linda fantuzzo bio

Linda Fantuzzo grew up in Endicott, New York. She began painting at age 12. After high school, Linda chose to study painting and graphics at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. 1968-1973. After her formal training she worked non-objectively in various media for over 10 years. She then decided to return to painting imagery of landscape, interiors, structures, and still life. It is the quality of light and atmosphere that permeates her work no matter the subject. Fantuzzo moved to Charleston, SC, and set up a studio in 1974. She works full time in her studio, and is active within the arts community. Linda served on the panel for the SC State Arts Commission Acquisitions Committee for two years, has served on the Advisory Board for The Halsey Institute, and served on the steering committee for the Trident Region Arts & Culture Plan. Linda has been a juror for the Charleston City Art Gallery, the Charleston Artists League, the Saul Alexander Gallery, and many other arts programs within the state of SC. In 2000, Fantuzzo co-curated an exhibition titled "Sehnsucht, The Art of Pati Croffead". In 2002, she was the project director for "Larger Than Life: A Second Story Show". It was sponsored by the Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition was featured during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Fantuzzo has shown her work in numerous solo exhibitions throughout her career. Her paintings are represented in the collections of the Greenville County Museum, SC, the Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC; the South Carolina State Arts Commission Collection; The Burroughs Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC; the River Course and Cassique Golf Clubs of Kiawah, SC; and the Doonbeg Golf Club, County Clare, Ireland. Her paintings are represented in many public, corporate and private collections through out the US and Europe.

2017 South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019 Solo at the Greenville County Museum, SC Sept 4 - Nov 3
Solo at the Morris Museum, Augusta, GA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 New Works, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Chas., SC
2016 Art of the View, River Course Club, Kiawah Island,SC
2014 Paintings, Hagins & Mortimer, Southampton, NY 2013 Brush with Nature, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC
2010 The Color of Surface, Charleston Renaissance Gallery, SC
2010 The Space Between, Sumter County Art Gallery, Sumter, SC
2008 Edges: Paintings-Linda Fantuzzo, CRG, Charleston, SC
2007 Atmosphere, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2004 Oblique Signs, Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
2004 Painted Landsapes and Still Life, Franklin Burroughs- Simeon B. Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
2002 Spring Island Series, U of SC at Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
2001 Paintings of Maine, The Art Barn, Spring Island, SC
2000 Paintings:Linda Fantuzzo, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte,NC
1998 Works on Paper, Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston, SC
1996 Paintings of Linda Fantuzzo, U of SC at Sumter, Sumter, SC
1992 Linda Fantuzzo:Paintings, Gibbes Museum of Art, Chas. SC
1990 Still Life by Linda Fantuzzo, Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 1988 Large Works on Paper,Halsey Gallery, College of Chas. SC
1977 Metal Assemblages, Gallery 45, Charleston, SC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 30th Anniversary:SC State Museum, Columbia,SC
2018 Fellows:Part II 701 Center Contemporary Art, Columbia,SC
2017 Fellows 2018, Jones Carter Gallery, Lake City, SC
2007 Framing Space: Linda Fantuzzo, Mary Walker and Manning Williams, Goodall Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, SC
2015 Got Art, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2014 Ode to... McClellanville Arts Center, SC
2007 The Changing Face of Charleston, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
2005 Helping Hands: An Artist Debut Among Friends, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
2004 Framing A Vision: Linda Fantuzzo & Manning Williams, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
2003 Contemporary Charleston 2003, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
2002 Larger Than Life, City Gallery/Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
1999 100 Years/100 Artists: Views of the Twentieth Century in South Carolina Art, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
1999 Painters in Italy, Marymount Manhattan College, New York
1997 Dipinto In Italia, Theater Arts Gallery, High Point, NC
1997 Opening exhibition, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
1996 Signs of Contemporary Art, SC State Museum, Columbia
1994 Lure of the Lowcountry, Gibbes Museum of Art, Chas., SC
1991 Contemporary Charleston, Gibbes Museum of Art. Traveled to Anderson County Art Center, Anderson, SC; Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, U of T, Knoxville, TN;SC State Museum

Public and Corporate Collections

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Franklin Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
Spring Island Trust, Spring Island, SC
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Columbia College, Columbia, SC
South Carolina State Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
Evans, Carter, Kunes & Bennett PA, Charleston, SC
Bank of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Doonbeg Golf Club, County Clare, Ireland
Kiawah Development Partners, Charleston, SC
Treleys Investment Co., Columbia, SC
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & SC
arborough LLP, Charleston, SC
Auberge Hotel at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC