Galia Linn is a sculptor, painter, and site-responsive installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her work is included in numerous private collections in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, Brussels, and Tel Aviv. Her work has been featured in LA Weekly, KCET Artbound, Art + Cake, and KCRW’s Art Talk. In Los Angeles she is represented by Track 16 Gallery.
A childhood and early adulthood spent in war torn Israel surrounded by archaeological sites and spaces instilled her with intimate connections to ancient and contemporary relics from past and present civilizations, as well as the understanding that each place has a story to tell and relationships to uncover. Linn’s work with sculptural materials, painting, and installation reacts to the stories, relics, and imperfections that emerge, conflating time and geography, allowing elemental tensions to come to the surface.
In addition to her prolific studio practice, Linn is the founder of Blue Roof Studios (BRS), a multidisciplinary art hub located in South Los Angeles. Informed by the core themes of her own studio practice, BRS offers a place for artists to work in an environment that fosters creativity and community. The venue also offers public programming that promotes dialog around art and cultural production.
Linn is the founder of Arts at Blue Roof, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Through studio residencies, mentorship, and public programs, AaBR seeks to build long-term relationships with artists and audiences to support accessible arts programs and meaningful arts experiences. In conjunction with AaBR, Linn founded A Room of One’s Own artist residency, which provides women artists with financial resources and a studio to work. In this dedicated space, outside of their homes, they can explore materials, investigate ideas, and create, free from distractions and everyday responsibilities.