Joan Linder holds a B.F.A from Tufts University and an M.F.A from Columbia University. She uses a traditional quill pen and ink to create large-scale drawings of figures and objects. Some of the subject matter of these drawings include the politics of war; beauty disclosed in the close scrutiny of natural and man made structures; sexual identity and power; and the banality of mass produced domestic artifacts.
Linder has been exhibited in many galleries throughout the US. She has received several commissions including The Flora of Bensonhurst, which is six sets of laminated glass window drawing of plants observed near 71st St. Station in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. This piece was commissioned by NYC’s Metropolitan Transit Authority.
She is currently an Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo. Linder lives and works in Buffalo and Brooklyn, NY.