Linda Rutenberg started as a fine art photographer 30 years ago. She has a BFA in film and music and an MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Linda has taught photography and worked on projects which have resulted in fifteen publications and numerous exhibitions. In 1995 she opened Camera Lucida Image Centre in Montreal which housed a darkroom rental facility, a lab, a school and a gallery. In 1997 she co-founded Galerie Mistral, a fine art photography gallery in Montreal, Canada and served as its director for five years. Currently, Linda creates, teaches, lectures and inspires young artists mentoring them to bridge the gap between art and business.
Her fine artwork has been exhibited internationally and most recently in Canada, the US and England. Her series Urban Visions, One Island – Many Cities, Mont-Royal, The Spiritual Landscape and The Garden at Night and her latest work The Gaspé Peninsula are all explorations of the relationship between the environment and its people. Linda’s work has been purchased by many prominent corporate collections, it is in the National Gallery of Canada and the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.
She is also a full-time Mentor, Coach, Incubator Manager and Chief of Inspiration Officer at Dawson College.