Resume

Linda Nelson Bryan

My textile art form is surface design:  hand-dyed silk clothing and scarves, quilted wall pieces, stitched drawing on paper. and appliqued clothing embellished with creative stitching.

Education

  • 1979 Banff Centre for the Arts, Fiberarts Interchange Program, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • 1974 M.A., Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 1971 B.S., Art Education, University of Minnesota, Mpls. MN

Gallery Affiliations

  • Art at 2402 Gallery, St.Paul, MN
  • Blue Lake Gallery, Duluth, MN
  • Textile Center of MN, Mpls, MN
  • Quince, St. Paul, MN
  • Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • Weisman Museum, Mpls, MN
  • Blue Iris Gallery, Duluth, MN
  • Kronos Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Local Color, Northfield, MN
  • Legacy, St.Paul, MN
  • Studio 56, Waconia, MN
  • Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, MN
  • Craft Connection Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  • Aesthetics, St. Paul, MN
  • Erica’s Gallery of Wearable Art, Mpls,  MN
  • Jahn Arts International, Mpls, MN
  • Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY
  • Masterworks Gallery, Highland Park, IL
  • Night Gallery, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Mindscape Gallery, Evanston, IL
  • Textile Arts International, Mpls, MN
  • Imprimatur Gallery, Mpls., MN
  • J. Hunt Gallery, Mpls., MN
  • Oxman’s Gallery, Mpls., MN

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008 Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2000 Homegrown Arts, Landmarket, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN
  • 1994 Artwear: Jahn Matter Arts, Mpls., MN
  • 1987 Cloister Gallery, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN
  • 1985 Breck School Gallery, Golden Valley, MN
  • 1983 Diane Darr Gallery, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
  • 1983 Edina Art Center, Edina, MN
  • 1981 NaGallery, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
  • 1979 Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  • 1977 Coffman Gallery 1, University of Minnesota, Mpls, MN
  • Schaeffer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
  • 1974 Northrup Galleries, University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN

Group Exhibitions

  • 2007-2013 A Common Thread, Joan Mondale Gallery,Textile Center of MN, Mpls, MN
  • 2004-2011 – Loring Park Art Festival, Mpls, MN
  • 2004-2013 – 60 on 50th- A Cultivated Art Show, Mpls, MN
  • 1999-2007 – Arts Off Raymond, Mpls – St Paul, MN
  • 1999-2010 – Art at 2402 – Collective Studio Tour, St Paul, MN
  • Alumni Exhibit, Larson Gallery, U of MN, St Paul, MN
  • 2000-2012 – Art at Ramsey, St Paul, MN
  • 1973-2006 – Minnesota Crafts Festival, St Paul, MN
  • 1972-2002 – Uptown Art Fair, Mpls, MN
  • 1997-2008 – John Micheal Kolhler Art Festival, Sheboygan, WI
  • 1998-2006 – Fiber/Metal Arts (MCC Fall Show), St Paul, MN
  • 1999 – Off the Wall, Quilts Midwest, Jax Gallery, Mpls,MN
  • 1999-2001 – OFF Raymond Rendezvous, St Paul, MN
  • Common Threads, Quilts Midwest, College of Visual Arts, St Paul, MN
  • 1998 Unitarian Society Gallery, Mpls., MN
  • Artwear in Motion, Textile Center of MN, St Paul, MN
  • 1997 Two Rivers Arts Expo, Des Moines, IA
  • 16 on the River, Bloomington, MN
  • Artwear in Motion, Textile Center of MN, St Paul, MN
  • 50th Birthday Exhibition, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • 1994 20/20 Vision, HGA Convergence, Mpls., MN
  • Textiles: Focus on Function, Deen Braathen Art, Mpls., Mn
  • The Nature of Crafts, Craft Connecion Gallery, St Paul, MN
  • 1993 Markets, Makers & La Mode, Costume Society of America Symposium
  • 1992-93 Fiber/Metal: MN, St Paul, MN
  • 1992 American Craft Expo, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Two Rivers Art Expo, Des Moine, IA
  • 1988-2000 American Craft Expo, St Paul/Mpls, MN
  • 1992 – W.A.R.M. Gallery, Mpls., MN
  • 1991 – A WARM Summer. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Mpls  MN
  • 1990 – Wearables, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
  • American Craft Expo, West Springfield, MA
  • 1990 – 16 on the River,Bloomington, MN
  • 1990 – WARM Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • 1985-90 – Fibers: MN, Mpls/St. Paul, MN
  • 1989 – John Micheal Kohler Gallery, Sheboygan, WI
  • 1989 – WARM Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • The Quest, Chester, NJ
  • 1989-95 – Two Rivers Art Expo, Des Moines Convention Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Tactile Journeys, North Suburban Art Center, Fridley, MN
  • 1988 – Masterworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Group Show, JoAnn Hanson Interiors, Mpls, MN
  • 1987 Art to Wear, Tamarack Gallery, Stillwater, MN
  • American Craft Exposition, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Artbreak, Calhoun Square, Mpls, MN
  • 1987 – 16 on the River, Bloomington, MN
  • 1986 Furniture and Lighting As Art, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington,
  • Art to Wear, Gallery C, Jewish Communtiy Center, Mpls, MN
  • 1973-2009 – Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
  • 1985 Artwear 85, WARM Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • 1984 Quilting: New Directions, Madison, WI
  • 1983 Stitchery International:83 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Not Your Typical Landscape Show, WARM Gallery, Mpls., MN
  • Art Center of Minnesota, Minnetonka, MN
  • 1982 Mindscape Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Groveland Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • 1981 Lake Superior Biennial, Tweed Museum, University of MN, Duluth, MN
  • Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota, Mpls, MN
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  • North Hennepin College, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • 1980 University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN
  • Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Duluth, M
  • Endion Station Gallery, Duluth, MN
  • Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN
  • 1979 Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Mindscape Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
  • 1978 – Bruce Gallery, Edinboro College, Edinboro, PA
  • 26 East Art Center, Tulsa, OK
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • Augsburg College, Mpls, MN
  • 1977 Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH
  • North Hennepin College, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St Paul, MN
  • Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
  • West Lake Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • 1975 Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
  • Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St Paul, MN
  • 118: An Art Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • 1974 – Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • Oxman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
  • 1974 – Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Minnesota Museum of Art, St Paul, MN
  • 1974 – Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • 1973 Minnesota Museum of Art, St Paul, MN
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St Paul, MN
  • 1973 – University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN
  • 1973 – Minnesota Museum of Art, St Paul, MN

Honors

  • 2015 Third Place Award – Fibers, Minnesota State Art Exhibit, MN State Fair, Falcon Heights, MN
  • 1988-2016 Judge, Crafts, Creative Activities, Minnesota State Fair, St.Paul, MN
  • 2008 Juror, Art at St. Kate’s, St Paul ,MN
  • 2000 Fiber Award, John Michael Kohler Art Festival, Sheboygan , WI
  • 1998 & 1999 Young Collectors Award, Wausau Festival of Arts, Wausau, WI
  • 1997 Fiber Award, John Michael Kohler Art Festival, Sheboygan, WI
  • 1992 Honors Award. Uptown Art Fair, Mpls., MN
  • 1991 Fiber Juror, Minnesota Art Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair,
  • 1990 Juror, Rosefete, Minneapolis Institue of Art
  • Juror, Color Rhythms, Needlework Guild of Minnesota
  • Juror, Fibers Minnesota: 90, Minnesota Crafts Council
  • Panelist, Artist Exhibition Selection Panel, WARM Gallery, Mpls, MN
  • 1989 Juror, Fibers Minnesota: 89, Minnesota Crafts Council
  • Peer Award, Fibers Minnesota:89, Minneapolis, MN
  • Artist Exhibition Selection Panel, WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1988 Peer Award, Fibers Minnesota:88, Mpls., MN
  • 1987 Peer Award, Fibers Minnesota:87, Mpls., MN
  • 1986 Cash Award, Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St. Paul
  • 1985 Governor’s Award for Excellence, Fiber Minnesota:85, Mpls.,MN
  • First Place, Peer Award, Fiber Minnesota:85, Mpls., NN
  • 1984 First Place, Quilting: New Directions, Madison, WI
  • 1983 Dorothy Patterson Memorial Award, Stitchery International ’83,
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1979 Winspeare Fellowship, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AL, Canada
  • 1977 First Award:Fiber, Minnesota Craft 77, Rochester Art Center,
  • Rochester, MN
  • Second Award, Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
  • 1976 Merit Award, Minnesota State Art Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
  • Purchase Award, North Hennepin College, Mpls., MN
  • 1973 Purchase Award, 2 Merit Awards, and Honorable Mention, Minnesota
  • Crafts Exhibition, MN Museum of Art, St.Paul, MN

Major Public and Private Collections  

  • St Paul Academy and Summit Schools
  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Suburban Hennepin Parks
  • Ramsey County Library – Shoreview
  • North Hennepin College
  • Prince
  • Norwest Corporation
  • Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota (15 )
  • University of Minnesota
  • North Hennepin College
  • Minnesota Museum of Art

Teaching

  • 2012 Artist in Residence – St Paul Academy and Summit Schools
  • 1996 Lecturer: Fiber Structure, Dept. of Design, Housing and Apparel,University of MN, St. Paul, MN
  • 1975-94 Artist in Residence, Fibers, Johanna Shores location, Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota and Community Programs in the Arts and Sciences
  • 1986-88 Instructor, Surface Design, Minnesota Museum of Art School, St. Paul, MN
  • 1979-84 Lecturer: Surface Fabric Design and Two Dimensional Design,Dept of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 1974-75 Artist in Residence, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1973-74 Lecturer: Textile Design, Drawing, and Visual Presentation, Design Department, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Publications

  • Linda Nelson Bryan has drawn a following for her painted silk, pp 18 &20, Avenues, Vol. 34, #5, December 2006
  • Flying over the pigeon holes: St Anthony Park artists lets her work classify itself, p. 1, Park Bugle, Vol. 31, #12, June 2005
  • Fabric Artistry, p.17, Cowles Creative Publishing, Minnetonka, MN, 1998
  • Profiles: Who’s Who in American Crafts, p.101, Rosen Publishing Inc., Baltimore MD, 1993
  • The Wonderful World of Handmade Fiber, Craft Connection, Vol. IX, No. 4, 4th Qtr. 1988, Mpls., MN, 1988
  • Textile Artists Showcase Wearable Art, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 10/26/88,3E, Mpls., MN, 1988
  • Artists Show Their Hands at Craft Expo, Skyway News, Vol. 9, No. 14, April 6, 1988, St. Paul, MN 1988
  • Portfolio: Works in Progress, Twin Cities Reader, Feb. 1987, Mpls., MN 1987
  • This Artist Got Down to Bare Bones, St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch, 10/11/87, 5A6D, St. Paul, MN, 1987
  • Handmade for the Home, Minnesota Home and Design, March 1987, pp.30, Mpls., MN, 1987
  • COMPAS: Arts Agency Points Way to Creativity, Dec. 16,1985, 7&11D, St. Paul, MN, 1985
  • Not Your Typical Landscape Show, Milkweed Chronicle, Vol.4 No. 1, Winter 1983, Mpls, MN, 1983
  • The Fiberarts Design Book, pp 10, Lark Publication, Asheville, NC, 1980
  • Fertile, Earthy WARM Exhibit Stirs Excitement, The Mpls. Star and Tribune, May 1978, 4C, Mpls., MN, 1978
  • One of Us: Linda Nelson Bryan, Craft Connection, Nov/Dec 1978, Minneapolis, MN, 1978
  • Linda Nelson Bryan, FIBERARTS magazine, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1977, Albuquerque, NM, 1977
  • Teaching Fibers to the Elderly: a Personal Experience, FIBERARTS magazine, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1977, Albuquerque, NM 1977
  • Art on Campus, Janet Koplos, Minnesota Daily, April 8, 1977, University of MN, Mpls., MN, 1977
  • Arts and the Aging: A Project Handbook, COMPAS, St. Paul, MN 1976