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Linda Loh

Linda Loh

Artist Bio:

Linda Loh is a visual artist working between New York City and Melbourne, Australia. Her multimedia works navigate the elusive form and materiality of digital space with transformed sources of light. In 2012 she received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Expanded Studio Practice) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. She has had solo and group exhibitions around Australia and in the USA, with works curated into projection festivals, public LED billboard projects, online events, screenings, art galleries and more. She has undertaken several artist residencies around the world, including NARS in New York City, in 2018. In 2021 she completed a Master of Fine Art in Computer Arts, at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is subsequently participating in several exhibition projects.

Artist Statement:

I am preoccupied by ideas around light-based phenomena. I’m curious about the relationship of light to altered states of consciousness, sensations of boundarylessness and infinity, and whether representation of things elusive and ephemeral can be a metaphor for experiences of transcendence. Digital media and projections are themselves like the slippery nature of mind.

Using digital tools, I distort and transform photographs and videos that mostly originate from everyday sources of light. The results are abstract composites of indeterminate forms, perhaps slow moving, often colorful, and usually retaining their inherent luminosity. Little is obvious for the rational mind to grasp.

I relate my work to the “technological sublime”, an extension of the romantic sublime period of art history, which has themes of awe and wonder.  Expanding this, I recently researched Neoplatonism, a lesser known corner of ancient philosophy, yet one that has influenced both Eastern and Western traditions. I was rewarded to unveil many of the above themes. It is validating that Western culture has, after all, long recognised ineffable experiences as an intrinsic part of human psychology. That these ideas might be re-emerging feels like a fitting conversation to participate in while I navigate this luminous, numinous digital space.

Career Highlights

Notable Exhibitions
Solo and Duo Exhibitions and Projects: 2021 Agog-alyptic, NewArt.City (Online) [USA] Beyond Agog, Cool Change Contemporary, Perth [AUS] ContinuEd Project Space, School of Visual Arts, (Online) New York [USA] 2019 Celestial Bodies, by Jude Collective and Imperial Bodega, Seventeen Studios, New York [USA] Painting in the Landscape, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne [AUS] 2018 Phone Booth, Arcade Project Space, Melbourne [AUS] 2016 Deliria, (with Naomi Nicholls), Tinning Street Presents, Melbourne [AUS] Popup window installation, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne [AUS] 2014 Kumo Projection Space, N/A Space, Melbourne [AUS] Seventh Gallery, Night Screen, Melbourne [AUS] 2011 Illuminosity, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne [AUS] 2010 Mark, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne [AUS] Group Exhibitions and Projects: 2022 UN/CUBE X VR Six || Universes, UN/CUBE Gallery (Online) [Zurich, Switzerland] home <\body>, Public Access Memories Gallery (Online) [USA] 2021 Do the Liminal Space! SVA MFACA Exhibition, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York [USA] The Sublime 3.0: Fear and Awe, Agora Digital Art, pavilion of The Wrong Biennale No 5 (Online) Orbiting the Glitch, curated by Rafailia Thiraiou, in collaboration with collective glitch.cool, NewArt.City (Online) Essence /Absence, curated by Matteo Campulla, pavilion of The Wrong Biennale No 5 (Online) SPACE:LIGHT Alternate Reality, The Culture Lab LIC, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, New York [USA] Before We Begin, Again, SVA MFACA Thesis Exhibition, SVA Galleries (Online), New York [USA] 2020 Pulling Down the Heavens, SVA MFACA Exhibition, SVA Galleries (Online), New York [USA] Looking Forward While Looking Back: A Part of it All, NARS Foundation, New York [USA] Silent Screen, Supernova Digital Animation Festival “World on Fire”/Denver Digerati, Denver [USA] Chromatophores, SVA Galleries Juried Exhibition, New York [USA] SVA COVID Collection, School of Visual Arts Archives, New York [USA] FIREWALL, The Roz Projects live stream event, New York [USA] COVIDEO-19, Undercurrent, New York [USA] Light Windows, Various locations, Holocenter, New York [USA] PROJECT(ion), Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, Mississippi [USA] 2019 I ____ America and America ____ Me!, SVA MFACA Exhibition, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York [USA] Sunset Park Wide Open, Open studio at J Studios, New York [USA] Victoria Street, Victoria, The Wandering Room, Melbourne [AUS] West Projections Festival, Melbourne [AUS] Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne [AUS] Abyss, The Wandering Room, Melbourne [AUS] Compact, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne [AUS] Captivity, Syntax Projects, New York [USA] 2018 Sixteen Memos for the Next Millennium, NARS Foundation, New York [USA] Slippery When, Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster, Melbourne [AUS] Where Are You Going, Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne [AUS] 2017 Curation for Inside The Artist’s Studio with Aaron Scheer, (by invitation), part of The Wrong Digital Art Biennial, OffSiteProject.org [Online] Cube Art Project, (by invitation), Lincoln, Nebraska [USA] Feature artist, Horizon festival of arts and culture, Sunshine Coast, QLD Digital Graffiti Festival, Finalist, Alys Beach, Florida [USA] Lunar New Year Art Projections, Banyule City Council, Melbourne [AUS] Bluestonia: Local – 24/7, Brunswick East, Melbourne [AUS] 2016 Summer Salon, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne [AUS] Feature artist, Horizon festival of arts and culture, Sunshine Coast, QLD The Spaces are as important as the words, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne [AUS] Digital Graffiti Festival, Finalist, Alys Beach, Florida [USA] Substation 100 Years, Newport Substation, Melbourne [AUS] 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, New Media Award Exhibition, Finalist, QLD Uni. Sunshine Coast Gallery, Preview of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, QLD [AUS] Paradise Cinema, Paradise Music, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, VIC [AUS] Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival, Digital Arts Program, QLD [AUS] Modern Sky Festival, New York City [USA] Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne [AUS] Pivotonian Cinema, Figment Geelong [AUS] 2014 Autonomy, Screen Series, Blindside Art Space, Melbourne [AUS] in.ter.face, Presented by Coalesce ARI, D11 at Docklands, Melbourne [AUS] RMIT Lightscapes Project, White Night Festival, Melbourne [AUS] Wall Projections, RMIT White Night Festival, Melbourne [AUS] Daylesford Residency Exhibition, D11 at Docklands, Melbourne [AUS] Spill, Curated by Anna Daly, Tasma Gallery, Melbourne [AUS] See Headspace. 2013 Bah Humbug, D11 at Docklands, Melbourne [AUS] Belle Arti Prize, Chapman Bailey Gallery, Melbourne [AUS] Supporters’ Exhibition, D11 at Docklands, Melbourne [AUS] 2012 Headspace, RMIT Graduation Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne [AUS] Span, Stockroom Galleries, Kyneton, VIC [AUS] Interventions Rejecting the Spectrum – Curtin House, Melbourne [AUS] 2011 Intoxication – Off the Kerb, Melbourne [AUS] 2010 Linden Postcards – Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne [AUS] 2009 Ideas from the Studio – Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes, VIC [AUS] Black and White, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne [AUS] Residencies: 2018 Artist in Residence, October-December, New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS), Brooklyn, [USA] Artist in Residence, July-August, Arteles Creative Centre, Finland 2013 Artist in Residence Cherrycake Studios, Penang, Malaysia
Awards / Publications
Publications and references: 2021 Chan, Karen Y., and Ramage, Whitney, editors. Abyss, Caddisfly Project, Vol. 03, 2021, Brooklyn, NY. 2020 Chan, Karen Y., and Ramage, Whitney, editors. Transitions, Caddisfly Project, Vol. 01, 2020, Brooklyn, NY. 2019 Article West Projections highlights Time Out Melbourne 17/07/19 2017 Digital Arts Online UK news by Neil Bennett, March 06, 2017. 2014 End Paper, by Polar, curated by Michelle Gordon and Sarah Barrow Review Art Attack segment, Smartarts program, RRR radio, Melbourne, 03/05/2014 2011 Review Art Attack segment, Smartarts program, RRR radio, Melbourne, 08/09/2011 2010 Article The Age, p.13, Dylan Rainforth, 25/05/2010 Awards: 2021 School of Visual Arts, NYC, MFA Computer Arts Award for academic and creative excellence School of Visual Arts, NYC, MFA Computer Arts Thesis Finishing Grant 2020 School of Visual Arts, NYC, MFA Computer Arts Award for academic and creative excellence 2019 Merit scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York [USA] 2010 RMIT Travel Grant, New York Study Tour 2010 RMIT Union Arts, Cultural Arts Grant

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