My drawing and mixed medium pieces examine the symbolism of a single object, mostly from natural and biological worlds. Pattern and color call on order and control, yet the patterns break or have inconsistencies, proving control to be useless. Each piece is a milagro or talisman of sorts, invoking themes of fertility, mental health, and other parts of the human condition.

Originally from Ohio, I currently live and work in north-central Utah.

Education 

2003

Cleveland State University, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.

Exhibitions & Events

2021

2020

2017

National Juried Exhibition, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Talleres Sin Fronteeras, TANA, University of California, Davis, Woodland, CA

Humanities without Walls, Traveling Exhibition, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

2016

Spotlight: Linda Ayala, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH

Dare to be Heard, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH

2014

Hispanic Art Show, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Tiny Out Loud, S. Dot Galleries, Columbus, OH

2013

Passed Lives, Proximity Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2012

Animal Kingdom, S.Dot Gallery, Columbus, OH

Monster Drawing Rally, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

2011

Playing House, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2307 Chester Ave, The Last Exhibition, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Conexion Octubre, West Shore Universalist Unitarian Church, Rocky River, OH

2010

Current Works, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Sin Titulo (Untitled), Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Undomesticated, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2009

La Cosecha del Barrio, 78th Street Studios, Pop Up Show, Cleveland, OH

2007 &

2006

El Dia de los Muertos, Cleveland, OH

2004

Mural: A Tribute to Roberto Ocasio, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Residencies

2017

Humanities without Walls Consortium Project, Segura Arts Studio, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Projects

2014

Puppets and Performer (Dorrie), Tiny Out Loud - Dot & Dorrie Outtakes

Press

Usmani, Josh: "Heights Arts Hosts Linda Ayala's Imaginative Interpretations of the Natural World", Scene Magazine, May 5, 2016.

Usmani, Josh: "Passed Lives - Fictional Portraits with Dynamic Personalities", Cool Cleveland, 2013.

Clark, Joseph: “No Place Like Home”, Scene Magazine, October 5, 2011.

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/on-view-this-week/Content?oid=2741454

 

Utter, Douglas Max: “Stitches in Time”, Scene Magazine, March 31, 2010.

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/stitches-in-time/Content?oid=1872907

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art, drawing, mixed medium

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