Linda Eva Kourkoulis is a contemporary American painter and printmaker. Her neo-surrealistic land and seascapes explore the relationship between consciousness, memory, and lived experience; at once interconnected and charged with vivid, emotional associations, yet intangible and elusive. Born in NYC, she graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and later earned an EdD from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited by numerous galleries and included in collections in New York, Athens, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. She lives and works in New York.
Gestural marks, pseudo close-ups and aerial views juxtaposed with semi-articulated figures are used to create neo-surrealistic land and seascapes charged with vivid, emotional associations, yet intangible and elusive. My work is about composing abstractions that signify and describe place as a space, both occupied and internalized, that is in constant flux. Working in layers has always been at the core of my process for creating visual structures because it facilitates exploring relationships across time and between consciousness, memory, and lived experience whether in painting, printmaking or sculptural mediums.