Linda Alterwitz (American, b. 1960) is a visual artist utilizing photography and interactive methods. Her practice focuses on envisioning the unseen rhythms of the human body and our relationship to the natural world.
An informative seventeen-year exploration within the fields of science and technology led her toward an in-depth investigation of the nexus between nature, society, and the individual.
Final works take the form of large format photographs, constructed images using non-traditional materials and woven tapestries presented in both traditional exhibition and immersive public installation experiences.
Alterwitz facilitates educational programming at art and medical institutions and leads ongoing art initiatives within integrative medicine curricula including most recent programming with UNR School of Art, Reno, Nevada and UNLV Integrative Medicine Program, Las Vegas, Nevada. Past programming includes Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada.
In 2015, she established an Art + Science column within Lenscratch (.com) Magazine to promote the rich interconnectivity of the arts & sciences and is an ongoing writer and editor.
Her work has been widely exhibited, published and is represented within the collections of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, the Hilliard Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana, Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Nevada Museum of Art Special Collections Library in Reno, Nevada, among others. Her work has been exhibited in both traditional and site-specific installations both nationally and internationally.
Alterwitz has received fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Humanities, Nevada Arts Council, Montana Arts Council, and the Puffin Foundation.