Linda and Theodor Shinkle
Linda, b. Detroit, MI (1953) earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1976) and Theodore, b. Sylvania, OH (1986) earned a Bachelor of Arts at Denison University, Granville, OH (2009). Linda and Theodore have traveled and studied on 6 continents. Additional artistic studies by Linda include Sorbonne University of Paris, (1974) Paris, France, National Geographic in Sienna, Italy (2005) and National Geographic with Bob Krist Around the World (2007) and by Theodore FAMU, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (2008).
Mother/son artists duo creating conceptual award winning Mixed Media at the intersection of art, science & technology. Through a heightened sense of the grandeur of both natural and constructed elements the mother/son duo conveys their vision of the connectivity of worldly and spiritual dimensions. Their inventive art transports viewers well beyond realism transmitting more about reality and perception than the human eye.
Metalagram® is created from a multi-layered artistic process by the duo in their studio originating from their classic expertise, self-teaching and use of the scientific method. In their visionary artwork they synthesize etching, engraving, photography composites and cutting edge technology with novel uses of materials and techniques on 2D metal transforming their creation with 3D appearance.
Awards include 2nd place Chianti Star Festival, Tuscany, Italy 2014, Arrow Five Years Out Arts Challenge Top 10, Denver, CO 2014, Top Six Must See at One Spark Festival, Jacksonville, FL 2014, Best of Show Art, Innovation & Design Beverly Hills, CA Art Show 2013, Best of Show & Outstanding Achievement Amdur Productions, Chicago, IL 2013, Top 50 Emerging Artists "Art Business News" 2012 and selected by A & E for 2015 documentary. Exhibitions include Detroit Institute of Art “Beyond Basics”, Detroit, MI 2014, Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA 2013, Art Expo New York, New York 2012 and Red Dot at Art Basel Miami, FL 2012. Permanent collections include the Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI October 2015, and Cranbrook Institute of Science Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI and several individuals and small businesses 2014 - 2012. Published in "International Masters of Photography, Vol.1, 2012, "Art Business News" 2012, "Ambassador" 2014 and Keynote Speakers at Michigan Art Education Association Conference 2015.