University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Joan Linder

Department Chair
Associate Professor


Office: CFA 202D
Phone Number: 716-645-0539

Joan Linder is best known for her labor-intensive drawings that transform mundane subjects into conceptually rich images. Life size representations of figures and objects explore themes such as the banality of mass produced domestic artifacts; the politics of war; sexual identity and power. Linder has exhibited throughout the US and in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan and Korea at venues including White Columns, NY; the Queens Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; and the Gwanjgu Art Museum, Korea. Awards include residency fellowships at MacDowell Colony, Smack Mellon Studios, Villa Montalvo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Yaddo, The Foundation of Jewish Culture’s Ronnie Heyman Award; and a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Born in New York, Linder attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received and MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from The School if the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Linder is currently represented by Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City.


  • ART 207 Drawing Concepts 1
  • ART 208 Drawing Concepts 2
  • ART 223 Figure Drawing
  • ART 307 Thematic Drawing
  • ART 323 Intermediate Figure Drawing

Read course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog-ART.

Other Painting & Drawing Faculty:

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Vimeo
  • Follow us on Instagram