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Linda Lighton


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Linda Lighton received a BFA with honors from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1989. She studied painting and ceramics, 1976-978, at the University of Idaho and was on the Mortarboard Society. From 1974-1976 Lighton lived on the Colville Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington State. She attended The Factory of Visual Arts in Seattle, Washington from 1971-1974.

Lighton has had more than 54 solo shows since 1974 and participated in more than 150 group exhibitions including the 1st World Biennale in Icheon, Korea, 2001; International Bienal de Manises, Valencia, Spain, 2006; Fule International Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China, 2008; and Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland. Lighton received the Missouri Arts Award in 2008. In 2011 she was honored to receive the Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts and Education from the Kansas City Art Institute.

Lighton is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. She has had the opportunity to represent the United States at numerous symposiums and residencies: Anadalu University, Eskisihir, Turkey, 2011; Fule International Ceramic Museums, 2008; Israeli Ceramic Artists Association and Binyamini Foundation, 2005; International Ceramic Workshop, Kekscemet, Hungary, 2002; International Workshop for Ceramic Artists in Tokonome, Japan, 1996; International Symposium, Latvia, 1998 and 1992; and at the Jiesia Bone China Factory Symposium, Kaunas, Lithuania, 1996.
Lighton currently works in a large warehouse in Kansas City and rents space to other artists.
Linda Lighton


1989 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1974 Factory of Visual Arts, Seattle, WA

Selected Exhibitions

2013  Rheinsberg Castle, Rheinsberg, Germany
2012  Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2011  Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO
2010  Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO
2008  Carter Arts Center, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO
          Strecker Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
2007  Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA
2006  Art & Design Gallery, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
2004  Liberty Memorial Museum, Kansas City, MO
          Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2003  Art Forte Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2002  UMKC Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO
2000  Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, KS

Selected Public Collections

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
AMOCA Collection (donated by Kathleen Aylward),
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Truman Medical Center , Kansas City, MO
FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums,
The American Museum, Fuping, China
Leo Lambiel Museum, Lopez Island, WA
International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS University of Ohio, Athens, OH
Daum Museum, Sedalia, KS
Spencer Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
International Workshop of Clay, Tokonome, Japan
International Ceramic Museum, Icheon, Korea
Latvian National Museum, Riga, Latvia
International Ceramic Museum, Kecskemet, Hungary
Jiesia Bone China Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
R. Crosby Kemper, Kansas City, MO
Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Belger Cartage, Kansas City, MO


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