Linda Erf Swift Photography

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Education

* School of the Art Institute Chicago -- Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2011
* University of Chicago summer school, 1997. Photo class with Joel Snyder.
* Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Photography classes, 1995 – 2000.
* University of Illinois – Urbana, IL. Masters of Social Work, 1970.
* DePauw University – Greencastle, IN.  Bachelor of Arts, 1967.

Exhibitions

*Harold Washington Library. "The Chalkboard Project: Teens and Quotes," images from The H.S. Photo Project. May 2 - November 1, 2015.
*University of Chicago Medical Center. "Our Sense of Belonging," a curated group show. March 16 - July 1, 2015.
*University of Chicago Medical Center. Solo Exhibition, The H.S. Photo Project. February 27 - April 23, 2015. 
*Linz and Vail Café, Evanston. Solo Exhibition, September 15 - October 15, 2011.
*Ysla Battrell Studio, Wilmette. Solo Exhibition, March 5 - April 8, 2010.
* Fine Arts Building, Chicago.  3 Photographers / 3 Journeys, October 9 – 10, 2009.
* Harris International Hostel, Wabash & Congress, Chicago. The H.S. Project: August 2009 - January 2010.
* Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin “Specula Family Strolling.”  52nd Annual Beloit & Vicinity Juried Art Exhibition, June 12-July 24, 02009.
* Morpho Gallery, Chicago “Riff on Vitruvian Man.” 4th Annual Photography Exhibit, April 3 - May 3, 2009.
* Bridge Art Fair – New York 09. The image shown in New York was “X Marks the Spot.”  It, and “Riff on Vitruvian Man,” are images from a Painting with 0Light0series of gynecological instruments. March 5 – 8, 2009.
* Morpho Gallery, Chicago. “Bea’s Wedding Shoes.”  3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, March - April 2008. Selected one of four show winners.
* School of the Art Institute Student Galleries. “The Patriot Act - Who’s Looking Through Your Drawers?” Active Liberty. March 9 – April 6, 2006.
* WomanMade Gallery, Chicago. “Scott Needs a Girlfriend.” Text and Images, February 2005.
* Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. Portrait Show, 2005. Three images juried in and exhibited.

 Awards

Morpho Gallery, Chicago.  3rd Annual Juried  Photography Exhibit, 2008. My work was selected as one of the four show winners. We were awarded a four-person show  (August 13 – 25, 2008). The group show was featured in "Time Out Chicago" as The Critic’s Pick for the week.

Collections    

The Divinity School, University of Chicago. Sixteen images were purchased for permanent exhibition in the Mission Lounge of the Divinity School’s Hyde Park campus.

Kenwood Academy, Chicago Public School.  Thirty images from the High School Project were purchased and are on display on the first floor of the school’s main building.