About the project JUST BREATHE
WHILE I AM STILL – Mid-career retrospective
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2104 – Art and Music Festival
Linda Alterwitz (b. 1960, Indiana) is a Las Vegas-based visual artist utilizing photography, collage, and interactive methods. Her practice focuses on envisioning the unseen rhythms of the human body and our relationship to the natural world.
An informative fifteen-year exploration within the fields of science and technology led her toward an in-depth investigation of the nexus between nature, society, and the individual.
Her current work integrates the authenticity of science and the communicative power of art, sparking dialogue on the intended and unintended consequences of humankind when we separate ourselves from our natural environment.
Final works take the form of large format photographs, constructed images using non-traditional materials and woven tapestries presented in both traditional exhibition and immersive public installation experiences.
Alterwitz earned a BFA from CU Boulder and an MFA from Denver University.
Since 2019 Alterwitz has been serving on the board of trustees for the Nevada School of the Arts. She is currently working with the UNLV Integrative Medicine Program engaging medical students toward a pathway of creative thinking that integrates elements of art and science. She contributes to the Las Vegas community and the broader creative communities throughout the United States as an artist, writer, and educator.
She has facilitated educational programming at several medical institutions and led ongoing art initiatives within integrative medicine curricula.
In 2018, she was a Presenter on the topic entitled Superpowers: The Healing Powers of Thermography at the Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium in Jacksonville, FL.
In 2017, she facilitated art and science projects with hospitalized children, promoting STEAM education and creative play to the benefit of both mind and body.
In 2015, she established and continue to write the Art + Science column in Lenscratch (.com) Magazine to promote the rich interconnectivity of the arts & sciences.
AWARDS AND HONORS
In 2015, Alterwitz was named the first Artist-in-Residence for The Clark County Library District Foundation beginning with the debut of a solo exhibition, which coincided with the release of her limited-edition publication While I Am Still. She conducted tours for over 600 students of all ages and helped to create accompanying educational curriculum.
During that same year, she was selected as Artist-in-Residence at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, creating a site-specific installation for their permanent collection. She also conducted art & science workshops on campus for internal medicine residents and graduate nursing students.
In 2014 she was awarded a Nevada Arts Council Arts Fellowship.
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Alterwitz has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibition in both traditional and site-specific installations in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Spain, Israel, Greece and Poland. Her work has been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Orion Magazine, The New Statesman, Musee Magazine among others.