Artist and environmental activist Linda Gass is a multi-disciplinary artist working in textiles, land art installation and glass. Inspired by the relationship between humans and the water and land that sustain them, Gass blends painting with quilting and embroidery techniques to create highly textured landscapes and maps. Her work explores changing landscapes, focusing particularly on places where destruction and renewal, wounding and healing, absence and presence overlap.
Gass graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Mathematics and MS in Computer Science, and has been creating art for more than 20 years. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and in Europe and Russia, at venues including the Oakland Museum, the Bellevue Arts Museum and the US Embassy in Moscow. Her work is held in several public and private collections including the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF Hospital, and the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Awards include the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, the Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship and the Creative Ecology Art and Science Residency through the Palo Alto Art Center and Junior Museum and Zoo. Gass lives and works in the Bay Area.