Carl Linstrum’s professional experience spans a broad range, including his work as an internationally exhibiting painter, through nearly twenty years as a gallery owner and art consultant, and into his current position as a professor in the School of Foundation Studies at SCAD Atlanta. He received his BA in Printmaking from The University of South Florida in 1992 and his MFA in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University in 2002.
In his role as a professional artist, Carl has accumulated an extensive exhibition record, participating in solo and group exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and universities. His drawings and paintings have been collected into numerous private, corporate and public collections throughout his career. As owner of Aliya Linstrum Gallery from 1992 until 2009, Mr. Linstrum represented a highly respected stable of artists working in all media. He worked closely with these artists, securing commissions and curating exhibitions with the intent of aggressively developing their careers as professionals in their field. During these years, Carl also served on the board of the Atlanta Gallery Association, whose goal was to promote the active visual arts community in Atlanta and highlight the city’s role as the cultural capital of the South. Since joining SCAD Atlanta in 2009, he has taught a full range of drawing and design courses in the School of Foundation Studies and the School of Fine Arts.
Carl Linstrum lives and works in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.