Linda Roche completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts through AUT University in 2005, was awarded an AUT Research Excellence Scholarship in 2008, and graduated Master of Arts with First Class Honours in 2009. She has been a selected finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, the Cliftons Art Prize, the CoCA Art Award and was awarded a merit in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards (2011). Linda is a member of the Dust Art Collective, an Auckland based artist initiative.
Navigating the territory between intentional and unintended outcomes, the structured and the unorganised, order and randomness, Linda's painting practice is driven by her interest in investigating and gaining an understanding of the material properties and qualities of different pigments, the subtle variations in how they operate and interact. Underpinning this investigation is her interest in exploring how colour, process and materiality might be used to generate an awareness of light, movement and time within the world.