Installation view
September 12October 26, 2013


Born in Liverpool, UK, 1954

Lives and works in Heysham, UK

One-Person Exhibitions

Her Grace Land, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
The House of Fame, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Bower of Bliss, Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow, Scotland 

Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden 

An Absence, A Presence, A Mood, A Mantle, Dependance, Brussels, Belgium

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Linder: femme/objet
, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; traveled to Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall

Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Dependance, Brussels, Belgium

King’s Ransom (Hybrid Tea),
Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Scotland
The Darktown Cakewalk, Celebrated House of Fame
, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland
The Darktown Cakewalk, Celebrated House of Fame
. Chisenhale Gallery, London

Linn Luhn, Cologne, Germany

Pretty Girl. No.1
, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
PS1/Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

We Who Are Her Hero
, Galerie LH, Paris, France
Let Me Go Where My Pictures Go
, Dependence, Brussels, Belgium

The Lives of Women Dreaming,
Futura Gallery, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic

The Return of Linderland
, Cornerhouse, Manchester

What Did You Do in the Punk War, Mummy?,
Cleveland Gallery, London
England is Mine
, Windows Gallery, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Exhibitions

Dreamers Awake, curated by Susanna Greeves, White Cube, London, UK
As Above, So Below: Portals, Vision, Spirits & Mystics, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
The Ends of Collage: New York, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY
The Ends of Collage: London, Luxembourg & Dayan, London, UK
La Movida, HOME, Manchester, UK
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Daughters of Penelope, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland  

British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom
LINO|CUT, Paul Stolper, London
Soft Core, Invisible Exports, New York, NY, USA

Primal Architecture, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London
Play What’s Not There, Raven Row, London
The Hawker, Gallery Carlos Ishikawa, London

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Europunk: une révolution artistique, Musée de la musique, Paris, France 
Flowers&Mushrooms, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Germany
The System of Objects, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Tom Burr & Linder, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Coconut Water, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO, USA
The Age of Collage, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
In The Cut, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 

Transmitter/Receiver, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris 
Mash-up: Collage from the 1930’s to the present, L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Transmitter/Receiver: The Persistence of Collage from the Arts Council Collection, MIMA, Middlesbrough
LIVE! Art & Rock that Changed the History, Centro Per L'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
The Paris Sont Ouverts, Freud Museum, London
Madame Realism, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands

Art For Whom?, Tate Britain, London
Another Music, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway
Room Divider, Wilkinson Gallery, London
Rencontres d'Arles Photographie, Arles, France
The Dark Monarch, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne
Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Linder Sterling and Jon Savage: The Secret Public / Punk Montages, Photography and Collages 1976 – 1981, Boo–Hooray, New York, NY
Misty Boundaries Fades and Dissolves, FormContent, London
Supernature: an Exercise in Loads
, AMP, Athens, Greece

The Dark Monarch, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
After Twilight, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

Crossroads: DA2, Salamanca Institute of Culture, Salamanca, Spain
Cohabitation, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
Punk. No One Is Innocent, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
doArt, Beijing, China

Re-Make/Re-Model, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Scotland
Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Love Me Tender: Works from the Tate Collection, Tate Britain, London
Linn Luhn, Cologne, Germany
Harry Smith Anthology Remixed, Alt.Gallery, Newcastle
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
What We Do Is Secret, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican, London; traveled to the Maison des Arts, Créteil, France

Deconstruction, Barbara Gladstone, New York, NY
Audio, Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Switzerland
Le Sphere Punk, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
The Secret Public: The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988, Kunstverein Munich, Germany; traveled to ICA, London

Collage, Bloomberg Space, London

Glamour, Windows Gallery, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic
Plunder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

DEAD, The Roundhouse, London

Destroy: Punk Graphic Design in Britain, Royal Festival Hall, London


Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

The Working Class Goes To Paradise,
Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London

, Royal Festival Hall, London

The Working Class Goes To Paradise,
Manchester, England

Awards and Grants

Residency at The Work Room, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland


Articles and Reviews

Blackledge, Richard. "Star Interview: Home Is Where the Art Is for Pioneer Linder Sterling at Chatsworth.", February 13, 2018.
Higgins, Charlotte. "'Do You Have Any Ectoplasm? Is it Vaginal?' The Return of Punk Artist Linder.", March 22, 2018.
Hyde, Sarah. "Ex-Punk Linder Sterling is at Home with Opulence." Garage Magazine, February 5, 2018.
Jones, Jonathan. "From Picasso at His Mightiest to Gods of American Cool: the Hottest Art Shows of 2018.", January 1, 2018.
Jones, Jonathan. "Linder: The House of Fame Review - Too Punk for a Turner.", March 26, 2018.
Tindle, Hannah. "Inside the Mind of Linder, an Icon of Contemporary Collage." AnOther Magazine, March 26, 2018.
Whitehouse, Matthew. "Everything You Need to Watch, See and Do This Week.", March 19, 2018. 

Bugbee, Stella. "The Cut Has a New Design.", August 20, 2017.
Burgum, Becky. "Lose Yourself Amongst Linder Sterling's Seminal Work." Dazed Digital, March 16, 2017.
Foster, Richard. "A Cut Above: Linder Sterling on Art & Ludus." The Quietus, January 17, 2017.
Herbert, Martin. "Art Previewed: Linder at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm." ArtReview 69 no. 3 (April 2017): 39.
Sterling, Linder. Artwork in Teen Vogue, vol. IV (2017): 78.

Searle, Adrian. "Art Night Review - London Finally Catches the 'Nuit Blanche' Bug." Guardian [UK], July 4, 2016. 

Compton, Nick. “Generous Gestures: Linder’s Dovecot Collaboration, at British Art Show 8.” Wallpaper, October 13, 2015. 
Ellis-Petersen, Hannah. “I Have a Library of Every Perversion on the Planet.” Guardian, October 7, 2015.
"Linder Sterling." Vision Magazine, no. 151 (June 2015): 148-155.
Keh, Pei-Ru. "Linder's: She Who Possesses 100 Husbands." Wallpaper, no. 190 (January 2015): 186.
Morrissey, Linder, and Michael Bracewell. "Vegas, Sunday." Arena Homme+, no. 42 (Winter-Spring 2015): 248-56.

“Apologetic Climaxes.” Apology, no. 3 (Winter 2014): 191-221. 
Bennett, Alissa. “Mixed Media: Artist Sterling LInder Explores the Harmony Between Past and Present in Archi Dior, the New Collection from Dior Fine Jewelry, Designed by Victoire de Castellane.” Document, No. 5 (Fall 2014): 214-21.
Herrero, Floriane. Art et Musique. Paris: Palette, 2014. 
Mitsios, Apostolos. "Linder Sterling's Artistic Take on 'Archi Dior' Jewelry Collection." HG Issue, November 27, 2014.
O'Hagan, Dean. "Linder Sterling: 'Lady Gaga Didn't Acknowledge I Wore a Meat Dress First." Observer, January 11, 2014.
"Punk Artist LInder Joins Pilot Programme at Tate St. Ives." Plymouth Herald, January 26, 2014.
Shaw, Anny. "Can We All Be Queer Now?" Art Newspaper (Frieze Art Fair ed.), October 15, 2014.
Trewhela, Lee. "Linder Explores the 'Ultimate Form' in St. Ives." This Is Cornwall, January 23, 2014.

Banash, David. Collage Culture: Readymades, Meaning, and the Age of Consumption. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
Banash, David. "In the Cut: The Art of Linder Sterling.", October 19, 2013.
Basciano, Oliver. “Putting Fiction into Practice.” Spike, no. 36 (Summer 2013): 108-112.
Berry, Robert. “Linder.” Frieze, no. 156 (June-August 2013): 214.
Battista, Kathy. Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London. London: I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Emmenegger, Nicole. “Linder.” Girls Like Us, no. 4 (Spring-Summer 2013): 18-29.
L'Ecotais, Emmanuelle de. Linder: femme/objet. Cologne: König, 2013.
L’Ecotais. Emmanuelle de. Linder: femme/objet. Paris: Paris-Musées, Les musées de la Ville de Paris, 2013.
Linder. "Top Ten." Artforum 52, no. 3 (November 2013): 167-68.
Linder and Paolo Roversi. “The White Queen.” Wallpaper, no. 174 (September 2013) 180-193.
Lipschutz, Yael. “Linder.” Flash Art 46, no. 293 (November-December 2013): 97.
Neil, Jonathan T.D. "Skin Deep." ArtReview Newsletter, no. 31,  2013.
Nelson, Steffie. "Something in the Air.", December 9, 2013.
Pfeiffer, Alice. "Rebel With a Cause." Acne Paper, no. 15 (2014): 40-41.
Rafter, Alice. "Spring Exhibitions: Alice Channer, Jessica Jackson Hutchkins, Linder Sterling." Leeds Student, March 4, 2013.
Sherwin, Skye. "Paper Tiger." W 42, no. 5 (May 2013):78.
Smith, Laura, ed. Summer 2013. St. Ives, Cornwall: Tate, 2013.
Taleb, Léa. "Linder Sterling," i-D, March 5, 2013.
Verner, Amy. "'Linder: Femme/Objet' Exhibition at Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris.", February 11, 2013.
"Vie en France: Rétrospective Linder." France-Amérique 6, no. 2 (February 2013): 4.

Huston, Carol. "In Rehearsal: A Sneak Peek at Linder Sterling's New Ballet." Frieze (blog), December 18, 2012.
Linder. "The Artists' Artists." Artforum 51, no. 4 (December 2012): 115.
Linder. “Elle fréquentait la rue Pigalle.” Annual Magazine, no. 5 (2012): 41-42.

Tumlir, Jan. “Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper” Honor Fraser, Art Forum, December, p. 279 – 280
Smith, Sarah-Neel. Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Frieze, Issue 143, p 126 -127
Designer Richard Nicoll on Linder Sterling,
Elle Magazine, October, p. 238 - 239
Cullture Club
,, 23 March
Act 4: by Linder Sterling,
Pop Magazine, Sping/Summer Issue

Five Minutes with Linder Sterling and Richard Nicoll,
WEditor’s Blog, Wmagazine, December
Bollen, Christopher. Rated Art: The Agitated State of Sex in Today’s Post-Shock Art World, Interview Magazine, December, p. 145-55
Linder. A Northern Soul: the evolution of an artist and musician, Issue 135, p. 90 – 96
Alaska, Danai. Linder Sterling: Punk’s Red Lips (interview), Ozon International, Summer, p. 20 - 21
Linder Sterling & Morrissey: Glückliche Diebe,
German Rolling Stone, Issue 189, July, p. 66 – 69
McKnight-Abrams, Amah-Rose. Linder Sterling (interview), Dazed Digital, 13 June
Cotton, Michelle. The Dark Monarch, Frieze, January – February, p. 122
Interview, March, p. 176-181
Walker, Tim. So dreamy! It’s just like a picture, Vogue Italy, March p. 439-446
Fakray, Sarah. Linder Sterling, Dazed & Confused, April, p. 76-78
McCracken, Edd. I am the Michelangelo of time, Sunday Herald Scotland, April 11, p. 4-5
Cooper, Neil. Identity parade, The List, April 15
Collage daze
, Scotland on Sunday, April 18
Eaton, Andrew. Are you sitting comfortably? Well don’t, Scotsman, April 22, p. 37
McMillan, Joyce. Evolutionary approach challenges conventions, Scotsman, April 27
Bonacina, Andrew. Mistry Boundaries, Frieze, May, p. 142
Basciano, Oliver,, 27th April
Cooper, Neil, Herald Scotland, 26th April
Russeth, Andrew, Modern Painters, April
Phil Miller, Edinburgh’s Traverse leads theatre awards field with 10 nods, The Herald, 14th May
And the nominations for the Scottish critics awards are…,
The Scotsman, 14th May 2010
Neil Cooper, The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated form the House of Fame, The List, 29th April
Moira Jeffrey, Collage daze, Scotland on Sunday, 18th April 2010

Bollen, Christopher. Rated Art, Interview, December, p. 145-155
i-D Magazine, No. 303, Fall, p. 170-179
Exit, Issue 35, Cover and, p. 5-73
Evening Standard, September 8, p. 25
Frieze, October, p. 43
Future Perfect
, Art Review, December, p. 104
When artists meet designers
, Financial Times, September 26-27, p. 9
Paley, Maureen, The Moon, June
Alexander, Hilary, The Telegraph Online, 24 February
Yakir, Nedira. The Dark Monarch, Proof, Vol. 3 No: 3,

Tank, November, p. 48
Art Review, October, p. 50
Saville, Peter. Deep Cuts (And Pastes), Tokion, Volume 2, Number 5, p. 121
Michot, Agnes. Fleurs du Mal, La Vie en Rose, June-July, p. 104
Basciano, Oliver. Cut Out & Keep, Wonderland Magazine, February-March, p. 196-201
Harris, Jocelyn. Linder Sterling at Modern Art, Artrocker, February, p. 76-77
Duguid, Hannah. Rage Against the Sexist Machine, The Independent, November 13, p. 21
Cooper, Neil. Linder, MAP Magazine, Winter 2007-2008, p. 64
Manchester, Elizabeth, She/She, Tate Collection, September
Matt, Gerald. Interviews 2. Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien; Cologne: Walther König, 2008.
Mottram, Jack. Performance is anything but pants, The Herald, 11 January

Corrigan, Susan. Linder Sterling, i-D, December 2007-January 2008, p. 236-243
Evans, Thomas. Linder: Radical Anatomy, P.S. 1 Newspaper-Special Venice Biennale Issue
Muller, Dominikus. True Lies,, December 20
Sumpter, Helen. Linder Surprise, Time Out London, November 28-December 4, p. 45
Brown, Neal. Classic Cut-Ups,, November 19
Bonham-Carter, Charlotte. Rebels Without Applause, Tank Magazine, Issue 8, Volume 4, p. 94-97
Le Feuvre, Lisa. Linder, Art Monthly, July-August, p. 34-35
Schwendner, Martha. Embracing Many Mediums to Focus on the Message, The New York Times, June 21
O’Hagan, Sean. Art Anarchy in the UK, The Observer, June 3, p. 12-23
Wood, Catherine. The Working Class Goes to Paradise, Untitled Magazine, Spring, p. 4-9
Sherwin, Skye. Post-Punk: The Secret Public, Art Review, March, p. 12
Woodcock, Victoria. Flux, February-March, p. 62-63
Wilson, Sue. Re-Make/Re-Model, The Metro, 19th December
Duguid, Hannah. Rage against the Sexist Machine, The Independent, 13th November
Bentley, Kyle. Linder Sterling, Artforum, Vol. XLV, No. 9, March

Gray, Louise. Devoured, Dissected, Dissed, The Wire Magazine, September
Cooper, Neil. Linder Sterling: The Working Class Goes to Paradise 2000-6, Map Magazine, Summer
Monograph Preview: Linder Sterling
, Abstract Magazine, Summer, p. 39-40
King, Emily. Fuck Morrisey, Here’s Linder, 032 C, Summer, pg 156-161
Lafuente, Pablo. Review: Linder, The Wire Magazine, June
Battista, Kathy. Linder Works 1976 – 2006, frieze, October
Kugelberg, Johan. Upsetter, Another Man Magazine, Autumn-Winter, p. 72

Boutatsos, Lizzi, Top Ten, Artforum, January

Moore, Marianne. Go Ahead, Punk, Make My Day!, The Independent, June 6, p. 64

Bracewell, Michael and Linder. I Know Where I'm Going: A Guide to Morecambe & Heysham. London: Book Works, 2003.
Jeffrey, Moira. The Art That’s a Real Steal, The Herald, November 7

Goddard, Simon. Kudos for Ludus, Record Collector Magazine, July, p. 79-81
Jones, Peter.  Anxious Images, Women: A Cultural Review, Volume 13, Number 2, p. 161-178

Chapter one ‘My Name Is…’, AOI Journal, April-May, p. 20-21
Waters, Roger. Go to Work on a Menstrual Egg, Q Magazine

Hoare, Philip. The Woman Who Didn’t Sell Her Work to Saatchi, The Independent, May
O’Brien, Lucy. The Girl, the Bad and the Ugly, The Guardian, February 19

Hoare, Philip. Punk’s Iron Maiden, The Guardian, June 24

Boon, Richard. Unsung, Undersung, The Wire Magazine, p. 62
Carroll, Cath and Liz Naylor. Girls Don’t Count, Sublime, September p. 17-20
Sterling, Linder. Morrissey Shot. London: Secker & Warburg, 1992 

Higgins, Charlotte. “’Do You Have Any Ectoplasm? Is it Vaginal?’ The Return of Punk Artist Linder.”, March 22, 2018.
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Hyde, Sarah. “Ex-Punk Linder Sterling is at Home with Opulence.” Garage Magazine, February 5, 2018.
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Foster, Richard. “A Cut Above: Linder Sterling on Art & Ludus.” The Quietus, January 17, 2017.
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Ellis-Petersen, Hannah. “I Have a Library of Every Perversion on the Planet.” Guardian [UK], October 7, 2015.
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Pfeiffer, Alice. "Rebel With a Cause." Acne Paper, no. 15 (2014): 40-41.
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Perdue, Ben. "Art and Commerce with Richard Nicoll and Linder Sterling." Man About Town (2014): 123.
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Neil, Jonathan T.D. "Skin Deep." ArtReview Newsletter, no. 31, 2013.
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Lipschutz, Yael. "Linder." Flash Art 46, no. 293 (November-December 2013): 97.
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Barry, Robert. "Linder." Frieze, no 156 (June-August 2013): 214.
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"Linder." Interviewed by Nicole Emmenegger. Girls Like Us, no. 4 (Spring-Summer 2013): 18-29.
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Taleb, Léa. "Linder Sterling," i-D, March 5, 2013.
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Sherwin, Skye. "Paper Tiger." W 42, no. 5 (May 2013): 78.
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German Rolling Stone, Issue 189, July 2010.
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