Through objects and site-specific installations, Linda Sormin’s work explores issues of fragility, aggression, mobility and survival. Born in Bangkok, Sormin moved to Canada with her family at the age of five.
She has a BA in English Literature and worked in community development for four years in Thailand and Laos. She studied ceramics at Andrews University, Sheridan School of Craft & Design (diploma 2001) and Alfred University (MFA 2003).
Sormin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Jane Hartsook Gallery (New York, NY), the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art (Bergen, Norway), Denver Art Museum (Denver, USA), gl Holtegaard (Denmark), Vallauris (France) and Middlesbrough (UK).
She has taught ceramics for more than 10 years – at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver, BC, 2003-2006) the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, 2006-2011), and Sheridan Institute where she was Professor and Head of Ceramics (Oakville, ON) in the Faculty of Animation, Art & Design. Linda joined the faculty here at Alfred in the Spring semester of 2016.