Linda Rutenberg started as a fine art photographer 30 years ago. She has a BFA in film and music and an MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Linda has taught photography and worked on projects which have resulted in fifteen publications and numerous exhibitions. In 1995 she opened Camera Lucida Image Centre in Montreal which housed a darkroom rental facility, a lab, a school and a gallery. In 1997 she co-founded Galerie Mistral, a fine art photography gallery in Montreal, Canada and served as its director for five years. Currently, Linda creates, teaches, lectures and inspires young artists mentoring them to bridge the gap between art and business.

Her fine artwork has been exhibited internationally and most recently in Canada, the US and England. Her series Urban Visions, One Island – Many Cities,  Mont-Royal, The Spiritual Landscape and The Garden at Night and her latest work The Gaspé Peninsula are all explorations of the relationship between the environment and its people. Linda’s work has been purchased by many prominent corporate collections, it is in the National Gallery of Canada and the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.

She is also a full-time Mentor, Coach, Incubator Manager and Chief of Inspiration Officer at Dawson College.


Education

1997B.F.A., specializing in film and music, Sir George Williams University, Montreal
1985M.F.A. in Visual Arts, specializing in photography, Concordia University, Montreal

Solo Exhibitions

2016Arts Sutton, Sutton Quebec July
2015Stewart Hall, “The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time”, Pointe Claire, September
2015Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, “The Garden at Night”, June
2015Musée du Bas-Saint- Laurent, “The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time”, Rivière du Loup, January
2015Maison de la Culture, “The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time”, Sainte Anne des Monts, January
2014Avenue Mont-Royal, “The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time”, Outdoor Exhibition, Montréal
2014Musée Acadien à Bonaventure, “The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time”, Bonaventure, September to November
2014Musée de la Gaspésie “The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time”, Rencontres photographiques de la Gaspésie, Gaspé August
2014Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé, June to October
2012RVPR, “Après Minuit,” Vallée Richelieu, Quebec, June
2012Kamouraska, ” The Edge of Time”, Kamouraska, Québec, June
2012Morven Museum, “The Garden at Night,” Princeton, NJ, June
2010Eden Project, “Eden at Night” Cornwall, England, July
2010Museum of Garden History, “The Garden at Night”, London, England, July
2010Hoopers Gallery, “The English Garden at Night”, London, England, June
2009Chateau de Ramsey, “Natura Obscura” Montreal, May- October
2009Cote Saint-Luc Library, “ The Garden at Night” Montreal, July
2008Montreal Botanical Gardens, ”After Midnight” Montreal, May-October
2008Galerie Pangée, Montreal, July
2008Missouri Botanical Gardens, St Louis, Missouri, March- May
2009Jardin de Métis, Grand-Métis, Quebec, May-October

Group Exhibitions

2012Kamouraska, “Seuil , Temporelle” Kamouraska,, Quebec, June
2009“Flora” Studio Georgeville, Georgeville, Quebec, June
2009“Rencontres Photographique”, Kamouraska, July
2005“Viewpoint “Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, May
2004“City in Focus” Galerie Stewart Hall, Montreal, December
2004“Time Stands Still” Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, May
2003“Mirada Furtiva” Espacio Mexico, Montreal, September
2002“Photos/Photographie, Galerie Berenson, Montreal, September

Lectures, Grants & Prizes

2000Roloff Benny Award, Honourable Mention  – $5000 award
1995Mission Photographique de Montréal
1993Minister of Communications, Project Grant, June
1988Canada Council, travel grant, November
1985Ministère des affaires culturelles, December
1985Ministère des affaires culturelles, December

Book Publications

2014The Gaspe: Land on the Edge of Time, Editions Del Busso (french) Verve  Editions, (English)
2010The English Garden at Night- Intimate Visions of Public Edens, Thames and Hudson
2008After Midnight Through the Seasons at the Montreal Botanical Garden, Verve Editions
2007The Garden at Night- Private Views of Public Edens, Chronicle Books
1997-2004Secret Series- Fifteen books, ECW Press
1999Mount Royal–A World Apart, November

Other Publications

2014La Presse, “Linda Rutenberg : fille ionsoumise de Szilasi”, September
2014Vie des Arts,” Des images découpées au scalpel”, Fall
2014The Gazette, “Winter descends on Mount Royal Avenue”, October
2014Echo of the Bay, September
2010Landscape and Architecture, September
2010Amateur Photographer, July
2010Royal Society of Photography, June
2009Photo Solutions, January
2008La Presse, May 17
2007-2008Concordia University Magazine, ”Night Vision” Winter
2007Outdoor Photographer, December
2007Washington Post, December 2
2007Money & Wealth, Fall
2007The Gazette, October 15
2007The Chronicle-West End Edition, October 3
2005The Gazette, Art Reviews “The City in Focus”, January
2005Canadian Jewish News– Art Scene, ”Review of Night Series”, January
2001The Gazette,” Selling your art, not your soul”, April
2001“The Power of Reflection”, Exhibition catalogue, September
2000Voir, Exhibition, May
2000The Gazette, Review, May
2000The Gazette, Books, Review, May

Collections

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Musée du Québec (Québec)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (Québec)

Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston (Ontario)

Vancouver Presentation House, Vancouver (British Columbia)

Centro de la Fotographia Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Breakwater Capital

Royal Bank

ECW Press

Standard Life

Toronto Dominion Bank

RBC Securities

Banque Nationale, Montreal (Québec)

Bain Corporation, Toronto (Ontario)

First Marathon, Montreal (Québec)

Equifax Inc., Montreal (Québec)

Numerous personal collections