Linda Burgess’s paintings combine imagery lifted from various sources – from pop culture to art historical masterpieces – with her own distinctive motifs and atmospheric painting style. By conflating disparate elements, she produces surrealistic paintings that hint at mysterious narratives both elusive and intriguing.
Burgess has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums across the country and has written for numerous art publications including Artnews, Art & Antiques, and the Washington Review. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Mint Museum of Art, and the Zimmerli Museum of Art, among other private and corporate collections. She received her MFA in Painting from Rutgers University and has taught at Birmingham-Southern College and the University of New Haven’s satellite campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She and her husband, William Dunlap, maintain studios in Florida, Virginia, and Mississippi.