Brazilian native multidisciplinary artist Linda Costa immigrated to the United States in childhood. Her works employ magical realism while exploring themes of spirituality, immigration, and female empowerment primarily via long exposure photography. She captures soulful portraits, revealing a person’s unique divine glow. Her light paintings reflect the sacred in all of us through mystical, electric portraits.
Light painting since college, Linda mastered her skills in Atlanta, GA exhibiting locally while collaborating with creatives in grant-funded projects like Banho de Luz: a light bath ritual (2012), and Vicarious Engagement (2016). Part of her 2014 series Transcend is in Fulton County Arts and Culture’s permanent collection. Her Divine Feminine series (2015) at the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta, GA explored ritual and performance art in Homage to Oxum.
In 2016 she was a founding member of the Studios at 5663, in Pinellas Park, FL. In 2018 Emory University’s Center for Creativity & Arts, in Atlanta, GA selected her for their Community Impact Artist award. She is a Creative Pinellas 2019 Emerging Artist Grantee and installed It’s been a wet one for their invitational Arts Annual 2020 exhibition. Local to Tampa Bay since 2015, the artist advocates for mental health, consults creatively, promotes talent, and exhibits her work locally and nationally.