Linda Behar

Born born in Caracas, Venezuela and now lives and works in Florida.
2012-2014 – MFA with an emphasis in printmaking, Florida Atlantic University
1994-1995 – the “Academia Taller Arte y Fuego” in Caracas

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Biographies

Linda Behar was born in Caracas, Venezuela and now lives and works in Florida, she was trained in the “Academia Taller Arte y Fuego” in Caracas between 1994 and 1998. She became a specialist in Glass Casting and Pate de Verre through studies and workshops in Italy and USA. She immigrated to the US in 2000, and earned a MFA degree with emphasis in printmaking from Florida Atlantic University, FL.

Behar’s work is a wide variety of techniques and media, and currently working on combining laser cutting with traditional printmaking techniques, specifically woodblock printing. Her work has centered in the representation of women’s bodies and gender identities throughout history, more specifically focused on body language as it relates to gender norms. Her creative exploration is mostly concerned with feminism and the analysis of messages that the media disseminates through the public. Her work was exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries and at biennales in Venezuela and United States. Her work won several awards and was featured in many art magazines.

Education
2011 – 2014 MFA, Florida Atlantic University
2006 – 2007 Broward Community College, advanced Printmaking
2001 – 2003 University of Miami Printmaking
1987 – 92 BA, Universidad Metropolitana, Civil Engineer, Caracas, Venezuela

Professional Career
2014 – 15 Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2013 – 14 Teaching Assistance, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
2002 – 03 Instructor of Kiln Casting, University of Miami, Miami, lL
1997 – 99 Kiln Casting Techniques, Taller Escuela Arte y Fuego, Venezuela

Awards and Grants
2019 – Included in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston2019 – Grand prize at National Small Work Exhibition, DC2019 – Print Studio Award at North American Print Biennial, MA2015 – Honorable Mention at Seventh All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2021 – I AM A WOMAN, Washington Printmakers Gallery, DC2019 – Chromatic, Production 81 Gallery, Wynwood, FL2019 – Chromatic, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH2018 – Chromatic, AS220 Gallery, Providence, RI

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 – Solitude, Introspection & Surrealism, Agora Gallery, NY.
2019 – North American Print Biennial, Boston Printmakers, Jewett Art Gallery, MA
2019 – National Small Work Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery, DC
2019 – Annual Latin American Exhibition, Agora Gallery, NY.
2019 – Umbra, New Prints/Summer, International Print Center NY, NY
2019 – 69th AONE National Exhibition, Silvermine Gallery, CT
2019 – Invited Artist, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI
2019 – CONCEPTualism The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

Collections
Linda Behar’s work is in private and corporate collections throughout the Americas.

Selected Bibliography/Catalogue/Press
In The Galleries:Exploring How Body Language is a Visual Form of Communications Washington Post by (6/2021)

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