Photo of Linda Martinello
Photo of Linda Martinello
Linda Martinello
Faculty of Art

Area(s) of Expertise

Drawing, painting


Linda Martinello completed an MFA at the University of Waterloo and received an Honours BA from the University of Toronto. Recent exhibitions include Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, PAMA Peel Art Gallery in Brampton, p|m Gallery in Toronto, Galerie BAC in Montreal, Gallery Page and Strange in Halifax and UWAG in Waterloo. Her work is located in prominent private, public and corporate art collections including BMO Financial Group, Cenovus, Encana, TD Bank, TELUS, Torys, among other institutions. She is the recipient of several awards and research grants including SSHRC Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship, Shantz Fellowship, Toronto Arts Council Grants and Ontario Arts Council Grants.


2012 University of Waterloo, MFA, Canada

2006 OCAD Florence Program, Advanced Visual Studies, Italy

2004 University of Toronto, HBA, Art & Art History, Canada

2004 University of Guadalajara, Contemporary Art & Politics, Mexico

2001 University of Siena, Medieval Art & Architecture, Italy

Professional Experience

2015-2016 Assistant Professor / CLTA, Florence Program, OCAD University International Campus, Florence, Italy

2012-2015 Instructor, Drawing & Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2012-2015 Instructor, Creative Workshops in Figure Drawing, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2015 Instructor, Experimental Drawing Workshops, PAMA Peel Art Gallery, Brampton, Ontario

2014 Faculty Coordinator, Awernda Inspired, Awenda Provincial Park + OCAD University, Ontario"––––––––––––

2014 Instructor, Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

2013/2014 Instructor, Summer Intensive Program, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2013 Instructor, Drawing Workshop, Duke Redbird Summer Program, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Ontario

2011/2012 Studio Manager to artist Denyse Thomasos, East Village, New York City, NY USA

2012 Instructor, Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, On

Selected Exhibitions

2015 Chambers of Indefinite Extent, p|m Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2015 Interrupted Landscapes, LAC Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

2015 Exchange, PAMA Peel Art Gallery, Ontario

2014 7 Peintres Torontois, Galerie BAC, Montreal, Quebec

2014 New Work, Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2012 Four Corners Gateway, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

2012 Amorphous Arenas, Rumi Galleries, Port Credit, Ontario

2011 New Work, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2009 Points of Departure, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario

2008 Merge, Emerging Artist Series, Art Gallery of Ontario Rental + Sales Gallery, Toronto, ON

Awards \ Grants

2014 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant

2014 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant

2012 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant

2012 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant

2011 SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship

2011 University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship

2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)

2011 Shantz Fellowship Scholarship, University of Waterloo

2011 Ontario Graduate Fellowship, University of Waterloo

2010 University of Waterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship