Galia Linn is a sculptor and site-specific installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. Linn constructs relationships between subject, object and their environments by creating elemental tensions; a delicate balance between the mediums’ limits and Linn’s exploration with life’s imperfections. Influenced by an early childhood in Israel, a land full of ancient and contemporary relics of past and present civilizations, Linn’s work absorbs both her physical body through the manipulation of the material and the emotional and historical resonance of the artists’ life. What appears fragile, in the end is rock strong, the cracks become symbolic; a window into the internal makeup of the vessels, a metaphor for strength and beauty; a testament of surrender.
Galia Linn has shown extensively nationally and internationally, and is part of numerous private collections. In 2016, Athenaeum presented Linn’s first solo exhibition, INSIDE, in La Jolla, California, and MaRS Gallery in Los Angeles arts district featured Linn in a duo exhibition. Recent exhibitions venues include ESMoA, Marine Projects, LA><Art, Emma Gray 5 Car Garage, 18th St Art Center, and Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice, California. In 2017 Linn was visiting artist-in-residence at he Fountainhead Residency in Miami, Florida.
Linn is founder of Blue Roof Studios, a new multidisciplinary art hub located in a converted Pentecostal Church in South Central Los Angeles. It houses Linn’s private studio and also offers a place for local, national and international artists to work in an environment that fosters creativity and community. Blue Roof Studios also hosts events that promote dialog with artists and the public.