Linda Craddock Levitas Evening Bow River Boathouse

Linda Craddock

 ASA

Biography

Linda Craddock was born in Vegreville, Alberta in 1952. Her work has been exhibited internationally in public exhibitions in the U.S.A. and Europe. Nationally, she has exhibited across Canada independently and participated in a Canada-wide touring exhibition with the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

In Alberta, public exhibitions have included the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the Glenbow Museum and Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary and the Whyte Museum in Banff. Solo exhibitions include the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery and Bugera Matheson Gallery in Edmonton and One-on-One Gallery at Medicine Hat College. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa have acquired her work. As artist-in-residence for Calgary Board of Education, Linda developed curriculum-based photographic workshops enhancing visual art education. She instructed for the Department of Art and ContEd at the University of Calgary.

As President of a not-for-profit charity, The Alberta Society of Artists, Linda works with Provincial Council, to fulfill the Society’s mandate of art education: encouraging professionalism of artists, province-wide exhibition and guest-speaking opportunities for all Alberta artists.

Artist Statement

The reality of gravitation has been essential in my recent series titled, “Levitas” and in my earlier series “Hometown Dreams.” The more recent series, “Levitas” explores the physical phenomena in the absence of gravity.

Individuals, both known to me and based on improvisation and memory float over the Rocky Mountains. The series “Hometown Dreams” interprets a myriad of imagery associated with the historical significance of, and the demise of, small prairie communities. Structures float and are dissipated into atmospheric
mist.