Location: United States
Art has been a part of Linda Serrao’s life from childhood, when she filled the backsides of used paper that her father would bring home from work. Raised in California’s Central Valley where there was no real access to art schools, she checked out every book on art from the Bookmobile, teaching herself functional anatomy of animals and people before high school.
Linda Serrao began her professional career in jewelry making, selling to boutiques in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moving from the “miniature sculpture” of jewelry, Serrao found her true calling in bronze sculpture. Classic Greek sculptures provide stylistic inspiration, although Bernini (17th Century Roman) is her favorite sculptor.
Specializing in figurative sculpture, most of her works are life size or larger. Her bronzes are in public and private collections throughout the world. She has received an award for her contribution to public art from the California State Senate.
Serrao’s sculptures are known for their evocative expressions. They frequently capture their subject immersed in a private moment, resulting in a work of intimacy not often seen in today’s art world. Her public pieces have a lifelike quality that enables them to achieve a very personal connection with a diverse audience.
Football star passing the ball to a young fan, by Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA. In celebration of Super Bowl 50, and reflecting the City motto, "The Center of What's Possible."
Portrait of the beautiful and dangerous Medusa, tempting her next victim.
The grief and exhaustion experienced by a firefighter in the aftermath of the emergency.