Linnea Spransy's images are generated using rules which are distillations of emergent and chaos theory, the resiliency of natural systems and the metaphysical tension of scientific determinism and free-will. Her work has been exhibited at numerous academic institutions including Princeton University, both commercial and non-profit galleries such as White Flag and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Her collaborations and performances have taken place in NYC, London, and in Dundee, Scotland. She is currently living and working in LA where she co-directs and exhibition space called BridgeProjects, opening in Fall of 2019. This project will expand and also run an international artist residency and a subsidized studio program by 2021 from a built-to-suit facility.
'Linnéa' is the feminine form of Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist who designed the sprawling Latin taxonomy structure for plants and animals still used today. The name itself is derived from the Latin root for 'line', which invites speculation that Linnéa Spransy may have had little choice in her vocation or the kind of work she produces. After all, line is her favored tool in satisfying a deep curiosity about the nature of systems and pattern - their diversity, intelligence and disintegration. Born in 1976 in a town called Oconomowoc, WI. Her father was the synth player in one of the first Christian glam bands to ever tour. Her formative years were spent in a 75 member community in Oregon with a 'common-purse' economic structure. Having begun her education in a one-room schoolhouse, she finished it at Yale University, with every imaginable form of education in between. At this juncture, her curiosity about science, philosophy and ultimate questions came to the fore, opening territory she has been exploring ever since.