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Galia Linn

Note to Self

Los Angeles | September 7 - October 19 2019
Press:   Artfacts

Showing this work feels like taking my clothes off in public.

It is a departure from my prevailing body of work as a site-responsive installation artist and sculptor.

I’d just turned fifty and was feeling especially raw. Hormones were starting their retreat from my body, causing painful discourse that was wreaking havoc on my well-being. The demons’ voices were out of control.

Trying to make sense of it all, I realized that the demons are me and the words they are saying so loudly to me, are my words to myself. I found that I could acknowledge these words, feel this “painful desire” and dive into it because it is mine and it is ok to feel it.

I discovered that I can break walls, as I am the one who put them up. I am the one who can sweep myself of my feet. I am not ordinary. I can feel doubt as part of the creative process without letting it paralyze me. I can acknowledge my journey and my accomplishments out loud and in writing. I can release these traps of negativity because I’ve been creating them all along.

note to self is an ode to joy, fear, magic, doubt, self-esteem, darkness and discovery, and a realization that it is impossible to have one without the other.


Galia Linn is a sculptor and site-specific installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. Linn constructs relationships between subject, object and their environments by creating elemental tensions; a delicate balance between the mediums’ limits and Linn’s exploration with life’s imperfections. Influenced by an early childhood in Israel, a land full of ancient and contemporary relics of past and present civilizations, Linn’s work absorbs both her physical body through the manipulation of the material and the emotional and historical resonance of the artists’ life. What appears fragile, in the end is rock strong, the cracks become symbolic; a window into the internal makeup of the vessels, a metaphor for strength and beauty; a testament of surrender.

Galia Linn has shown nationally and internationally, and is part of numerous private collections in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, Brussels and Tel Aviv.

Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Evidence of Care: Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Inside at The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA; Art Beyond Conflict, a year-long installation in Bellingham, WA; Experience 19: Touch, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA; Uncommon Terrain, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA; Clay, Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France; The Fourth World at the Institute of Art and Olfaction; Vessels at LA><Art; and SuperpowerShadowWoman at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA.