Print, Book Arts

Linda Ekstrom is a lecturer in the Department of Art Studio and the College of Creative Studies where she teaches printmaking and artist’s books. In her work she explores a range of issues at the center of religious traditions in the West, including memory and identity, sacred book, and the ritual dimensions in art practice. She has executed a number of memorial spaces which actualize issues around the Holocaust. Ekstrom’s work has been in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Center for the Book, New York, Quotidian Gallery in San Francisco, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Ekstrom served as public art liaison to the Committee for the Los Angeles Cathedral, Our Lady of the Angeles. She has developed and teaches a course on Religion and Contemporary Art, in the Department of Religious Studies, with a colleague, Richard Hecht. Together they are working on a book-length manuscript, Saved From Matter: The Religious Cultures of Contemporary Art.
contact ekstrom at religion dot ucsb dot edu