Boston-based artist Linda Pagani works with light, architecture, and landscape to examine the coexistence of manmade structures and nature. Her photographs of structures acting as futile obstacles to light are abstracted into compositions that isolate exact moments when light make its entrance. Light and shadow act as drawing tools as she transforms space into a series of folds and bends in her paper and ceramic sculpture. Objects morph from the surface of a wall, crossing the boundaries of the plane as Pagani alternates between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds questioning perspective and suggesting possibility.
Pagani studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she was awarded the Traveling Fellowing in 2014, Karsh Prize in Photography in 2012, and the Springborn Fellowship in 2011. More recently, Pagani has expanded her oeuvre to include collaborative work with Italian artist Federica Pamio, in which the two artists utilize performative acts within landscape and architecture to suggest an alternate history of time and place.
Pagani continues to work with architecture as her central subject, making it perform with material and light. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in public and private collections.