Science unites us, and technology enables us to envision these connections. Visual artist Linda Alterwitz searches out the threads that connect science with contemporary culture, revealing a human experience that summons the unexpected.
Inspired by diverse processes, including medical diagnostic imaging and thermal imaging, Alterwitz uses new media techniques within her creative process. Through these investigations, Alterwitz hopes that this work kindles curiosity - one that extends beyond the boundaries of experience, thought, and aesthetics. Alterwitz has exhibited her work in the United States, Japan, Spain, Israel and Poland. In 2014, Alterwitz received the Visual Arts Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council. That year she had a solo exhibition at the Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas, participated in Krakow Photomonth and created a site-specific installation incorporating photographs, video and sound elements for the invitational art and music festival Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Earlier solo exhibitions include Frank Pictures Gallery in Santa Monica, California (2012), the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles (2011) and The Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery at UNLV (2011).
In 2015 the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation named Alterwitz their first Artist-in-Residence, commencing with the debut of Alterwitz’s mid-career retrospective exhibition. While I Am Still was on view at “The Studio” at the Sahara West Library in Las Vegas, Nevada which coincided with the release of her new limited edition publication of the same name. During the 4-month run of the show, a record 700 students visited the exhibition and engaged in discussions with Alterwitz focusing on STEAM education.
In 2016, Alterwitz was selected as Artist-in-Residence at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, creating a site-specific installation for their permanent collection and conducting art & science workshops on campus during the residence. Later that year she spoke about her experience at their 2015 Humanities in Medicine Symposium. She has since produced educational programming at other medical institutions. Alterwitz has continues her artistic explorations and has recently expanded the site-specific component of her practice. She lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.