Weintraub, Linda

Weintraub, Linda

Linda Weintraub
BA, Douglas College, Rutgers University,
MFA Rutgers University

Avant-garde art is the theme that unifies the diverse professional activities that mark my career: artist, dancer, journalist, ceramicist, curator, author, educator, and museum director. Each has provided opportunities to advocate, explicate, and participate in the succession cultural innovations that have emerged since the 1970s – Pop Art, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Earth Art, Social Practice Art, etc. The most recent addition to this list is Eco Art, a burgeoning, international arena of contemporary creativity.

Because the state of planet Earth is so precarious, and because the fate of life on Earth depends, in large measure, upon human attitudes and policies, Eco Art will remain the focus of my current and future professional activities. This engagement with environmental issues extends into my personal life as well. I practice Permaculture on an eleven acre property in upstate New York where I tend an orchard, berries, vegetables, bees, mushrooms, fowl, pig, sheep, etc.
Courses Taught:
Ecologies of Art
Recent Publications:
Recent Books
TO LIFE! Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet, 2012. University of California Press. Print. E-book. Blog.

TO LIFE! Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet, Teaching Guides: Eco Issues. Eco Approaches. Art Genres. Art Strategies. 2012. Online publication. University of California Press.

Water. Water. Artist's book, 2012. Artnow Publications and Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland.

Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art, 2007. Artnow Publications. Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology.

EnvironMentalities: Twenty-Two Approaches to Eco-Art, 2007, Artnow Publications, Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology.

Eco-Centric Topics: Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art, 2006, Artnow Publications, Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology.

Enviro-Tyro: An Academic Environmental Art Forum, 2006.

In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art, 2003. Co-published by D.A.P. New York and Thames & Hudson, UK.

Recent Essays
“To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet", ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness: Special Media-N edition, v.09 n.03, November, 2013.

"Gardening as a Subversive Act", The Good Gardener, Nature, Humanity, and the Garden, Black Dog Publishing, Artifice Series, London, 2014

"From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: The Nano Artistry of Victoria Vesna", Morphonano: Works by Vicgtoria Vesna with James Gimzewski, Beal Centerfor Art and Technology, University of California, Irvine, November, 2013

"Critiquing the Critique", The Art of Critique/Re-imagining Art Criticism and the Art School Critique Anthology, forthcoming

"Tragedy of Wild Waters", WEAD, Women's Environmental Art Directory, WEAD Journal no.6, November, 2013

“Watershed. Nation. Globe.” – forthcoming 2014

“Raquel Rabinovich -Yearnings”: Catalog essay - October, 2013

Curatorial Flow Patterns”, CSPA Journal (Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts), 2013

“Strange Invitations for Digging Deeper”, Franklin Street Works catalogue, 2013

“Jan Harrison” – Interview in Leonardo Journal on-line

“Strategies/Tragedies of the Commons” ACRA Agroforestry, Greene County Council on the Arts

"Dear Mother Nature." Catalog essay, Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, 2012.
Office Hours:
Fridays, 10-12

Research Interests:
-Contemporary Art as Subversive Gardening
-A Defense of Functionality and Didacticism in Contemporary Eco Art
-Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet
-Creative Options In Contemporary Architecture
-The Environmental Health Clinic for Studio Art
-Critiquing the Art Critique
-Tragedy of Wild Waters in Contemporary Art
-Eco-Curatorial Practice
Professional Affiliations:
-Artnow Publications
-College Art Association
-AgArts – A National Initiative
-LASER: The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous” MIT Leonardo Journal
-Rondout Valley Permaculture

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