Director of BFA Thesis Program, Associate Professor of Intermedia, Video & Sound
BFA University of Virginia (Studio Art/ Photography)
Linda Kliewer is currently Associate Professor, and Director of BFA Thesis, teaching in Intermedia and Video + Sound.
As a queer artist, Linda has spent much of her life pushing against the current of misinformation to make herself and others visible. Sharing her own truths through images.
Linda is an award-winning queer filmmaker and photographer who has been making film, video and still images for over 30 years. Her passions are social documentary and teaching. Her art centers on self-portraiture, social comment and most recently swimming pools.
The body of her documentary photography is one of the largest photographic collections of Portland’s queer community. Kliewer’s work is part of the Visual Chronicle of Portland, has been screened in the Sundance Film Festival, NW Film and Video Festival, the Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, and has been published, exhibited and screened nationally and internationally (Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Paris, and Belgrade, Serbia).