“I am a place maker. My sculptures create sanctuaries that are safe places to tell stories, create rituals and foster community.”
We are delighted to present “Strength and Vulneraility” - a garden installation of Galia Linn’s black ceramics vessels in tandem with Senon William’s exhibtion about volcanoes opening in the gallery at Five Car Garage.
Galia Linn is a sculptor, painter, and site-responsive installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. Linn’s childhood and early adulthood was spent in Israel surrounded by relics and ruins of civilizations, from ancient archeological artifacts to the contemporary remains of armed conflicts. This instilled in her an intimate connection to past and present civilizations, as well as the understanding that each place is filled with complicated stories and relationships.
Her site-responsive installations, an ongoing series since 2014 titled “A Place,” evoke the basic human need for sanctuary and safety. She has upcoming shows/ workshops/interventions at the Fisher Museum at USC, and January 13th 2024 a 20 year Survey Exhibition titled at The Museum of Lancaster, CA.
Linn has shown nationally and internationally, including such venues as the Brand Library and Art Center (Glendale, CA), Descanso Gardens (La Canada-Flitridge), and Galerie Lefebvre and Fils (Paris, France). She has been commissioned to create site-responsive installations at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library (Jolla, CA), 18th Street Art Center (Santa Monica, CA), and LAXART (Los Angeles, CA), among others. Her work is included in numerous private collections in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, Brussels, and Tel Aviv. Linn’s projects have been featured in LA Weekly, KCET Artbound, Art + Cake, and KCRW’s Art Talk. She is represented by Track 16 Gallery. In 2024 she will have a twenty-year survey exhibition of her work at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA and in 2025 will exhibit a project for the Archeology Research Center at USC.
Alongside her prolific studio practice, she builds support structures for artists and creatives. Linn is the founder of Blue Roof Studios (BRS), a multidisciplinary art hub located in South Los Angeles. Informed by the core themes of her own studio practice, BRS offers a place for artists to work in an environment that fosters creativity and community. In 2020 Linn founded Arts at Blue Roof, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Through studio residencies, mentorship, and public programs, AaBR seeks to build long-term relationships with artists and audiences to support accessible arts programs and meaningful arts experiences. AaBR’s flagship program and focus is A Room of One’s Own artist residency, which provides women artists with financial resources and a studio to work. In this dedicated space, outside of their homes, women artists can explore materials, investigate ideas, and create.