A long-time resident of New York City, Linda Vigdor’s artwork has included drawing, sculpture, and painting. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA in Costume Design from Boston University. After working professionally as an artist and designer in New York and regionally, Linda returned to school to earn a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Motivated to find an alternative to NYC and freelancing in the arts, her PhD studies became an opportunity to delve into critical and feminist theory. Her dissertation project on gender and technology became a critical, cross-disciplinary inquiry, which has become part of her artistic approach. Her work with scientists (where she helps to develop research proposals) has further broadened the range of ideas she draws on to create paintings and drawings that are philosophical meditations on the responsibility of humans to nature.
Notably, after finishing her PhD in 2010, and a postdoc where she studied art-science collaborations, Linda returned to NYC and her art practice after a 10-year hiatus. She was one of the early artists to work with real-time 3D (VRML) for the web and for education. Her primary media now include painting and drawing with more traditional media and she uses digital tools more for research and preliminary sketches. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York and internationally.