Born in Florida, Linda Batchelor was influenced by her artist-mother amid the lush colors of the semi-tropics and the boomerang shapes and geometric patterns common in the 1950s. Though she has created work in many different media she has concentrated for the last fifteen years on printmaking, primarily monotypes and relief prints, and collage. Recently she has returned to painting as well as continuing to make monotypes. With a focus on colors and patterns, Batchelor creates works ranging from stylized bottles and figures to completely abstract pieces. Bill Rodriguez, a reviewer for “The Providence Phoenix”, says Batchelor “…places angular bottles against patterned backgrounds…[Her] flamboyant gypsy color contrasts make her pictures quite reviewable”. Today, with covid running rampant, I am homebound and studio locked up and turning inward. Waiting to see what this strange time will bring.
Batchelor has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally in galleries and shows. She is represented by Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts of Newton MA. She resides in Florence MA and has a studio at One Cottage St., Easthampton MA.
Brown University (B.A. in studio art) 1973.
Maryland Institute of Art (graduate studies in drawing, figure drawing, and fiber art), 1975-1976.
The University of Massachusetts (ceramics and primitive ceramics), 1987 and 1989.
Post Pause - Inaugural online arts exhibition curated by Maggie Nowinski. Easthampton City Arts. November 2020
Singular: Monotypes and Monoprints. Invitational Exhibit at #Local Gallery, 40 Cottage St. Easthampton MA. February 7 - March 1 2020.
"Love thy Beautiful Neighb0rs". Group show at Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St. Easthampton. February 20202
MGNE, A Members' Juried Print Exhibition, May 11 through June 21, 2019. Juror: Megan Foster (RISD). The Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI.
"Dedicated to the Unique Print", ArtSpace Maynard. December 2018- January 2019.
"Side by Side" Collages and Drawings. Oxbow Gallery, Northampton MA. October 2018
Northampton Arts Council 2017 Western Massachusetts Biennial, juried group show, Hosmer Gallery Northampton MA October 2017
"In the Sandbox", a solo show at the Oxbow Gallery of new collages and paintings. Northampton MA. June 2017.
"Abstracts @ The Oxbow" Solo show of paintings and monotypes, Oxbow Backroom Gallery, Northampton, MA. June 2016.
"Art - Food for the Soul" Juried show, Juror: Doretta Miller. Merit Award for painting "Titanium White". Micropolis Gallery, Gloversville, NY. June 2016.
"Waltz of the Chicken" Solo Exhibition of Abstract Work at the Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton MA. November 2015.
"New Collages", Oxbow Gallery, Northampton MA. October 2014.
Close Observations, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA. September - November 2013. Juror, John Avakian, instructor School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA. Honorable Mention Award.
Third National Monotype Juried Exhibition, Barrington Center for the Arts, Juror: Mark Pascale, Curator of Prints, Art Institute of Chicago, Wenham MA, February, 2013.
monoTYPE: The Literate Print. Juror Diane Fine. Carolyn Jenkins Gallery, Concord, NH. March 2012.
Art of the Unique Print, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford CT.
Juror: Anthony Kirk, Director, Artistic Center for Printmaking, Norwalk CT. 2011
Second National Juried Monotype Show, Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg MA.
Juror: Joann Moser, Senior Curator Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian. Merit Award. 2011
"Half a World Away", A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton MA. Group show juried by
Zea Mays Printmaking Workshop. May 2010.
"Small Wonders", Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD.
Juror: Al Miner, Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum. 2009.
MGNE National Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. Juror: Aprile Gallant, Smith College Museum. September 2008.
"Entanglements", Solo Show at Western New England College, Springfield MA, April 2008.
National Small Works Exhibition at the N.A.W.A. Gallery, NYC. March 2008, Prize Winner
"Permutations of Love", Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA. February 2007.
“Press Works”, The Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. Juried by Scott Schnepf. October 2006
“Coming of Age”- Monotype Guild of New England Traveling Portfolio. Juror: Joan Moser, curator of graphic arts Smithsonian American Art Museum.
“Pattern and Palette”, Solo Show at Charles P. Russell Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA. April, 2006.
"Linda Batchelor: Collage and Monotype Retrospective", Reed Fine Arts Center, The Williston-Northampton School, Easthampton, MA. 2005
"One of a Kind", Juried Exhibition at The Canal Gallery, Holyoke MA. Juror: Dwight Pogue. 2004.
Artworks Gallery Open Juried Show, Hartford, CT. Juror: Paul Clabby. 2004
Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA. Juror: Marc Pachter, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Honorable Mention. 2003
15th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Univ. of Wisconsin. Jurors: Frances Myers and Warrington Colescott. 2002.
"The Unique Print", Liebig Gallery, Mystic, CT. Juror: Barbara Pagh. 2001.
Gloversville BID Award. "Art - Food for the Soul", Micropolis Gallery. Juror: Doretta Miller.May and June, 2016.
Honorable Mention, Close Observations: MGNE Juried Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints. 2013
Merit Award, 2nd Monotype Guild of New England National Prize Show juried by Joann Moser, senior curator of graphic arts, Smithsonian Museum. 2010.
2nd Prize, National Small Works Exhibition, National Assoc. of Women Artists. NYC, NY. 2008.
Honorable Mention, Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show. Juror: Marc Pachter, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2003.
Juror's Commendation Award, Duxbury Art Association at the Ellison Center for the Arts. Juror: Cynthia Nartonis. 2002.
Affiliations: Monotype Guild of New England. Valley Women Artists (Past Member and President). Women's Caucus for Arts.
Grants: Northampton Education Foundation and Maryland 1% for Arts Commission, Baltimore City College.
Collections: Alan Alda, Fidelity, Baltimore City College, Boston Public Library Art Collection