“Most of these photographs look through one substance to another… moment as substance… I want to reach through these photographs... to hold my hands there so that they can become part of the new substance they reveal.”

   – April Gornik, 2010

*from exhibition catalogue “Stirring the Waters”,

dm|contemporary NYC

Linda Cummings was born in Valley Forge, PA. She received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and her MFA from Mason Gross College of Art at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Bronx Museum of Art, Yaddo, the Vermont Studio Center and the New Jersey Printmaking Council. Her work has been featured in  fine art publications such as BLIND SPOT magazine, “Graver La Lumiere” Exhibition Catalogue, and the “Director’s Cut” of APERTURE. Cummings’ work is included in many private and museum collections, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Muskarell Museum, Williamsburg, VA; NYU Langone, New York, NY; New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York, NY; Museo Nazionale della Fotographia de Brescia, Brescia, Italy; and Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland.  Cummings’ photography is represented by dm|contemporary in New York City, NY.


Cummings lives and works in New York City and Branford, Connecticut. Since 1996 she has taught at the International Center of Photography in New York City. In addition to her photographic practice, Cummings speaks at international and national conferences on the psychology of the creative process.