Linda Kamille Schmidt creates fabric installations with layers of colorful transparent panels. Her work recalls celebrations, marches, banners and fairs, while simultaneously functioning as an incubator for thought and contemplation. Inspired by makers, quilters and seamstresses with sewing and design skills that have been passed down through generations in her family, she works intuitively, piecing together a mix of transparent and opaque fabrics and other materials that interact with each other, creating space and capturing ambient light and air. The result is a geometric structure that facilitates beautiful color mixtures, lighting transitions and gentle movement. There is a gestural and ephemeral quality as many of the edges are unfinished and frayed.
Schmidt is originally from Kansas and received an MA in drawing and an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa. Solo and Group shows have included Main Window Dumbo (NYC), Art Mora (Ridgefield Park, NJ; Seoul, South Korea; New York, NY), Denise Bibro Fine Art (New York, NY), Praxis Gallery (New York, NY), Readywipe Gallery (Holyoke, MA), Saunders’s Farm (Garrison, NY), Ground Floor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Curious Matter (Jersey City, NJ), Ann Street Gallery (Newburgh, NY), Chazou Gallery (British Columbia), Cheryl Hazen Gallery (New York, NY), State of the Arts Gallery (Hong Kong), AIR Gallery (New York, NY) and other venues. She is represented in collections around the world.