Linda Threadgill is a studio artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. She is a Fellow and Former Trustee of the American Craft Council, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and has work included in many national and international collections.
She is Professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and has presented over 80 national and international workshops on metalsmithing. Her most recent solo exhibition was Cultivating Ornament, Linda Threadgill, Master Metalsmith 2015 at the Metal Museum, Memphis, TN.
With botanical imagery as a reference, her work is an exploration of the architecture of nature, and an aesthetic vocabulary of hybrid patterns and forms. Working with modified natural plant forms, she reflects the origins of ornamental designs and stylistic conventions evident in the reimagining of nature.