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Linda Rossi

Linda Rossi

Education & Professional History

University of Minnesota, BFA; Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA.

At Carleton since 2001.

Highlights & Recent Activity


Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine 2002, 2003

Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2004

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2005 

Carleton College Paper Arts and Binding course with Jeff Rathermel 2009

Writing workshop with Robin Underdahl, Northfield, Minnesota, 2010

Anderson Ranch, Digital Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado 2010

Penland School of Crafts, Traditional Bookbinding, Penland, North Carolina 2012


Professor  Art and Art History, Carleton College 2001-present

Department Head, Photography, College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN 1994-2001

Senior Lecturer, Media Arts, Fine Arts and Graduate programs 1981-1996

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.


Assistant Professor, BFA and MFA Photography program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 1993-94


Instructor, Photography & Drawing, Saint Paul Academy, Saint Paul, MN. 1990-1991


Instructor, Photography. Film in the Cities, Saint Paul, MN. 1989-1990


Assistant Professor, Photography, The Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1979-1980 (Sabbatical replacement for Ray Metzker)


Instructor, Photography Interim, Bethel College, Saint Paul, MN. 1977, 1978, 1994


Instructor, Drawing and Ceramics, The American School, London, England 1976-1977


Solo Exhibitions


Nature Theater, Viterbo Collge, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 2012

Charted Course, with Fred Hagstrom ,Gould Library, Northfield, MN 2111


Charted Course, with Fred Hagstrom, Christensen Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. 2010

Sound Suspended, Carleton College Gallery, Northfield, MN. 2006


Optic Nerve, Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. 2005

the Observationist, Minnesota Percent for the Arts Installation

Jodsaas Science Center, Bloomington, MN. 2005

Siberian Elegy, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 1999

riverheart, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 1996-97

Firebelly, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 1992

And- Or, Neaton & Broussard, Minneapolis, MN. 1987

Gravity, Sol Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980

Seven Days, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 1977

Images, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 1975

Group Exhibitions

Concentration Exhibition, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina 2012

6 x 6 x 2012 Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, New York 2012

Intersection, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012 (Collaboration with former student Alec Soth)

Easel, Traveling exhibition, Southeastern Minnesota Libraries, 2012-2013

Northfield Ties, Photography Invitational, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, Minnesota 2011

People and the Land, (Honorable mention) St. Anthony, Minnesota 2011

Seeing is Knowing: The Universe, Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, Minnesota 2011

The Self Revealed, Gallery 122, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011

Second Wind, Luther College, Decorah Iowa 2010

Foot in the Door, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 2010

Winds of Inspiration, Winds of Change, Hillstrom Museum, St. Peter, MN. 2009

Natural Resourcery: Studio Art Faculty Go Outdoors – Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN. 2009

Manifestations of Contemporary Art – Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran 2007

Swan Song – Swan Song Gallery of Contemporary Art, Maiden Rock, Wisconsin 2007




Bird by Bird Exhibition and Auction, Minneapolis, MN. 2004-2007




Joint Faculty Exhibition, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN. 2004




The Fine Art of Faculty Art, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. 2001




Flesh, College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN. 2000




Faculty exhibitions, College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN. 1996, 1998, 2000




Postopia – The Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California 1999




Mississippi/ Neva – Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia 1998




McKnight Photography Exhibition – Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 1994




20/20 Vision – Intermedia Arts, Minnesota History Center Museum, St. Paul, MN. 1993




West Bank at the Wyman –Wyman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 1993




McKnight Photography Exhibition, Film in the Cities, Saint Paul, MN. 1991




pArts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 1990




Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 1989




Film in the cities group exhibitions, Saint Paul, MN. 1985,1987




Minnesota Art Center, Minnetonka, Minnesota 1985




Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, CA, 1984




Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 1984




Larry Sultan and Linda Rossi at Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN. 1983




Pennsylvania Women in the Arts – William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA. 1980




Ferris State College, Michigan 1980




Borderlines: Paranormal Photography – Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI. 1979




Traveling – State University of New York, Buffalo, NY. 1978




LaGrange National IV, LaGrange, Georgia 1978




Photog '78, Colby, Kansas 1978




Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 1975, 1989, 1995




Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 1978, 1979, 1993




The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 1977, 1978




Bethel College, Saint Paul, MN. 1977




Janet Wallace Gallery, Saint Paul, MN. 1975






Permanent Collections




The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.




Jodsaas Science Center, Normandale College, Bloomington, MN.




Cray Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.




BBDO Advertising, Minneapolis, MN.




Lawrence McKinley Gould Library Collection, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.






Grants and Fellowships




Sherman Fairchild grant 3D Photoshop




Sherman Fairchild grant Digital Imaging 2012




Small FDE grant Carleton College 2011




Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, 2010




VIZ grant Digital Landscape Course work 2010




McKnight Photography Fellowship Finalist  2008, 2009




VIZ grant, Anderson Ranch Digital Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado 2009




Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship Finalist, 2008




Minnesota Percent for the Arts Commission, Minnesota State Arts Board, 2005 ($79,000)




McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship, 1997




McKnight Photography Fellowship, 1994




Jerome Foundation Diverse Visions Grant, 1992




Jerome Foundation Installation Art Commission, 1992




McKnight Photography Fellowship, 1990




Minnesota State Arts Grant, 1977 






Publications and Reviews




The Walker Art Center Blog, "The Family Business, Conversation about Motherhood and the Arts" 2012




Little Brown Mushroom Blog, "On Being an Artist and a Mother- a Conversation" 2012




“The Quick of it” Eamon Greenan ,book cover 2004




Image/Word/Context, Siberian Elegy review by Jay Miskowiec 1999




Revue, "A Lost Stalinist World", Anne Galloway, Feb. 1999




Art Matters, Siberian Elegy broadcast Minnesota News Network, January 1999




Southwest Journal, "Elegy for Freedom”, Anne Sawyer pg. 29, January 1999




The World of Design; International Quarterly Illustrated Journal on all trends of Design and Visual Arts No. 2 (11) Pgs. 65-67 "Photographs from Middle America", Hallman St. Petersburg Russia, Publishers 1998




Graywolf Press, "House of the Silver Wedding, Pompeii” 1997




Arts, Multiple Truths, riverheart review by Cynde Randall January 1997




William Maxwell "The Outermost Dream" Literary Sketches for the New Yorker, cover 1997




pArts Journal Vol. 1.2, Artist Pages , A Plateful of Metaphorsd’oeuvres, by Linda Rossi, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1995        


Intermedia Arts, “Breaking the Line”, Firebelly review by Mason Riddle 1992




"The Making of a Collection" Ted Hartwell, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Aperture Publishers 1986




Fresh Air Review, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980




Arts, Seven Days review, Ted Hartwell 1977








 Arts Related Experience




Juror, Photography Exhibition


Canon River Watershed Project, Northfield, MN. 2012




Juror, Visual Arts Exhibition


Soo Visual Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. 2002




Juror, Visual Arts


Jerome Travel and Study Grant, St. Paul, MN. 1999




Juror, Fine Arts Exhibition


Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN. 1993




Interviewer and Photographer, Laotian Hmong Stories


Minnesota History Museum, Saint Paul, MN. 1991-92




Juror, "100 Best" Exhibition


Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN. 1990




Gallery Director, Sol Mednick Gallery


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1979-80




Juror, Pennsylvania Women in the Arts Exhibition


William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1980




Lecturer and Panelist, Wisconsin Women in the Arts Conference


Superior, Wisconsin 1977




Gallery Director, Katherine Nash Gallery


Minneapolis, MN. 1973-75










As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Art & Art History

University of Minnesota, B.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A.

Linda Rossi teaches photography, digital photography and the Junior Seminar Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. Her work is primarily in large-scale photo installation including video and sculpture to illuminate both historical and current issues. She has received numerous Jerome, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts grants. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Strogonvo Palace, Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.

Her work can be viewed in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Linda Rossi's Art Gallery Exhibition Sound Suspended

Profile updated June 11, 2018

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