Linda Piacentini-Yaple is a calligrapher, print maker, book artist and painter. She received her AA in Graphic Design from Los Angeles Valley College and studied Book Arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR. She has taught calligraphy since 1986 at private studios, recreation centers, community colleges and art centers. She has lectured at gallery openings, libraries and professional organizations about handwriting and the art of the book.
She was the owner of Piacentini Studio and Gallery in Bend, Or. before opening PD Design in Palm Desert, CA. She now works in her own home studio.
She is a member of Society of Scribes and Illuminators and the Calligraphy and Letter Arts Society in London, England.
Exhibits include the Geisel Library, UCSD, CA; the Weiner Holocaust Library, London, UK; Tweed River Art Gallery, Australia; Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK; Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Co; Reed College Library, Portland, Or; Cannon Beach Gallery, OR; CLAS British Library Conference Center, London, UK; Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA; Atelier 6000, Bend OR.
Her artist Books reside in public collections at the University of Washington, University of Southern California, and private collections in Oregon, Washington, Indiana, California, Illinois, and Italy.