All posts by Lin Price

Lin Price's solo exhibitions include: AXOM Gallery, Rochester, NY; The Buffalo Arts Studio in Buffalo, NY; Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland; SUNY Onondaga CC, Syracuse, NY; Houghton Gallery/121 Cedar Arts, Corning, NY; and Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Invitational and small group exhibitions include: Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute/Museum in Utica, NY; Blue Mountain Gallery, NY,NY;XL Projects in Syracuse, NY; Rackham Gallery/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; H. F. Johnson Museum of Art/Cornell University, and the River Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI. Price’s work is in the collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute and numerous private collections. Price lives in Ithaca, NY where she also teaches painting and drawing at Ithaca College. She received a BFA/ Ithaca College and an MFA painting/ Bard College/Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale, New York. Awards received include: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)/SOS grant; NYSCA Fellowship through CAP in Tompkins County, NY; Cornell Council on the Arts grant; and the Elaine DeKooning Memorial Scholarship, Bard College. She has been a resident artist at the Saltonstall Foundation and is an alumna of the NYFA/MARK program. Price is in the artist registry at The Painting Center, NYC.

Inside the Artist’s Studio with Lin Price

In Lin's studio with her dog, Cherry

In Lin’s studio with her dog, Cherry

Originally I am from Ann Arbor Michigan, but have spent most of my adult life in New York State, near Ithaca. I had an unconventional and circuitous path toward the arts. After the birth of my second child I decided to return to college and became completely smitten with painting, earning a BFA from Ithaca College and an MFA in painting from Bard College/Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts. I am drawn to painting because it is a non-verbal language with limitless expressive possibilities.

Isle of Wight, oil on cradled panel, 24" x 18", 2017

Isle of Wight, oil on cradled panel, 24″ x 18″, 2017

Looking at art, especially painting, from all historical eras and styles, gives me new insights and pleasure. Over time, this ‘looking’ is condensing into my own specific vocabulary. My paintings are dream-like and non-linear and explore themes and symbols I believe are universal to most humans; desire, regret, isolation, and joy. Water often plays an important role.

Lover's Knot, oil on cradled panel, 48" x 40", 2017

Lover’s Knot, oil on cradled panel, 48″ x 40″, 2017

The Jetty, oil on cradled panel, 28" x 34", 2017

The Jetty, oil on cradled panel, 28″ x 34″, 2017

I use all kinds of painting media, although lately, oil paint is the medium of choice, which I find challenging and forgiving.

Paint box

Paint box

Lin Price's studio in Danby, NY

Lin Price’s studio in Danby, NY

The landscapes in my work are invented and abstracted, sometimes inhabited by single miniature figures, completely self-contained, creating a sense of aloneness and quiet as they focus on the task at hand. I enjoy surrounding the figures with unusual, unexpected, and mysterious events. The perspective is voyeuristic, one has the sense of peering in at someone’s private obsessions.

Sunrise, oil on canvas, 48" x 60", 2016

Sunrise, oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″, 2016

Fountain Maker, oil on canvas, 44" x 54", 2017

Fountain Maker, oil on canvas, 44″ x 54″, 2017

Margaret, oil on cradled panel, , 21" x 28 1/2", 2017

Margaret, oil on cradled panel, , 21″ x 28 1/2″, 2017

Corona, oil on canvas, 42" x 50", 2017

Corona, oil on canvas, 42″ x 50″, 2017

The paintings evolve with experience and accident, creating areas of texture and intimacy of touch, building a psychology into each environment. This is a challenging and fluid experience. One has to pay close attention when a painting starts to speak.

More of my work can be found at linprice.com


Six of Lin Price’s paintings can be seen in Dream State, on display through February 16, 2018. The exhibition also features photographs by Bill Finger (Seattle, WA), sculpture by Carrianne Hendrickson (Rochester, NY), and paintings by Matt Duquette (Buffalo, NY). Work from the exhibition can be previewed and purchased online.