallery and Sears-Peyton Gallery in New York, Weston Gallery in Carmel, California, Oswald Gallery in Austin, Texas and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho. Of her work, Broadfoot states, “It is my hope that, beyond its descriptive or decorative character, this work possesses the honest simplicity and clarity to reveal nature’s creation of its own art.”