Linda Ganjian is a Queens-based artist whose main pursuit has involved making large “table-top” sculptures comprised of hundreds of miniature forms, that are a reinterpretation of Middle Eastern and American craft traditions (carpets, quilts, calligraphy). For Jamaica Flux 2021, Ganjian will engage local architectural history as experienced through its residents. Her project, Postcards from Jamaica, will combine quotes and personal histories with drawings of significant neighborhood sites, as well as quotidian architecture that is vulnerable to redevelopment in an era of massive rezoning and change. Through community interviews that discuss memories of favorite buildings and sites, the artist will create a series of free, publicly-available postcards
Her work has been exhibited at Art in Buildings, NYC; Islip Art Museum, NY; Depo, Istanbul; Auxiliary Projects, Brooklyn; Artspace, New Haven, CT; National Academy of Design; Socrates Sculpture Park; Queens Museum; Storefront for Art and Architecture; Brooklyn Museum; and Stedelijk museum de Lakenhal, Holland. Grants/fellowships include Queens Council on the Arts (2017, 2011); Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2005); Artslink (2001); MacDowell Colony (2006); and Millay Colony (2004). Public art commissions include NYC School Construction Authority in 2014 and the NYC MTA in 2016. In 2019, she was a QCA ArtPort resident at LaGuardia Airport.
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