Linda Law is a Digital / Holographic artist born in the UK who has a long history of working in Art and Technology. Having begun her career as a scientist Linda shifted to art in the mid 70’s because of a deep desire for creative expression and became passionately involved with holography and photography exhibiting work in both media as well as curating exhibitions.
After spending time again in the UK in the late 70’s (where she had several residencies as a visiting artist in university holographic facilities) Linda became the Assistant Director of a new facility at NY Institute of Technology in 1981, The Center for Optics, Lasers and Holography. At NYIT she was introduced to state of the art Computer Graphics (in what was then the leading experimental center for Computer Graphics) and as a result moved into digital holography and digital photography as well as multi-media works and performance pieces. In 1984 Linda produced and directed a multi-media piece created with computer generated imagery to explain holography (with the help of NYIT’s Computer Graphics Lab and Agfa Gevaert in Belgium) for the Royal Photographic Society’s major exhibition of holography, “Light Dimensions" where she also exhibited holograms.
Leaving NYIT in 1985 Linda was for a time the Curator of the New York Museum of Holography in Manhattan. Since then she has curated many exhibitions of Fine Art Holography in museums and galleries. Following the MOH she began to work as a teaching artist in schools and for many years engaged students with projects in Holography, Virtual Reality and Multi-Media. She has received many grants from NY Foundation for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts, and other funding agencies for projects with schools and colleges. Her multi-media collaborations with musicians led to her working with David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir, creating real-time interactive video projections for their musical performances.
Continuing to research and experiment with many of these new media and writing about them for Advanced Imaging Magazine and Computer Graphics World magazine Linda has evolved a broad technical understanding. In addition, she has been mentored by two leading engineers in the fields of Digital Holography and Stereo 3D (Dr. Kenneth Haines - inventor of the holographic mass production process for credit cards and the holographic covers of National Geographic and John Merritt - Founding chair of the SPIE's conference on Stereo 3D) and has translated this breadth of knowledge into the online educational course structure of “Tools for Creating in the 4th Dimension”.
Other courses are also under development for launch in 2016. Her deep research into all of these media combined with her wide network of connections provides Linda with a broad knowledge of all of these media and the ways in which they are being used creatively around the world today.