About Linda Grashoff

Cover4PhotoLinda Grashoff has been photographing Ohio’s Vermilion River more than a decade. She is a former editor of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine. This is her first book. She blogs at lindagrashoff.wordpress.com.

Completing her formal career as editor, writer, and photojournalist, in 2001 Grashoff left the staff of Oberlin College to spend her days making visual art. She now spends hours each week inviting the world to her camera.

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions and Presentations

  • “They Breathe Iron: Artistic and Scientific Encounters with an Ancient Life Form,” slide show and talk, Friends of the Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, OH, 2015
  • “My River Journey: From Bacteria to Book,” slide show and talk, Oberlin City Club, Oberlin, OH, 2014
  • Take Two Parks and Call Me in the Morning,” slide show and talk, Oberlin City Club, Oberlin, OH, 2011
  • Take Two Parks and Call Me in the Morning,” slide show and talk, 19th Century Club, Oberlin, OH, 2011
  • The Back Pond, solo photography exhibition, Kendal at Oberlin, Oberlin, OH, 2010
  • “Walls and Portals,” slide show and talk, Spectrum Club, Oberlin, OH, 2009
  • A Mile and a Half, Here and There, solo photography exhibition, Kendal at Oberlin, Oberlin, OH, 2008
  • “Sparkle, Glisten, and Shine,” slide show and talk, Kendal at Oberlin, Oberlin, OH, 2007
  • Celebrating the Commonplace, solo exhibition, Plymouth Harbor Retirement Community, Sarasota, FL, 2007
  • Two Rivers, two-person exhibition, mack b gallery, Sarasota, FL, 2007
  • 16 Aspects of the Vermilion River, Kendal at Oberlin, Oberlin, OH, 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Material Evidence, Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood, OH, 2014
  • A Celebration of Ginko Gallery, Kendal at Oberlin, Oberlin, OH 2014
  • Material Matters, Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood, OH, 2012
  • Wild: Artists and Animals of Myakka, Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, FL, 2011. Juror: Mark Ormond
  • Passion & Patience, Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, OH, 2010
  • 6 by 6, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH, 2009
  • NFS (Not for Sale) Collection of the Artist, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, 2008. Curator: Mark Ormond
  • Six-State Photography Show, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011. Juror’s Choice Award 2005, 2008
  • Computer-Aided Art, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, 2005
  • New Fibers, Slusser Gallery, produced by the Fiber Art Network, Ann Arbor, MI, 2004, Second Prize. Juror: Dorothy Caldwell.

Publications

  • Always Home, Always Away,” in Away, Winter 2015
  • They Breathe Iron: Artistic and Scientific Encounters with an Ancient Life Form, Science&Art Press, 2014
  • Finding Beauty in Bacteria,” in Living in the Vermilion River Watershed, Oberlin College and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, 2008

Collections

  • Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, OH
  • Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights, OH
  • Nordson Corporation, Amherst, OH
  • Oberlin Public Library, Oberlin, OH
  • Ohio Educational Credit Union, Oberlin, OH

Gallery Representation

Media Coverage

  • The Lorain, OH, Morning Journal, “Fruits of Artistic Labor: First Show of Stocker Gallery Season
 Plucks New Artists and Creations,” August 23, 2009
  • The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, On Display, But Not on the Market,” September 4, 2008
  • The Sarasota Pelican Press, “Grashoff Makes More than Photos at Mac B,” January 17, 2007
  • Sarasota, Florida’s Creative Loafing, “A River Runs through It,” January 10, 2007
  • Fiberarts magazine, “Linda Grashoff: Photographs Made Tactile,” Summer 2006
  • Fiberarts Web-Exclusive Gallery: “Photographed and Stitched: Artist Books by Linda Grashoff,” Summer 2006

Education

  • A.M., Journalism, University of Michigan
  • A.B., Psychology, University of Michigan
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