Linda Alterwitz’s creative practice and artistic philosophy addresses the constant challenge to keep a balance between the two sides of the brain: the logical and the creative. Her inspiration, the inner workings of the human body and her external surrounding environment, plays with the dance of the two sides of the brain as well as the contradiction of fear and reassurance. Past personal struggles with medical issues were tempered by fond, childhood memories of playing in the sand dunes and forests of Gary, Indiana where Alterwitz spent her childhood.
It is this dichotomy that gives Linda Alterwitz work a comforting sense of familiarity while simultaneously creating tension.
Alterwitz, a visual artist living in Nevada since 1978, earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Denver, specializing in painting and drawing. She changed paths in 2006 to follow a conceptual passion that delves into the fine boundaries of art and science using photographic processes.
Alterwitz has exhibited her work throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe.