Linda Adele Goodine’s training includes a Master of Fine Arts (1984) from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida where she studied as a teaching fellow in photography with Robert Fichter, dance with Nancy Fichter and installation performance with Jimmy Roach; a Master of Science in Communication Arts (1981) from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York in Video and Non-Verbal Communication Theories; and a Bachelor of Arts (1980) from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, where she studied with photographer Roger Mertin, receiving an Interdepartmental Degree in Economics, Fine Arts and English Literature. During her studies at the University of Rochester, she researched the Farm Security Administration’s collection at the George Eastman International Museum under the direction of Robert Doherty. Directly following graduate school she supported herself as a studio artist and was represented in New Orleans through Tilden Foley Gallery and later the Res Nova Gallery. She concurrently taught sculpture in New Orleans at the Delgado School, before relocating to the Midwest to accept a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Herron School of Art and Design.


Goodine was the inaugural recipient of an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant, and twice nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. In the same year she received a Photography Fellowship for the Southern Arts Federation National Endowment for the Arts. The Central Indiana Foundation awarded an Efromyson Fellowship in (2004), which is considered one of the largest individual visual artist fellowships awarded in the United States. She is currently represented by Gallery19 in Chicago.


Linda Adele Goodine resides in Farmville, North Carolina and is the Belk Distinguished Professor of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.