Linda Fernandez

Visual Artist and Educator

Linda Fernandez is a visual artist and educator who believes that art is a powerful tool and envisions its potential to drive social change. She is a founding member of Amber Art and Design, an artist collective based in Philadelphia that focuses on community engagement and public art. Amber Art creates experiences that connect people at all social, political and economic levels. Their form of socially engaged art evokes histories and narratives of marginalized people and seeks to encourage dialogue about race, class and equity in cities.  An alumni of National Urban Fellows, she is passionate about the connection between the arts and the public sector. In 2018 she received the Philip J. Rutledge award for her research on the role of artists in anti-displacement. Throughout her career, Linda has been dedicated to public education. She is a certified K-12 Art Educator and an advocate for increased funding for school based arts programs. She is also a lifelong learner with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Tyler School of Art, a certificate in Contemporary Art from Metafora Escola de Arte Contemporaneo in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.