Linda Troeller        
140 East 7th Street 4N
New York NY 10009
646 752 1528



MFA School of Art, Photography, Syracuse University, 1975

Assistant, Ansel Adams Workshops, Yosemite, 1974

MS Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, 1972

BS, Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University, 1971


2019 “Women Photographers Today” Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

2018 Solo Show, “Self-Portraiture,” Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

2018 Group Show, “Bedding Down in the East Village,” Society for Photographic Education, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Group Show, “Genital Panic,” Kunsthaus, Tampa, FL

2018 Solo Show, “The Heart and Soul of the Chelsea Hotel”, iLon Gallery, NYC

2017 Solo Show, "Healing Waters and Beyond," Watergate Gallery, Washington DC

2017 Group Show, "My Manhattan," iLon Gallery, Manhattan, NYC

2017 Group Show, "The Big Apple, " Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

2016 Solo Exhibition, “The Chelsea Years,” Galerie Coup d’Oeil Art Gallery, New Orleans

2015 Group Show “The Plural I,” David-Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015 Solo Exhibition ‘Healing Waters,” September 5-12 Foto Urtube Festival, Colombia

2015 Solo Exhibition “Orgasm Photographs and Interviews,” Daylight Gallery, Durham, NC

2015 Group Exhibition with 35 Sculptors, “Female Orgasm” MIETair, Beers, Netherlands

2013 Group Show: “Healing Waters,” Curator, Wolfgang Becker, Cultural Center, Aachen, Germany

2013 Solo Exhibition “Linda Troeller -Vintage Black and White,” 1970-1985, Toskanaworld, Bad Orb, Germany

2013 Solo Exhibition “Chelsea Hotel Room Installation,” Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013 Group show, “Time Lapse/Identity/Self-Portraits,” Ververs Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 Group Show “Chelsea Hotel/Hotel Stories,” Coda Museum, Appeldorn, Netherlands

2009 Solo Exhibition, “Chelsea Hotel Atmosphere, An Artist’s Memoir,” Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009 Solo Exhibition, “Chelsea Hotel Atmosphere, An Artist’s Memoir,” F-Stop Photography Festival, Leipzig, Germany

2009 Solo Exhibition, “Chelsea Hotel Atmosphere, An Artist’s Memoir,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008 Curator, creator and editor of an exhibition for the 125 Anniversary of the Chelsea Hotel, “Chelsea Hotel Through the Eyes of Photographers,” 65 photographers from around the world who had photographed at the Chelsea Hotel participated

2007 Solo Exhibition “Apolda Fashion Design Commission Catalogues,” Apolda Museum, Centro Colombia Americana Gallery, Medellin, Colombia

2006 Solo Exhibition “Healing Waters,” BI-Z Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2006 Solo Exhibition “TB-AIDS Diary,” Image Arts Gallery, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

2004 Group Show “Water” Festival, L’ OEil en Seyne organized with Agence Vu, France

2004 Two-person show “Body Biography- Linda/ Lothar Troeller,” National Arts Club, NYC

2003 Solo Exhibition “Erotic Lives of Women,” Galerie am Meer, Berlin, Germany

2003 Group Show “Feminine Persuasion: Women Artists of the Kinsey Collection,” Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2003 Group Show “Within Reach: Hope for the Global AIDS Epidemic, TB-AIDS Diary,” hosted by former President Clinton, AIDS Conference, Barcelona; Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa; and at the United Nations, NY

2002 Two-Person Show “Body Biography – Linda/ Lothar,” Galerie Stimultania, Strasbourg, France

2002 Solo Exhibition “Photo-Paintings,” Liquidrom, Berlin, Germany

2002 Group Show "Aquaria," Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria and Kunstammlungen Museum, Chemnitz, Germany

2002 Two Person Show “Linda Troeller -TB-AIDS Diary/ Paola Ferrario- Italian Family” Art Gallery, Richard Stockton College of NJ 

2000 Solo Exhibition “Erotic Lives of Women,” Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

1999 Solo Show, “Healing Waters,” Aperture Gallery, New York

1997 Solo Exhibition “Healing Waters,” Saba Gallery, NYC

1997 Solo Exhibition "Bad und Klinik Installation," Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

1997 Solo Exhibition “TB-AIDS Diary,” Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany

1996 Group Show “Nan Goldin/ Linda Troeller Wall Projections,” Cooper Union, NY

1995 Group Show "TB-AIDS Diary Installation," La Defense, Paris

1994 Solo Exhibition “TB-AIDS Diary,” Havana Biennial, Cuba

1992-1993 Solo Exhibition "TB-AIDS Diary," and “Healing Waters”, Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, France

1992 Group Show “Body and Soul,” De Cordova Museum, Mass.

1992 Solo show “TB-AIDS Diary,” Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany

1989 Group Shows “Testimonies: TB-AIDS Diary,” Fotofest, Houston, Texas

1989 Group Show “Nan Goldin, Linda Troeller, Martin Parr, “ IV Fotobiennial Documentalismo Social Contemporáneo, Vigo, Spain


Living In the Chelsea Hotel, Schiffer Publications, 2015

Orgasm, Daylight, 2014, Orgasmus (German Edition) Konkursbuch Verlag 2017

100 Seasons of Tuscany of the East, Mitteldeutscherverlag, 2007

Spa Journeys, Powerhouse Books, NYC, 2004

European Fashion Catalogue, Apolda Museum, Germany, 2000, 2002, 2005

Healing Waters, Aperture, New York, 1998

Healing Waters, Marvel, Paris, France, 1997

Erotic Lives of Women, Scalo, Zurich, Switzerland, 1998

Linda Troeller/ Mattias Hoch, Fotografien, Ludwig Forum fur International Kunst, Aachen, Germany, 1996

TB-AIDS Diary, Ministry of Health, Coimbra, Portugal, 1996

Self-Portrayal, Friends of Photography, 1976


“Review Griffin Museum Show: Self-Reflection,” Mark Feney, Art Critic, Boston Globe, 2019

“Review Griffin Museum Show: Self-Reflection,” AI-AP Pro Photo Daily, 2019

“TB-AIDS Diary,” Hektoen International Blog, 2019

“Chelsea Hotel,” David Rosenberg, Slate, 2015

“Living in the Chelsea Hotel,” Lenscratch, 2015

“Love Letters to a Dowager of a Muse,” Carolyn H. Dworn: Chelsea Hotel,” New York Times, 2007

"Chelsea Hotel," TAR Art Magazine, NYC, 2008

“Artists of the Chelsea Hotel,” Park Ave Magazine, Germany, 2008

"Chelsea Hotel," View Magazine, Belgium, 2008

“History of the Salzburg Summer Art Academy,” Salzburg, Austria, 2004

“Because I'm Worth It: A Celebration of Women To Benefit Women,” Chelsea Art Museum, Assouline, 2004

“Black: A Celebration of a Culture,” Hylas Publishing, 2004

“Seducing the Senses,” Brioni Books, Italy, 2003

“Pandemic AIDS,” Umbrage, New York, 2003

“Women by Women,” Prestel, Germany, 2003

“Aquaria,” Landes Museum, Austria, 2002

“Here is NY,” Scalo, 2002

“Lighting for Portrait Photography,” Rotovision, London, 2001


University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; American Express Corporate Collection donated to Museum of Fine Arts in 2003; Library of Congress AIDS Print and CD, Smithsonian Collection, DC; Polaroid Collection; Haverford College Collection, Pennsylvania; University of California, Riverside, CA; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Villa Museo Ghirlanda, Milan, Italy; Klinik Bad Sulza and Hotel Ander Therme, Bad Orb, Germany; Johnson & Johnson, Princeton, New Jersey; Rhode Island Department of Health, Connecticut; The Kinsey Institute, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana; Parsons School of the Art Institute, New York; Special Collections Bird Library, Syracuse University, New York; Bert Hartcamp Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rainer Abel Collection, Cologne, Germany; Lloyd Hotel Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Miramonte Hotel Collection, Bad Gastein, Austria; Marion Schneider and Klaus Boehm Collection, Auerstadt, Germany; Chelsea Hotels Collection, New York; Judith Servodio, and Syracuse University Bird Library.


Linda Troeller’s art projects focus on personal and social issues. She made the Chelsea Hotel her base for 20 years, curating an exhibition for the 125thAnniversary, “Chelsea Hotel Through the Eyes of Photographers,” and publishing a monograph, “Chelsea Hotel Atmosphere – An Artist’s Memoir,” 2007 and a new book, “Living in the Chelsea Hotel, Schiffer Publishing, 2015 won the International Photo Award, 2016. She had a major exhibition at Ilon Art Gallery, Harlem through March 2018.

Aperture published her Pictures of the Year award winning images in “Healing Waters,” exhibited at their Burden Gallery, NYC and powerhouse Books published her next book, ‘Spa Journeys,” 2004. Her book, “Erotic Lives of Women,” Scalo, Zurich, 1998 was reviewed as one of the “most gutsy and imaginative books of the decade,” NY Times. The exhibition opened at Fotohof Gallery, Salzburg traveling to Berlin and Weimar, Germany. Her second book on women, Orgasm, Daylight, 2014 was introduced at the Filter Photography Festival and is in major libraries from Kinsey to Harvard to National Museum of Women in the Arts.

She received a New Jersey Arts Grant and the Woman of Achievement Award from Douglass College, in 1991 for her TB-AIDS DIARY, a series of photo-collages in Color Polaroid that helped prevent discriminative stamping of HIV in passports. It was exhibited at Fotofest, Houston and over fifty galleries and covered in the Asbury Park Press and Trenton Times to European Photography Magazine and at museums around the world. The set of 19 prints was recently acquired by the Norton Museum of Art permanent collection, West Palm Beach, Florida.

She photographed three Fashion Catalogues for the Apolda Museum, Germany and exhibited “Apolda Fashion, 2005” at Centro Colombo Gallery, Medellin in 2006. She returned to Colombia to teach self-portraiture to women in poverty in 2010 for the University of Antioquia. She has an ongoing series of self-portraits and portraits of women - Self-Reflection.

She has lectured at School of Visual Arts, NYU, Parsons, Yale, Salzburg Summer Art Academy, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Ryerson University, Toronto and was a professor of photography at Stockton College of New Jersey, Indiana University, and Bournemouth College, England. She has a MFA, School of Art, and MS, Newhouse School, Syracuse University and BS from Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University. She was an assistant at the 1974 Ansel Adams Workshops for Ralph Gibson and in 1987 for Annie Leibovitz and David Hockney. Her photographs are in corporate and private collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Library of Congress and Special Collections Bird Library, Syracuse University. She graduated from Toms River High School which named her to their Hall of Fame, and resides in New York and New Jersey.