Linda Fantuzzo grew up in Endicott, New York. She began painting at age 12. After high school, she chose to study painting and graphics at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., 1968-1973. After her formal training she worked non-objectively in various media for more than 10 years. She then decided to return to painting landscapes, interiors, structures, and still life. It is the quality of light and atmosphere that permeates her work, no matter the subject. Fantuzzo moved to Charleston, SC, and set up a studio in 1974. She worked full time in her studio, and is active within the arts community.
She served on the panel for the SC State Arts Commission Acquisitions Committee for two years, has served on the Advisory Board for The Halsey Institute, and served on the steering committee for the Trident Region Arts & Culture Plan. Fantuzzo has been a juror for the Charleston City Art Gallery, the Charleston Artists League, the Saul Alexander Gallery, and many other arts programs within the state of SC.
In 2000, Fantuzzo co-curated an exhibition titled "Sehnsucht, The Art of Pati Croffead.” In 2002, she was the project director for "Larger Than Life: A Second Story Show,” sponsored by the Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition was featured during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
Fantuzzo has shown her work in numerous solo exhibitions throughout her career. Her paintings are represented in the collections of the Greenville County Museum, SC; The Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC; The South Carolina State Arts Commission Collection; The Burroughs Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC; The River Course and Cassique Golf Clubs of Kiawah, SC; and the Doonbeg Golf Club, County Clare, Ireland.
Her paintings are represented in many public, corporate and private collections throughout the US and Europe.