Bio / CV

Linda Coppens is a visual artist working in acrylic/oil/mixed media, her work is mainly abstract.
Drawing and painting have always been important in her life although she had no artistic impulses from her family and becoming an artist was not an option.
Linda was born in Aalst (Belgium), moved to Brussels where she studied at the VUB and got her Masters degree in Psychology.
In 1998 she decided to take a formal training at the Academy of visual arts in Liedekerke/Belgium. There she discovered a real passion for abstract art, so she completed her formal training with advanced workshops and courses.
Exploring and experimenting with new materials and ideas are part of her daily practice.
Currently she lives and works in Ternat near Brussels and some periods of the year in Spain, where she also setup an art studio.

Selected exhibitions

2017     

Linéair /Dilbeek/Belgium 
Open Atelier Ternat 2017 (Open studios tour)
Exhibition - CC Strombeek/Belgium

2016     

Exhibition - Guest artist at Lydia Smets (glass art) Open House 
Exhibition "A visual Conversation" - CC Asse/Belgium
Kunstzomer Leke - kunstroute

2015     

Open House/atelier Linda Coppens
E-Musée-exhibition Ghent (Belgium)
E-Mixed - group exhibition Eeklo (Belgium)

2014     

Open House/atelier Linda Coppens
Porter Novelli business event – group exhibition

2013     

Kunstroute Kortemark (Belgium)
Arstudio Knokke (Belgium)
Espace Art Gallery Brussels (Belgium)
RV Contemporary Art Kortrijk (Belgium)

2012     

Lubrizol (Luxemburg)
Art Decor Luxe Shop Gallery – Ciney (Belgium)
Miele International (Luxemburg)
ArtHill Gallery (Belgium)
Enovos (Luxemburg)
CASC Europe (Luxemburg)
Fuchs & Associés (Luxemburg)

2011     

Art Decor Luxe Shop Gallery – Ciney (Belgium)
Banque Lloyds TSB (Luxemburg)
Art galery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)
AG2R – La Mondiale (Luxemburg)
Erste Europaische Bank  (Luxemburg)

2010     

Art Galery Gerda De Jonghe – Lennik (Belgium)
Galerie Kunstobjectief – Lochristi (Belgium)
Domaine de la Motte – Bousval (Belgium)
Salon International de Sainte Marie la Mer (France)
Salon International des Arts Contemporains à Bruxelles (Belgium)
54e Salon International des arts plastiques de Béziers  (France)
Art galery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)

2009     

Lineart – International Art fair Ghent (Belgium)
Kruispunt Denderleeuw (Belgium)
Art galery Schepens – Zele (Belgium

2004 - 2008     

Artitude – Indigo Studios Brussel (Belgium)
Salon Libr’art – Libramont  (Belgium)
Salon Libr’art – Libramont  (Belgium)
Abbey Affligem (Belgium) 
Belle op Aarde – Art Event Schellebelle (Belgium) 
’t Kasteeltje – Denderleeuw (Belgium)
Kasteel La Motte – Sint Ulriks-Kapelle (Belgium) 

Education

1998-2004  Drawing – Academy of visual arts Liedekerke
2004-2009  Painting - Academy of visual arts Liedekerke
2004-2009   Workshop/Greg Allen (Australian painter), workshops in France/Leo Musch (Dutch painter).
2013  Oil & cold wax with Judy Wise (Oregon, US), Extreme composition with Jane Davies (Vermont, US) 

Collections

Private collections in US, Wailuku/Hawaii, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium