The Storm of the Caryatids

by Linda Kosciewicz
  • Medium: Photopolymer Gravure
  • Image size: 29.5 x 19.5
  • Edition size: 10

Linda Kosciewicz

Since the late 1990s I’ve examined the themes of transience, emotion and identity through self representation, a variety of personae,  and portraiture and have produced representations of transience, longing, loss, dislocation, desire, reverie, joy and female identity and sexuality. 

My practice is informed by the human body, music, sound, poetry, literature, dance and movement, life sciences, and science particularly psychology and neuroscience. I currently work across photography, video, music, sound, painting, printmaking and drawing. 

Current  work is focused on the experience of life, death and human emotions. I create experimental visual narratives using expressions of the human body and female persona which I hope conveys a duality of perception and experience.

Biography

Linda is an artist, poet and musician and works in photography, paint, print, sound and video. Her work focuses on the human experience, the body and emotions. She has exhibited widely in Scotland, London, France,  Malaysia and Poland. She was a finalist in the international photography competition Photography Open Salon, Arles, France and her work from her White Series has been featured in the 2011 Plath Profiles magazine published by Indiana University, US.

She has received awards and funding for a range of projects over the last couple of years including a knowledge transfer award from the University of Edinburgh to develop a digital project  - Transformations: Life Portraits for the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology based on ageing research. The videos were exhibited at the Great North Museum, Newcastle in Coming of Age: The Art and Science of Ageing.Also, she has received several awards from Fife Council including funding for a video and sound project Nine Thoughts- a riff on fragmentation and loss” based on the themes of dementia, loss, emotions and the wonder of nature.

In 2013 she was artist in residence at the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh and produced a photo series – Culture Club. In 2013 she worked collaboratively with with writer Dorothy Alexander on images, video and sound pieces for  the Written Image project. She is currently working on the theme transience and emotion.

France Recent work is focused on the experience of life, death and human emotions. I have. I was with “Breath of Life” which was one of the images from this series.  “Breath of life” was also shown at Galerie Huit, Malaysia in 2012. Images from the White Series were featured in the  and featured in the Oriel International Print Show 2013 in Wales.