MEMBER ARTIST SHOWCASE :: Linda Beierle Bullen


I was born and raised in Chicago and moved to the Pullman Historic District 15 years ago. I attended the School of the Art Institute for my BFA (1970) and my MFA (1995).

Linda in Front yard 2011sm

Since 2008 my art form has been the folk tradition of penny rugs, a form of textile art dating back at least to the Civil War. I began to collect images of traditional rugs from magazines, often pieces that were in private collections. I was fascinated with their use of color, texture, size and shape. While I pay homage to the root of all penny rug designs through the use of layered circles, I have no desire to duplicate traditional designs in either form or color. My intention is to expand traditional forms and create new ones. I continue to explore new formats and directions with shape, texture, and embellishment.

Contact me at lindabullen at


 ILuvSkulls  Small Sacred Eye Pennyrug 1  Annie's Skull Hanging
Ida Mae Skull Cross The Journey II