Bio

Linda Lieff Altabef was born and raised in the United States and immigrated to Israel in 2009.

Her career has been rich and varied. She has degrees from Pratt Institute and Hartford Art School and studied with Roman Vishniac and Daniel Maloney. Early on, Linda designed textiles for companies such as Anne Klein under the direction of Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein.  She has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and sculptures in galleries and Museums in Israel, NYC, Los Angeles, and Texas such as Tova Osman Art Gallery, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, The Katonah Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum; designed a performance set for the poet Allen Ginsberg; written for magazines such as Heresies about projects promoting Women Artists; and designed stained glass windows for synagogues in New York. 

Her work is in many private collections in the USA, Denmark, and Israel.

Education

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – MFA Painting 1984, Studied with Roman Vishniac 
Hartford Art School
, Hartford, CT – BFA Art Education and Studio Art 1978 
Art Students League
, NYC. Studied with Daniel Maloney, 1978-81 
Fashion Institute of Technology
, NYC. Textile Design Program, 1977

 Exhibitions 

Jerusalem Municipal Art Gallery, 2020, Journey מסע, Solo Exhibition curated by Nomi Bruckmann

Jerusalem Biennale 2019Shalom Bayit– To Whom do I Wed– Mixed Media Installation 

Studio of Her Own, Jerusalem, 2018, Echoing- Painting Installation at Etz Chaim Building

Machanayim Gallery, Israel,  2018, Calling קריאה, Solo Exhibition curated by Nomi Bruckmann                                          

Tova Osman Art Gallery,  Tova Osman Art Gallery Tel Aviv, November 2017, Dwellings-בית משכן, Solo Exhibition      

ORT Braude College,Karmiel, Israel, 2013, The Lady Roslyn Lyons Gallery, Sound Sculpture for new Olim exhibition      

Rosh PinaIsrael, 2012, The Wind Says, Interactive Wind Installation

Rosh Pina, Israel, 2012,  All about Wine, Sculpture and paintings

Rosh Pina, Israel, 2011Tziporim-Bird ExhibitionIn conjunction with  Society of the Protection of Nature in Israel 

Stamford, CT, 2004, Downtown DistrictCelebrating Women Art in Public Places

Chappaqua Library Gallery, Chappaqua, NY, 2002, The Muses (Review, NY Times, 8/4/02, by D. Dominick Lombardi, The Muses)

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, 2001, Breaking the Rules: Art, 2001

Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT, 2001, Art of the Northeast 

The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY, 2001, 3 Installations 

Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT, 1999, Off the Wall (Review, NY Times, 6/20/99, by William Zimmer, Off the Wall)

Mount Kisco Public Library, NY, 1998, Solo Exhibit, The Language of Letters

Katonah Museum of Art, NY, 1997, Like a Rolling Stone (Interactive Sculpture)

The Railroad Station Gallery, New Milford, CT, 1996, Like Father Like Daughter

Westchester Land Trust, Katonah, NY 1994, Water Works (Juried Show)

Westchester Land Trust, Katonah, NY, 1993, Art and the Environment (Juried)

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC, 1990, Season’s Best

Springs Art Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 1990, Memory and Artifact

The Arsenal, Central Park, NYC, 1990, Unnatural Causes

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC, 1989, Landscape

Brooklyn Underground Studio Gallery, NY, 1989, Images of Brooklyn

Sewall Art Gallery, Rice U., Houston, TX, 1988, Contemporary Interpretative Landscapes

Terry Dintenfass Gallery, NYC, 1988, Invitational Show

Kraine Club Gallery, NYC, 1985, Group Show (Review, ArtSpeak, 9/1/85, An Education as to the Uses of Color)

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1985, Juried Exhibition

Bronx River Art Gallery, NYC, 1987, Art in Unestablished Channels

Milton Weill Gallery, 92nd St., YMHA, NYC, 1987 and 1988, Faculty Art Show

SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA 1986, Art for AIDS (juried Show)

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, 1984, Ornaments Sh 

Design

Rosh Pina Stone Benches, Israel, 2017, designed stone benches for central plaza       

4PlayTM Music Box , Israel, 2015, an interactive educational instrument 

Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford, NY, 2008, Designed stained glass windows-Shir Hashirim

Mt. Kisco Hebrew Congregation, NY, 2002 & 2005, Designed stained glass windows

Brooklyn College, NY, 1996, Stage set design for poet Allen Ginsberg (TV Video)

Calvin Klein, 1985, Designed fabrics for Junior and Jeans Division

Anne Klein, 1980-81, Designed scarf and home furnishings collection

Publications and Grants

Artists Grant for New Immigrants in Israel, 2013-14                                         

Ben & Jerry’s Grant for exhibition Unnatural Causes, NYC, 1990                                           

Artists Grant, 1990, Artists Space, NYC                                                                                                                                

Heresies 22, Fall 1987, The Post Card Project: Celebrating Heroines                                                                                                                       

Women Artists News, Fall 1983, The Martines