Linda Kosoff grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Two years later she moved to Los Angeles where she immediately had the opportunity to assist with signage for the ’84 Summer Olympics. She then began to work for a computer graphics startup where she designed digital type fonts for the first Apple Mac. There she assisted software engineers as an artist for a computer graphics design workstation—a precursor to Photoshop. In addition, she was a news artist creating the graphics on a local computer show. Linda came back to painting when she was commissioned by Bloomingdale’s to paint large murals on canvas for their “California Lifestyles Furniture Show” displayed with Brown Jordan outdoor furniture. Her pool-themed murals were displayed in NYC, Boston, Boca Raton, Washington, D.C. and Connecticut stores. She was accepted into the Los Angeles Museum of Art’s, Art Rental & Sales Gallery.
After her children were in school, Linda returned to figurative painting; something she had explored while at RISD. Always interested in the distance between people and a keen observer of the separateness that can exist in relationships, she began painting narratives where the figures seem to be alone in their own worlds or unaware of each other’s presence. Sometimes she will use scale or a diptych/triptych to make the separation more literal. The images she is drawn to are awkward, self-conscious, invisible, lonely, and stoic moments from childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
Linda has exhibited at Art Share LA, L.A. Artcore Gallery, L.A., Co-Lab Gallery, The Gallery Presents, Hale Arts Space, bG gallery, Long Beach Arts, and Gallery 825, Los Angeles. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Artist Association/Gallery 825 since 2013. Linda lives in Woodland Hills with her husband and has a son and a daughter.