Carl Linstrum

Carl Linstrum

Carl Linstrum

  • A.A., studio art, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida, 1990
  • B.A., printmaking, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1992
  • M.F.A., drawing and painting, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
First year at SCAD:

"My engagement of the creative act has always been one of learning and discovery. I can only sustain my own interest in my studio work or research into the works of others if I feel that I have something to learn. My inspiration for teaching is to expose the artists and creatives of the future to the same passion for wonder and discovery that has served me well for most of my life."


Founding member of the reformed Atlanta Gallery Association, whose mission was to position Atlanta as the cultural and visual arts capital of the South; served on the board of the AGA for four years and assisted in the development of annual programming of events, lectures and workshops to execute the goals of the organization; assisted in the networking of visual arts organizations, including galleries, museums, non-profits and institutional exhibitions spaces through the programming and permanent assets such as websites and printed materials

Awards, recognition and honors

Juror, Chairish the Future Auction (design competition), Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank, 2009; Live Auction, Chairish the Future Gala, Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank, 2009; juror, Jasper Marble Festival (two- and three-dimensional categories), Jasper, Georgia, 2008; portfolio reviewer, PhotoNola (photography) New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007; Hybrid Fellowship: team member for development of hybrid courses at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia, 2005; Visiting Artist Grant: Teaching Mixed-Media Painting Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, 2004; juror, 26th Annual South Carolina Artists Exhibition, Pickens County Museum, 2003; juror, Spirituality Exhibition, Unitarian Church Gallery, 2002; juror, Georgia High School Drawing Competition, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, 2002; juror's Award, Great Plains National, 2001; Live Auction, Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Artfest, 1996; second place, Decatur Arts Alliance Show, 1995; Live Auction and Founders Award, Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Artfest, 1995


College Art Association; Atlanta Gallery Association; Virginia Highland Gallery Association (founding member)

Publications and presentations


  • "Gallery Profile: Lark & Key", exhibit C, November/December 2008, 71
  • "Creating the Perfect Fine Arts Gallery", Atlanta Showguide, Fall 2008, 20
  • Taylor Arnold, "Aliya Linstrum Gallery," The Piedmont Review, October 2006, 18
  • Danny Solomon Bonvissuto, "Annandale Homes on Parade," The City Paper, October 2006
  • Ann Nichols, "Color, Texture and Memory," Chattanooga Times Free Press, July 2005.
  • Catherine Fox, "Images, Allusion in Flower," Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 2004, L3
  • Jerry Cullum, "A New Artist Ponders Time and Memory," Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 2002
  • "Plastic Sentiment," Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 2002
  • "Study for Passage," Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 2001
  • Suzanne Wright, "Collecting Art with a Passion," Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, February 2000, AAS4
  • "Jester," Atlanta Magazine, May 1999, 162
  • Ann Nichols, "New Traditionalists," Chattanooga News Free Press, May 1998 "Cage," Where Atlanta, December 1997, 72
  • Tina Cook Westfall, "A Walk of Art," Peachtree Magazine, October 1996, 74


  • Three Approaches to Art: Artist, Teacher, Dealer, Center for Lifelong Learning, Emory University, 2009
  • Four Artists Tell Their Stories (panel presentation), National Association of Community Colleges Humanities Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005

Previous Positions

Art consultant, Canvas Art Consultants, Atlanta, Georgia; managing partner, Linstrum + Matre Artworks, Atlanta, Georgia; adjunct instructor, online learning, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia; adjunct instructor, Fine Art Studio, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Georgia; graduate instructor, Fine Art Studio, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; owner, Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; managing partner, Aliya Ardavin Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; director, Aliya Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I