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Linn B. Underhill, photographer. Grantee NYSCA and Visual Studies Workshop, 1982, Colgate University Research Council, 1993; recipient Visual Artist's fellowship National Endowment for Arts, 1984, 90, Photographer's fellowship New York Foundation for Arts, 1989.


Underhill, Linn B. was born on August 8, 1936. Daughter of O. Dwight and Carol Francis (Shuey) Baldwin.


Master of Fine Arts in Photographic Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1982. Student, University California Berkeley, 1956. Student, San Francisco Art Institute, 1957.

Student, University Rochester, New York, 1977. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Alfred (New York ) University, 1978.


Self-employed portrait and wedding photographer, 1970-1974. Instructor Alfred University, 1972-1974. Intern International Museum Photography, George Eastman House, 1977.

Coordinator Copy Center Visual Studies Workshop, 1979-1981, coordinator Summer Institute, 1981, conservation technician Research Center Print Collection, 1981-1982, coordinator Research Center, 1982-1984, instructor photo-print processes, visual books and bookbinding, 1980-1981. Associate faculty, tutor Empire State College, Rochester, 1982. Faculty New York State Summer School Arts, School Film/Media, 1983.

Assistant professor department visual arts Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New York, 1988-1989. Instructor photography division international programs abroad Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, 1990. Assistant professor department art media studies College Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, 1989-1992.

Assistant professor department art and art history Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, since 1992. Artist-in residence Light Work, Syracuse, New York, 1983. Lecturer Philadelphia College Art, 1983.

Panelist New York Foundation Arts, Artists' Fellowship Program, 1985. Symposium panelist Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1986, Hunter College, New York, 1986. Guest lecturer women's studies program State University of New York Binghamton, 1986.

Panelist visual artists' fellowship program, photography panel National Endowment for Arts, 1988. Visiting artist, lecturer California Institute Arts, Valencia, California, 1988. Lecturer C.E.P.A. Gallery, Buffalo, 1989, New York Summer School for Arts, Buffalo, 1990, Cazenovia (New York ) College, 1990.

Visiting artist, lecturer University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1990, Maryland Institute College Art, Baltimore, 1991, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1991, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1993. Panelist Syracuse (New York ) University, 1991. Lecturer University Arts, Philadelphia, 1992.

Juror 7th National Photography Competition, New Mexico Photographer, 1993. Lecturer Gallery of School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1994, Boliou Art Center, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1994. Speaker, panelist Binghamton (New York ) University, 1995.

Adjunct faculty fine arts department College Graphic Arts and Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1981-1982, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, New York, 1985-1987, department art and art history and women's studies program State University of New York, Binghamton 1985-1988, cinema and photography department School Communications Ithaca (New York ) College, 1985-1988. Visiting lecturer Cornell University, 1987. Visiting assistant professor department art and art history Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1994.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Light Work, Syracuse, 1984, C.E.P.A. Gallery, Buffalo, 1989, Mednick Gallery, University of Arts, Philadelphia, 1992, Work Space Gallery, University Colorado, Boulder, 1993, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1993, Boliou Art Center, Carleton College, Northfield, 1994. Exhibited in group shows at Pratt Manhattan Center, New York City, 1980, Pyramid Gallery, Rochester, 1980, 84, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, 1980, School of Art Institute, Chicago, 1981, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1982, Chatauqua (New York ) Art Association Galleries, 1982, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1983, San Francisco Camerawork, 1984, Cooperative Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island, 1984, Chapman Art Gallery, Cazenovia (New York ) College, 1984, Everson Museum Art, Syracuse, 1985, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, 1985, 86, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1986, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1987, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum Fine Arts Galleries and Conference Center of Golda Meir Library., 1987, Village Gate Art Center, Rochester, 1987, Robert Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse, 1987, New York State Museum, Albany, Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, College Art Gallery, College New Paltz, New York, 1989-1990, Andrea Ruggieri Gallery, Washington, 1990, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, 1990, Artists' Space, New York City, 1991, Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1991, Toronto PhotographersWorkshop, 1992, 494 Gallery, New York City, 1992, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1993, Visual Studies Workshop Galleries, Rochester, 1994, Ohio University, Athens, 1995.

      Curator various exhibitions. Conductor various workshops.


  • Other Interests



Married William Webb Underhill, June 20, 1956 (divorced August 1979). Children: Sarah Underhill-Hval, Joseph Underhill-Cady, Katherine. Married Catherine Ann Carter, August 17, 1991.

O. Dwight Baldwin

Carol Francis (Shuey) Baldwin

William Webb Underhill

Catherine Ann Carter

Sarah Underhill-Hval Underhill

Joseph Underhill-Cady Underhill

Katherine Underhill