Linda Kamille Schmidt grew up in Kansas and returns often to visit her family. After receiving an MA in drawing and an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa, she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she has lived and worked since 1989. Schmidt creates fabric pieces and installations by sewing together layers of colorful transparent panels. She is interested in the ways that fabric is used publicly (celebrations, marches, banners and fairs) and privately (quilts, clothing, home furnishing). In addition to these practical uses, she considers how fabric can also function as an incubator for thought and contemplation. While working she remembers the makers and sewing and design skills that have been passed down through generations of women in her family.
Solo and Group shows have included AIR Gallery (New York, NY), Ann Street Gallery (Newburgh, NY), Art in Embassies (Kohor, Republic of Palau), Art Mora (Ridgefield Park, NJ; Seoul, South Korea; New York, NY), ArtPort Kingston (Kingston, NY), Carroll and Sons Gallery (Boston, MA), Chazou Gallery (British Columbia), Cheryl Hazen Gallery (New York, NY), Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (New York, NY), Curious Matter (Jersey City, NJ), DeDee Shattuck Gallery (Westport, MA), Denise Bibro Fine Art (New York, NY), Main Window Dumbo (Brooklyn, NY), Port Washington Public Library (Port Washington, NY), Praxis Gallery (New York, NY), Readywipe Gallery (Holyoke, MA), Ridderhof Martin Gallery at the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksbur, VA), Robert W. Regier Art Gallery at Bethel College (N. Newton, KS), Saunders's Farm (Garrison, NY), State of the Arts Gallery (Hong Kong), Tilly Foster Farm Museum (Brewster, NY) and other venues. She is represented in collections around the world