"...the system, the numbers and rhythms is not something I decided upon, but it comes from deep, deep within my organism, it comes from within my body. It's fundamental as the heart, really the heart beat, and so as it comes from within in that way that absolutely ensures a sensuality. It's coming from, really, the body’s deepest pulses. It's as if this method with no plan is inscribed into my varicose...”
Linda Karshan, Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, 2013
Linda Karshan’s works on paper are derived from rhythmic repetition, forming a personal method of marking out time and movement. Karshan studied at Skidmore College in New York, at Paris-Sorbonne Université and at the Slade School of Art, University College in London. She received a Masters in humanistic psychology from Antioch Centre for British Studies, London. Karshan has had solo exhibitions at, among others, the Folkwang Museum, Essen; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK; Sir John Soane’s Museum, London; and Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia. Her works have been featured in group exhibitions at The Courtauld Gallery, London; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; The British Museum, London; and Graphische Sammlung, Munich. Karshan’s drawings, prints and artist books are held in numerous public and private collections, including The British Library, The British Museum and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Morgan Library, New York; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Linda Karshan lives and works in London and New York.
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