Linda Hesh



B.F.A. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Graduate study of University of Wisconsin at Madison

M.F.A. State University of New York at New Paltz Interactive Public Art Projects

“Kissing Booth” (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC, Oct. 3- 6, 2013

“TRUST and DOUBT Bench Project” SuperNoVa Public Arts Festival, Arlington, VA, June 7-9, 2013

“Art Creates Life Creates Art”, Art Prospect Public Arts Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 20-23, 2012

“Arts is…” Doorknob Hangers, solo installation, Alexandria, VA August 1-2, 2012

“TRUST and DOUBT Bench Project” Sculpting Outside the Lines, exterior installation, Washington, DC April - Oct. 2012

“ART EVERY DAY” Permanent installation at Artisphere, Arlington, VA

“ART EVERY DAY” solo temporary installation at Pentagon City Shopping Center Food Court, June 1-30, 2011

“Chance Meeting Doorknob Hangers” part of “Art in Odd Places” 14th St., New York City, NY, October 1-10, 2010

“TRUST and DOUBT Bench Project” installation during Artscape & at the Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD, July 2009-July 2010

“FOR and AGAINST Bench Project, solo project, Washington, DC Metro area various locations, September – November 2008

“Desolation Doorknob Hangers” part of “SiteProjectsDC” 14th St. Washington, DC, July 2007

Recent Solos

“In the Garden” Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, VA 2013

“In the Garden”Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC, 2010

“FOR and AGAINST Bench Project” “ashington Project for The Arts, Washington, DC 2008


Selected Recent Group Exhibitions

2013 “Persona Effects”, Furthermore, Washington, DC “Platforms, Katzen Art Cener, Washington, DC


2012 “Remixed Messages” organized by Visual Aids during the World Aids Conference, Washington, DC “Sculpture Now”, Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC.


“Iraqi Memorial” Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY and Works Gallery, San Jose, CA Sondheim Semifinalists” Baltimore, MD

“BITE” selected by Jefferson Pinder, GRACE, Reston, VA “Immigration in America” Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

“The Final Girl” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

“FLASH” FotoDC, Arlington, VA


“Art in Odd Places” outdoor exhibition on 14th St., New York, NY

“Mixology 11” Curator’s Office, Washington, DC

“Female Shorts:Film and Video Showcase “Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

“Sculpture” selected by Molly Donovan, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD

“Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival” Silver Spring, MD

“Iraqi Memorial” Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV


“Bilateral Engagement” Art Museum of the Americas, Selected by Laura Roulet, Washington, DC

“Framing the Economic Downturn”, Gallery O, Washington DC

“Image/Project”, selected by Taryn Simon, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

“Kinsey Institute Exhibition” Indiana Gallery, Bloomington, IN

“Redefining the Environment” Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

“Sweet Escape: Exploring Liberty” Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

“A Relationship Left for Dead on the Lower East Side” Cuchifritos, New York, NY


Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

“Once Again, Again: Rhythm and Repetition” selected by Annie Gawlak, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

“Cool Globes” Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

“15 for Philip: Fifteen Artists Portray Arts Patron Philip Barlow”, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC

“Dispassionate Discourse: Examining Racial Disparities”, Whitespace, Winston-Salem, NC

“Prognosis of Death” Ashland University, Ashland, OH

“Conflict” GRACE, Reston, VA


“The Trawick Prize”, selected by Anne Ellegood, Bethesda, MD

“Social Justice”, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, Washington, DC

“Arts Council Annual”, selected by Irene Hofmann, Awarded First Prize, GRACE, Reston, VA

“Justice for All” Gallery M Squared, Houston, TX

“SiteProjectsDC”, curated by Welmoed Laanstra, outdoor installation. Washington, DC

“Portraits”, Pass Galery, Washington, DC

“Exhibition 280” Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

“The Ring Show: Then & Now”, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

“Other than Art”, curated by Milena Kalinovska, G Fine Art, Washington, DC

“Born Again Dada” curated by J. W. Mahoney, District of Columbia arts Center. Washington, DC

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

“+es+pa++erns” Artscape, Pinkard Gallery at MICA, Baltimore, MD

“Photo 06”, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA

“radius 250”, selected by John Revenal, Artspace @ Plant

Zero, Richmond, VA

“Unlocked”, selected by Andrea Pollan, Arts Council, VA

“Seven”, curated by F. Lennox Campello, Warehouse

Gallery, Washington, DC

“In Focus” , selected by Sarah Kennel, Target Gallery,

Alexandria, VA

“State of the Art”, curated by Semmes Gardner, Arlington

Arts Center, Arlington, VA

“Voices”, Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC



“(In)visible Silence”, curated by Sanford Biggers, School 33, Baltimore, MD

“Artomatic”, Washington, DC

“78th Annual International Photography Competition”, selected by Darsie Alexander, The Print

Center, Philadelphia, PA

“Anonymous”, Flashpoint, Washington, DC

“In2Words”, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA



Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

“New American Talent”, selected by Dominic Molon, Arthouse of Jones Center, Austin, TX and travelling

“National”, selected by Marc Pachter, awarded outstanding in any media, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

“International Photography”, selected by Philip Brookman, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD

“Fully Integrated”, Dega Gallery, McLean, VA



“Color, Culture, Complexity”, Museum of Contemporary Art Of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

“Globalization”, A Shener Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“Self Portrait”, FlowGaleria, website gallery, Vancouver, U.S. Virgin Islands

“Digitally Propelled Ideas”, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA

“Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress”, Washington, DC

“Not Yet Titled” selected by Chan Chao, Washington, DC Projects for the Arts / Corcoran, Washington, DC

“Selected by Robert Rosenblum”, Viridian Artists @ Chelsea, New York, NY

“Matter as Protagonist” selected by Jessica Stockholder, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

“Krappy Kamera Competition” selected by Barbara Millstein, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY



“Anne Barlow Exhibition” MOCADC, Washington DC

“Digital Salon” selected by Jack Rasmussen, received a Jurors’s award, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD

“Fetish” Gallery Flux, San Francisco, CA

“Annual Competition” The Photo Review magazine

“Self” Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD

“Samall Works” Touchtone Gallery, Washington, DC

“Click” PASS Gallery, Washington, DC

“Milennium” Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA


Recognition for Community Engagement and Social Activism in Public Art, Americans for the Arts 2011

Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, Los Angeles, CA

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Sheppard Pratt Collection, Baltimore, MD

DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Washington,


The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Private Collections

Paul Greenhalgh

Lisa Gilotti and Philip Barlow

Grants and Fellowship, June 2012

Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC 2008-10

Strauus Fellowship June 2008

Individual Artist’s Grant, Prince George’s Country Arts Council, September 2003

Critical Essays

Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, Sept. 13, 2013, “Personal Effects”, pg W18(work pictured)

Matveeva, Anna, Time Out Saint Petersburg, Sept. 11, 2012 “Art Prospect Festival”” pg 100

Where Magazine St. Petersburg, Sept. 2012, “Talking Art to the Masses”, pg 87

Brandon Wetherbee, Huffington Post online, August 28, 2012 “My DC with Linda Hesh, Artist Outside of the

Gallery” (work pictured)

Shannon McNeely, Northern Virginia Magazine, July 2011 “A Bite Out of Life” pg 14 (work pictured)

Jean Cohen, Washington DC Where Magazine, July 2011, “In the Garden” pg 23 (work pictured)

Erin Williams, The Washington Post, June 5, 2011, “Art in Daily Life” pg E2

Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, June 1, 2011, “Art All Over” pg 4EZ (work pictured)

Jean Cohen, Washington DC Where Magazine, January 2011, pg14”Skin Deep” (work pictured)

Maura Judkis, The Washington City Paper, March 12, 2010, “This Week’s Best”

Branwyn, Gareth,, Feb. 4, 2009, “Linda Hesh’s Bench Project” front page (work pictured)

Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, September 12, 2008, “Take a Stand by Having a Seat” (work


Christine Kloostra, American Style Magazine, June 2008, “Do Not Distrub” (work pictured)

Penelope Green, The New York Times, February 7, 2008, “To Darken Someone’s Doorstep, or Perhaps Your

Own” (work pictured)

Tom Patterson, The Winston-Salem Journal, February 3, 2008, “Pulling No Punches”

Kriston Capps, The Washington City Paper, February 1, 2008, “Collector Geeks”

Claudia Rousseau, The Bethesda Gazette, September 19, 2007, “Politics, Social Issues Dominate Trawick


Janet Rems, Fairfax County Times, July 4, 2007” Arts Council, GRACE Join Forces” (work pictured)

Jonathan Padget, The Washington Post, December 10, 2004, “Linda Hesh and the $2,828 Questions” (work


Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, December 10, 2004, “In Baltimore, Seeing the (In)cisible” (work


Glenn McNatt, The Baltimore Sun, December 21, 2004, “Artists Break the Silence”

Edward J. Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 7, 2004, “Balanced Images”

Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post, February 20, 2003, “Galleries”

William Zimmer, The New York Times, June 9, 2002, “When Humble Materials Interact”

Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, September 13,

2002 “Mourning, Still a Work in Progress” (work pictured)


“100 Artists of Washington, DC* by F. Lennox Campello, Schiffer, 2011

“Catalyst:35 Years of the WPA” Washington Project for the Arts, 2010

“Exploring Color Photography, 4th edition” by Robert Hirsch, McGraw-Hill, 2005

“Bilateral Engagement” catalog from the Museum of the

Americas, exhibit curated by Laura Roulet, 2009 “Exploring Color Photography, 4th edition” by Robert Hirsch, McGraw-Hill, 2005

“78th Annual International Competition: Photography” catalog , curated by Darsie Alexander, The Print Center, May, 2004

“Color, Culture, Complexity” catalog, curated by Dan R. Talley and Ed Spriggs, The Museum of of Georgia, November 2002

Speaking Engagements

Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival

Renwick Museum, Washington, DC

Rietfeld Acadamie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Mayland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD