Linda Brooks received her BFA (1973) and MFA (1976) from the State
University of New York at Buffalo. She has been working as an artist,
teacher and/or parent in the Twin Cities for 40 years. Her photographs have been included in more than 80 group exhibitions at sites including Pier 24, San Francisco, Aperture, NYC, Santa Fe Center for Photography, NM, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY and the 5th Vienna Biennale, Austria. Brooks has had solo exhibitions at more than a dozen venues including the International Museum of Photography and Film/George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, the Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, and the Sabes Jewish Community Center, MN. She received artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation. Her photographs are in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Minnesota Historical Society, International Museum of Photography and Film/George Eastman House, and The Brooklyn Museum. Her work is included in the anthology Reframings: New American Feminist Photographies. Young Voices: photographs of/by girls/teens/women and the Jerome Hill Centennial Photography Exhibition 2005 are among the many shows Brooks has curated. Brooks recently retired from the Fine Arts Department at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN.