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.
Cleveland State University, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.
Exhibitions & Events
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
Spotlight: Linda Ayala, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH
Dare to be Heard, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Hispanic Art Show, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Tiny Out Loud, S. Dot Galleries, Columbus, OH
Passed Lives, Proximity Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Animal Kingdom, S.Dot Gallery, Columbus, OH
Monster Drawing Rally, Spaces, Cleveland, OH
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
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
La Cosecha del Barrio, 78th Street Studios, Pop Up Show, Cleveland, OH
El Dia de los Muertos, Cleveland, OH
Mural: A Tribute to Roberto Ocasio, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Humanities without Walls Consortium Project, Segura Arts Studio, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
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.
Utter, Douglas Max: “Stitches in Time”, Scene Magazine, March 31, 2010.