Solo & 2-Artist Exhibitions
2020 Linda Gass: and then this happened..., (solo) Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
2018 Reticulation, (2-artist) Bullseye Projects Gallery, Emeryville, CA
2015 Creative Ecology: Linda Gass–What we Discovered at Cooley Landing, (Solo), Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2014 Bird’s Eye View: Aerial Art, (2-Artist), Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA
2010 Worlds, (2-Artist), Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2004 No Swimming, (Solo), Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA


Transparent Trespasses, (Solo), The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA
Selected Invitational Exhibitions
2024 Big Basin Art About Exhibition, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA
Wildfire+Water, Playa Summer Lake, Summer Lake, OR
2023 Under Water, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
The Power of Empathy, Virtual Exhibition by Women Eco Artists Dialog
2022 Dissolve, Institute and Museum of California Art, UC Irvine, CA
Fire Transforms, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
35 x 35, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2021 Art On the Edge: From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration, Peninsula Museum of Art, San Bruno, CA
Making Waves, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sources of Solace, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
2020 FIRE, DVC Art Gallery, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
2019 Fragile Blue Marble, Artik Art & Architecture, San Jose CA
Our Community Prepares, Acts of Nature Then and Now, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos, CA
2018 Art Responds: The Wine Country Fires, 1252 Gallery, Napa, CA
The Nature of a Stitch, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Waterlines, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
2017 Detritus, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Three Left Coast Artists: Linda Gass, Gyongy Lakey, Linda MacDonald, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA
Rise Up: Art as Action, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2016 The California Art Quilt Revolution, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, CA
Demarcate: Territorial shift in personal and societal mapping, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Burning Ice, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
2014 Above & Below: Stories From our Changing Bay, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2013 By Mainly Unexpected Means, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Works on Water, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
2012 Art + Life, Gallery Commonweal, Bolinas, CA
Delta Waters, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
2011 Reflections on Water, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Green: the Color and the Cause, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
2010 Sew New: Contemporary Art Quilts, Osilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
New Shades of Green, Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2009 Still Water, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta GA
Seeing Green: Visions of a Changing Planet, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
2007 Mapping the Territory, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
Vanishing Borders: Contemporary Environmental Art, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
2006 On Mapping: New Perspectives with a Common Thread, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Expo Magic Quilt, La Sucriére, Lyon, France
2005 Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Art Quilts, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Public Art / Art in Public Places
2023 San Jose, Vitalia Apartments Affordable Housing, glass window design
2021 City of Los Altos, Community Center (2 mural designs as part of team)
2019 Alameda County, Alameda County Department of Environmental Health (3 artworks)
2017 East Palo Alto, The Living Shoreline Community Engaged Land Art Installation at Cooley Landing
2016 City of Palo Alto, Art in Public Places Collection, acquired Treatment print for permanent collection
2015 Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Art Collection (3 artworks)
2013 Alameda County: one of five semi-finalists, San Lorenzo Library Renovation Project
2012 U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Art in Embassies program; 9 framed artworks loaned
2011 City of Palo Alto, Art in Public Places Collection, acquired Wetlands Musings for permanent collection
2009 City of Lafayette, Public Library, acquired On the Edge I for permanent collection
Museum & PERMANENT Collections
Langson Institute and Museum of California Art, acquired When we listen to the watershed and Wetlands Take Over for permanent collection, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
International Quilt Museum, acquired After the Gold Rush for permanent collection, Lincoln, NE
Kaiser Redwood City Medical Building, acquired six digital prints for their collection, Redwood City, CA
UCSF Precision Cancer Medicine Building, Mission Bay, acquired In Transition for permanent collection, San Francisco, CA
University of Chicago Medicine, acquired 3 artworks for permanent collection, Chicago, IL
Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health, acquired 2 artworks for permanent collection, Palo Alto, CA
Kapor Center for Social Impact, acquired Land Use Series for their collection, Oakland, CA
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, acquired On the Edge II for permanent collection, San Jose, CA
Pacific Gas and Electric, acquired 3 artworks for new LEED Certified Building, San Ramon, CA
Selected Juried Exhibitions
2016 Emerge/Evolve 2016, Bullseye Projects Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 Security Question, Hazel Wolf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 Quilt National '99, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
Awards & Artist Residencies
2023 Wildfire + Water Artists and Scientists Collaborating for Change Playa Summer Lake Artist Residency
Big Basin Art About Artist Residency, Big Basin State Park
2021 Belle Foundation Individual Artist Grant
2015 Creative Ecology Art + Science Residency, Palo Alto Art Center and Junior Museum and Zoo
2013 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award, Education Category, for Shaped by Water Exhibition
2012 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation
2010 Artist Laureate Award, Arts Council Silicon Valley (now Silicon Valley Creates)
2007 Artist in Residence, Cubberley Artist Studio Program, City of Palo Alto, CA
1999 Rookie Award, Quilt National '99, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH
2011 Shaped by Water: Past, Present & Future, traveling educational and art exhibition: Los Altos History Museum, Los Gatos History Museum and History San Jose.
2007 Intimate Apparel, traveling art exhibition: Pi Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN & U Mass Dartmouth, MA.
Selected Bibliography & Publications
2024 In Stitches, Punch Magazine, February 2024
2023 Genre-Defying Art: Textiles and Maps, Bay Nature Magazine, Winter 2023
Art x Climate, Fifth National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program (artwork featured on cover of Adaptation Section)
Art and climate science collide at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, San Francisco Examiner, December 15, 2023
Museum Quality: Exploring Art Quilts, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Schiffer Publishers (pp 94-97)
Palo Alto Art Center goes 'Under Water' for the latest in its series on climate change, Palo Alto Weekly, February 17, 2023
2022 How Climate Change Changed My Life, BBC News - The Cultural Frontline, October 8, 2022
See How California Artists Process Wildfires Through Their Work, Smithsonian Magazine, October 2022
Processing the Trauma of Wildfires Through Art, Hyperallergic, October 2022
Meet Linda Gass | Environmental Artist and Activist, Shoutout LA, August 2022
Langson IMCA to Present Two Concurrent Exhibitions This Fall, Broadway World Costa Mesa, July 29, 2022
2021 Sea Change: Artists Open our eyes to exquisite ocean beauty and the perils these waters face (686KB PDF), American Craft Magazine, Summer Issue
  Art and Design Fundamentals by Steven Bleicher, Oxford University Press.
  Photo Gallery: WEAD Artists Portfolio, WEAD Magazine, Issue 12, October 2021.
  Craft in America kicks off 2021 with ‘Making Waves: Craft and Ocean Ecology’ ArtFix Daily News
  Silicon Valley Reads: Euphrat exhibit provides ‘Sources of Solace' Mercury News, Jan. 16, 2021
  Artists to Watch: Deborah Fell, Dianne Firth, Linda Gass, Bonnie Peterson, Art Quilt Quarterly #22, Studio Art Quit Associates. pp. 22-25
2020 Linda Gass + Survival Architecture @ MCD, SquareCylinder, February 28, 2020
In Review: Linda Gass: and then this happened... (848KB PDF) Surface Design Journal, Spring 2020 (pp. 62-64)
A Stitch in Time (José Romussi, Linda Gass, Jessica Rankin, Bisa Butler), Artists Magazine September 2020
Linda Gass: Stitched Paintings, Content Magazine. Jan/Feb 2020
Die Artivism Linda Gass Kunst trifft Aktivismus, Patchwork Professional 04/2020
Linda Gass: and then this happened...Solo exhibition explores climate change (385KB PDF), SAQA Journal, 2020 Volume 30, No. 1
Exploring the ways that creative individuals are addressing issues of climate change (716KB PDF), Sierra Club Yodeler, Spring 2020
Linda Gass: and then this happened... at the Museum of Craft and Design, Fiber Art Now, January 23, 2020
2019 Climate Change Told With Needle and Thread, Rachael Myrow, KQED Arts, December 21, 2019
Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation, Schiffer Publishers (p. 155)
Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community and Creativity, Thomas Knauer, Storey Publishing, LLC
Environmental Art Calendar 2020, Amber Lotus Publishers
2018 All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey, pp. 294-5, National Geographic Publishers
Color, texture, nature on gallery’s exhibit schedule, Walla Walla Union Bulletin, August 23, 2018
Waterlines, Los Gatos Magazine, January 2018 issue
2017 Living Art Growing in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto Weekly, February 22, 2017
An Artist’s Sense of Place, FiberArtNow, Fall 2017
Cover art for Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart book of poetry by Heidi Greco
Eureka at Thirty Years: Fleishhacker Foundation Artist Fellowships, forward by Christian L. Frock
2016 Quilts Help Stitch Together New Perception of East Palo Alto’s Cooley Landing, Rachael Myrow, KQED, April 14, 2016
Beauty in Truth, Earth Island Journal, Spring 2016
Cooley Landing Life Inspires Artist, San Jose Mercury News, January 18, 2016
Gorgeous Stitched Paintings Depict Environmental Destruction, Kate Horowitz, Mental Floss Magazine
Huge art extravaganza in San Jose includes two dozen artists from the Peninsula, Palo Alto Daily News, Sept 14, 2016
2015 Earthy Artist, Interviewed by Spencer Christian, ABC News Bay Area March 23, 2015
East Palo Alto: Artist Residency at Cooley Landing, Kevin Kelly, Palo Alto Daily News, June 3, 2015
Blending Art and the Environment, Sal Pizarro, San Jose Mercury News, June 3, 2015
Review: Cooley Landing - Linda Gass, by Michal Gavish, SF Art News, December 19, 2015
2014 Sufi Journal Environment Issue, Khaniqah Nimatullahi Publications
Bird's Eye View, SacTown Magazine, August September 2014 issue
Take in 'A Bird's Eye View', Village Life Newspaper, August 19, 2014
2013 Environmental Art Calendar 2014, Amber Lotus Publishers
Art in Defense of Nature by Carol Doup Miller, Stanford Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013
2012 Artist Linda Gass immersed in love of water by Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 2012
Three Left Coast Artists by Barbara Shapiro, Textile Society of America Proceedings, September 2012
Water World, by Rebecca Wallace, Palo Alto Weekly, March 30, 2012
The Sky's the Limit at "Delta Waters" Art Show Stockton Record, March 1, 2012
Cover art for Essentials of Landscape Ecology by Kimberly With et al, Oxford University Press
2011 Contemporary Color: Theory & Use, 2nd Edition, by Steven Bleicher, Delmar Cengage Learning
InReview Green: A color and a cause (689 KB PDF) by Marilyn Millstone, Surface Design Journal Fall 2011
Bombs Away: Fun with fabrics Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2011
2010 Creative Flow: Three Activist Artists by Sally Hansell, Fiberarts Summer 2010
500 Art Quilts, by Ray Hemachandra and Karey Bresenham, Lark Books
Review: Still Water, Atlanta by Lucas Carpenter, Art Papers Jan/Feb 2010, p. 50-51
Cover Art and Artist Profile (369 KB PDF file) Art Calendar April 2010
2009 The Map As Art, by Katharine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press
Innovative Quilts: Painting with Thread, AmericanStyle, February 2009
Sustainability Report 2009, cover art and interior illustration, CH2M Hill
2008 Author of Radical Self-Expression: The Costumes of Burning Man, Fiberarts Jan/Feb 2008
Review: She Made It! by Jack Van Zandt, Silicon Valley Metro, October 22, 2008.
Featured artist in the contemporary art issue of The Bear Deluxe Magazine #28 Fall 2008 / Winter 2009
2009 Environmental Art Calendar, Amber Lotus Publishers in conjunction with
2006 Cover Art, Previews and Sampling Sections Fiberarts (PDF) Summer 2006.
2005 Art Notes by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle. January 11, 2005
Art Quilts: A Celebration, introduction by Robert Shaw. Lark Books
2004 Fiberarts Design Book Seven, Published by Lark Books
2003 In Review (PDF) Surface Design Journal Volume 27 No. 3
The Big Book of Quilting, by Cassia Farkas. Main Street Publishing
2000 Batik : For Artists & Quilters by Eloise Piper. Hand Books Press
1999 The Best in Contemporary Quilts: Quilt National, 1999. Lark Books
Selected Public Speaking
2023 Panelist with Xavier Cortada and Kris May for "Art x Climate" After Dark, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2022 Long Now Member Ignite Talk View on YouTube.
Sinton Lecture for the de Young Museum Textile Arts Council View on YouTube.
2021 Craft in America Center virtual presentation. View on YouTube.
Textile Talks, virtual presentation. View on YouTube.
2019 The Foster Museum, Palo Alto, CA. View on YouTube.
San Jose Museum of Quits and Textiles, San Jose, CA
2018 Kingsley Art Club, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
2017 Keynote Speaker for California Map Society Conference, Stanford, CA
Panelist for Anthropocene Initiative Society of Women Geographers, Triennial Conference, Asilomar, CA
2016 Los Altos High School History Week
2015 Humanist Community of Silicon Valley Sunday Forum. View video on Vimeo.
2013 Panelist for Arts In Silicon Valley, moderator: Barbara Goldstein, Alliance of Artist Communities 2013 Conference, San Jose
2010 Plenary Speaker, Delta Stewardship Council Bay-Delta Science Conference, Sacramento, CA
2009 Invited Speaker, The Costumes of Burning Man, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA. View video clip.
2005 Textile Arts Council of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2004 Guest in two episodes of Simply Quilts, Home and Garden Television Network
Professional Affiliations
Baulines Craft Guild, Master Member, 2008 - 2016
Black Rock Arts Foundation, Advisory board member 2005-2015
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, member of Board of Directors 2001 - 2003
Society of Women Geographers, member since 2020
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Juried Artist Member since 1999
Surface Design Association, Member since 1997, Southwest Regional Representative 2001 - 2009
Textile Arts Council, deYoung Museum of San Francisco, Member since 1999, Board Member 2003 - 2007
Women Eco Artists Dialog, Member since 2008
Bay Area Public Art Academy, Certificate of Completion received January 2010 Sponsored by the Northern California Public Art Administrators Network
MS Computer Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Art Course work: Digital Typography with Chuck Bigelow, Calligraphy with Kris Holmes, Advanced Black and White Photography with Joel Leivick
BS Mathematical Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Art Course work: Life Drawing, Basic Design with Matt Kahn, Black and White Photography with Mariam Ring, History of Modern Art, History of Renaissance Art

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