LYNNETTE K. BLACK BIOGRAPHY
Lynnette, a native Minnesotan, fell in love with intaglio printmaking at Hamline University while studying under Leo Lasanzky & his father Mauricio Lasansky at the MFA Program at the University of Iowa. She maintained her art practice while pursuing a career in medical device marketing & raising a family. She has actively participated in juried and selected group exhibitions locally and nationally, including exhibiting twice at the Katherine Nash Gallery, Regis Center for the Arts, University of Minnesota, in 2016 selected by Juror Lyndell King - Director of the Weisman Museum and in 2010 selected by Juror Lucy Lippard. In 2018 her print “Wood Nymph” was selected by Juror Crawford Alexander Mann, curator for Prints and Drawings, Smithsonian American Art Museum for exhibition in Stand Out Prints - International Juried Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, MN. A long-term member of Women’s Caucus for Art, Lynnette served five years as MN WCA Chapter President and has been a member of WARM (Women’s Art Resources). Lynnette is living her dream as a full time artist and coop member of Highpoint Center for Printmaking.
The core essence of my work is documenting our life force. The pure energy of our life force takes various forms. It can be found in nature, human endeavors or by pursuing a spiritual journey. My life philosophy is to wisely use your energy to make a positive impact on the world.
In each piece I strive to make a psychological, emotional contact with the viewer and provide a hopeful, indirect, inspiring message or covert call to action. Sometimes I use narrative to tell a story, other times the piece is purely abstract. Always my art is essentially about our life force, using our time on earth wisely for a purpose greater than ourselves.