Linda Swanson is an artist whose interests are grounded in the metamorphic nature of ceramic materials and processes. Her work engages the enigmatic properties of matter at an elemental level and the capacity of wonder to question how and what we know. Her raw and kiln-fired ceramic works have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia including Beautés Equivoques at the Bernardaud Foundation in Limoges, France, RAW at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, New Orientalia at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, Omphalos at A-B Projects in Los Angeles, the Cluj Bienniale of Ceramics in Romania and ArtParis with the Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, France. She has been an Artist in Residence at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, Guldagergaard Inernational Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and Louisiana State University in the USA. Her work has been supported with grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ, FRQSC, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Windgate Charitable Foundation and the Saltonstall Foundation. Swanson graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University in New York in 2005 and subsequently taught at Alfred University, the Kansas City Art Institute and now teaches and coordinates the Ceramics Program at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.