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About the project JUST BREATHE

WHILE I AM STILL – Mid-career retrospective

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2104 – Art and Music Festival


Linda Alterwitz facilitating her ongoing project “Just Breathe” with internal medicine residents and graduate nursing students during her Mayo Clinic Artist Residency, Jacksonville, FL, 2015

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 sixteen-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.


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Alterwitz facilitates educational programming at several art and medical institutions and leads ongoing art initiatives within integrative medicine curricula. Current programming is in conjunction with UNR School of Art, Reno, Nevada and UNLV Integrative Medicine Program, Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 2015, she established and continues to write the Art + Science column in Lenscratch (.com) Magazine to promote the rich interconnectivity of the arts & sciences.


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.


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.

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