linda fantuzzo bio

Linda Fantuzzo spent her childhood in Endicott, NY, where she created images from an early age. In 1968 she went to Philadelphia to study at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1973. She then moved to Charleston, SC, and continues to work full time in her studio near the harbor. The quality of light and the beauty of the architecture first attracted Linda to the region, where she continues to enjoy its vital arts community.

Linda worked non-objectively in various media for over ten years and then chose to return to painting representationally. She has been represented by galleries in the Charleston area since the 1970s, and has enjoyed five solo museum exhibitions in SC and GA. Linda is active in the arts community, having served on panels for the SC State Arts Commission Acquisitions Committee, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Redux, and the Trident Region Arts & Culture Plan. She has served as a juror for several public galleries and was the project director for "Larger Than Life: A Second Story Show", sponsored by the Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Presently, Linda is Assistant Executive Director for the Manning Williams Trust and Legacy.

Linda’s paintings are represented in the collections of the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; South Carolina State Arts Commission Collection, Columbia,SC; The Burroughs-Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC; the River Course and Cassique Clubs of Kiawah, SC; the Doonbeg Club of County Clare, Ireland; several other public collections; and numerous private collections throughout the country.