Linda Manguiat-Herzog was born in the Philippines, but has lived in the U.S. for most of her life. Her dedication to become a painter was inspired by a plein air painting class in the 1980’s by art instuctor Joseph Peter from the Cincinnati Art Academy. She has been exhibiting her work since her first Solo show in 1990. She works in both small and large scale canvases. Her medium is primarily oils, though she paints with acrylics and watercolors in her travels. Linda has travelled widely in her artistic pursuits, painting and drawing in Italy, France, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Spain and Japan. She completed an artist residency in Aurielle, Provence, France, where she painted landscapes on location as well as large scale figurative works. Her heroes in painting include Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Hans Hofmann. The Abstract Expressionists, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock have inspired her most recent figure paintings. Linda’s work is on exhibit at Waldo Library, Western Michigan University, and at Manguiat Studio, Park Trades Center, Suite #317, Kalamazoo, MI.
Linda lives with her husband Kevin in Southern Michigan, on a lake where she enjoys experiencing nature by pursuing her passions for fishing, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. They have twin sons in their twenties, who like their father, embrace movement through their interest in sports and travel.
“My paintings reflect an interest in color and varied subjects. There are landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, figures, interiors and abstract works. A common theme in my work is the use of vibrant colors, expressive marks and brushstrokes, often applied thickly, reflecting the energy and excitement that I feel when I am painting. I am always inspired by beauty found in nature. The recent focus on motions of everyday life comes as I mature as an artist, not taking for granted the ability to see, observe and paint the beauty in the motions that carry us through everyday life.”
2013 Master of Fine Arts, Painting Emphasis | Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University | Grand Rapids, MI
2012 Studio Arts Center International (SACI) | Art History and Fresco Painting | Florence, Italy
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Frostic School of Art | Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI summa cum laude
2008 Associate of Arts, College of Fine Arts | Kalamazoo Valley Community College | Kalamazoo, MI
1987-1990 Drawing and Painting Classes, non-credit | Cincinnati Art Academy | Cincinnati, OH
1985 Bachelor of Science (Dietetics) | College of Allied Health Sciences | University of Cincinnati, OH
Teaching and Juror Experience
2013 - Present | Painting and Drawing instructor | Continuing Studies | Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University | 17 Fountain Street | Grand Rapids, MI
2013 Abstract Painting Workshop | Lakeland Artists Group | Grand Haven Community Center | 421 Columbus St. | Grand Haven, MI
2013 Juror | Lakeland Artists Annual Fall Exhibition | Grand Haven Community Center Gallery | 421 Columbus St. | Grand Haven, MI
2011 Private Art Instructor | Manguiat Studio | Park Trades Center | 326 Kalamazoo Ave., Suite 317 | Kalamazoo, M