ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Lynnette, a native Minnesotan, fell in love with intaglio printmaking at Hamline University while studying under Leo Lasansky and then continued her visual arts education under his father Mauricio Lasansky in the MFA Program at the University of Iowa.  She maintained her art practice while pursuing a career in medical device marketing and 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 (2016 Juror Lyndell King - Director of the Weisman Museum & 2010 Juror Lucy Lippard). 

A long-term member of Women’s Caucus for Art, Lynnette served as MN WCA Chapter President and has been a member of WARM (Women’s Art Resources). Now living her dream, she is a full time artist and coop member of Highpoint Center for Printmaking.  In addition Lynnette serves on the Fine Arts Board at Plymouth Congregational Church and is Gallery Committee Chair which manages the Howard Conn Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.


ARTIST STATEMENT

The core essence of my work is documenting the life force that animates all living organisms. The pure energy of this force takes various forms.  It can be found in nature, human endeavors or spirituality, by making conscious contact with the Divine. The life force energy in my work is intended to make a positive impact on the world.

My themes are about spirituality, social justice, art and healing. My process is intuitive, similar to Nancy Azara’s Spirit Taking Form: Art Making as a Spiritual Practice. Rarely planning the project out in detail, I prefer to experiment iteratively with ideas and materials. I use both abstract and figurative images, and often combine both styles, as well as multiple media. Each project begins with a meditation - becoming quiet, listening to the still small voice within. The key message emerges - along with images, colors, and shapes - flavored by the issue that concerns me or the emotion I am experiencing at the time. Sometimes I do research, for example when I am working on a theme like immigration; I seek out the most compelling images and stories to flesh out my ideas.  

My work is painterly, with flowing lines, and marked by the obvious sign of the hand.  Each piece has its own energy derived by the intensity of the marks but also the choice of colors, vivid, sometimes joyful, other times muted, pensive or sorrowful. My palette varies greatly.

Trained as a printmaker, primarily intaglio, my practice also includes drawing and painting. I love the three dimensionality of intaglio, the richness of the marks, and the surprises.  My intaglio copper plates are heavily worked, and I do not completely erase all of the mistakes - water marks, scratches, and etching breakthroughs. Like we humans, the work is flawed. But these flaws are the evidence of the life and process of the piece - the scars and “happy accidents” that give it depth, richness and a sense of personal history. I do not strive to be perfect in my art, but rather authentic.

I aim to make a psychological, emotional contact with the viewer and provide a hopeful, inspiring message or a call to action. Sometimes narrative is used to tell a story, other times the piece is purely abstract. But, my art is essentially about our life force, using our time on earth wisely for a purpose greater than ourselves.

 
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Artist Curator

& Collector

Printmaking focus; intaglio, monotype, monoprint, photolithography. Painting: acrylic, watercolor. Multi-media collage. Photography.

 

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Exhibitions

Solo

Wabi-Sabi. Solo Exhibition. Threshold Gallery. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.  April 3- June 30, 2018.  

Juried

2018 Stand Out Prints - International Biennial Juried Print Exhibition. Juror Crawford Alexander Mann III, Curator of Drawings and Prints, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Sept 7 - Oct 2018.

Heart of the River - Celebrating 50 Years of St Croix Riverway - Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI. Sept 14 - Oct 21, 2018.

Benedictine Center Founders 70th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition St. Paul’s Monastery Gallery. Benedictine Center. St. Paul, MN. July 7 - Sept 7, 2018.

Women's Art Institute Summer Intensive Exhibition. The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St Catherine University. St Paul, MN. July 14 - 28, 2018.

Seeing God: A Juried exhibition of Sacred Art. St. Paul’s Monastery Gallery. Benedictine Center. St. Paul, MN. First Prize Award Recipient. January- March, 2018.

Prints On Ice. Works from Highpoint Center for Printmaking. 32nd Cooperative Exhibition. Winona Arts Center. Winona, MN. March/April 2018.

2016 The Women and Money Project. Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Regis Center for Art. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. Director: Howard Oransky. Juror: Lyndell King - Director of the Weisman Museum. University of MN.

Art From My Perspective. Women’s Caucus for Art - Georgia Chapter. Member Exhibition. Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery. Georgia Perimeter College. Atlanta, GA.

2015 Seeing God: A Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art. St. Paul’s Monastery Gallery. Benedictine Center. St. Paul, MN.

Portals and Passages. WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) Members Exhibition. The Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson, WI.

2012 Women and Water Rights. The Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson, WI.

2011 Women and Water Rights.  Gallery 101. Kleinpell Fine Arts Center. University of River Falls. River Falls, WI.

2010 Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration. Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN.  Director: Howard Oransky.  Juror: Lucy R. Lippard.

Cross View Christian Art Festival Juried Exhibit. Cross View Lutheran Church. Edina, MN.

2008 Spirituality and Healing. WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) Members Exhibition. Abbott Northwestern George Institute for Health and Healing. Minneapolis, MN. 

Cross View Christian Art Festival Juried Exhibit. Cross View Lutheran Church. Edina, MN.

2007 Words Within. JWAN National Juried Exhibition. Kraft Center for Jewish Life. Columbia/Barnard University. New York, NY. February - March; Rubin-Frankel Gallery. Boston University Hillel, Boston, MA. April - June.

35th WCA Anniversary Exhibit. Women’s Caucus for Art - Minnesota Chapter. Learning Center Gallery. Hamline University. St. Paul. MN.

2006 Annual Juried Exhibition. The Undercroft Gallery. St. Matthews Episcopal Church. St.Paul, MN.

2005 Re-Visioning. Womens Caucus for Art Southeast Regional Juried Exhibition. Maitland Art Center. Maitland, FL.

2004 Annual Juried Exhibition. The Undercroft Gallery. St. Matthews Episcopal Church. St.Paul, MN. Honorable Mention Award.

Selected Group

2017 Awagami International Mini-Print Exhibition. Hall of Awa Japanese Paper Museum “Inbe Art Space.” Yoshinogawa,Tokushima, Japan. October.

Biennial Exhibition. Howard Conn Fine Arts Center Gallery. Minneapolis, MN.

Prints On Ice. Winter Co-op Exhibition. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.

Hot Off The Press. Summer Co-op Exhibition. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.  

2016 Prints On Ice. Winter Co-op Exhibition. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.

Hot Off The Press. Summer Co-op Exhibition. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.

2015 Winter Co-op Exhibition. Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Atlanta, GA.

Transitions. WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) Members Exhibition. Gallery Cafe. Bethesda Hospital. Allina Health. St. Paul, MN.

2014 Waves. Second Wave Group Exhibition. Terrace Gallery. River Tower Place. Minneapolis, MN.

2013 WARM Members Exhibition (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota). Grain Belt Bottling Studios and Warehouse. Minneapolis, MN. 

2012 WARM Members Exhibition (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) . Minnesota Womens Consortium. St. Paul, MN.

2011 Art As Gateway for Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture. Living Green Expo. Fine Arts Building. MN State Fairgrounds. Falcon Heights, MN.

2010 Water As A Spiritual Gift. Mill District Gallery. Minneapolis, MN. 

2009 Christians in the Visual Arts Biennial Conference Exhibition. Bethel University. St. Paul, MN.

2006 WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) Members Exhibition. Intermedia Arts Center. Minneapolis, MN.

2005 A Place At The Table. Women’s Caucus for Art - Minnesota Chapter. Bigelow Chapel Gallery. United Theological Seminary. New Brighton, MN.

2003 A Place At The Table. Women’s Caucus for Art - Minnesota Chapter. YMCA. Minneapolis, MN.

Solo

2018 Wabi-Sabi. Solo Exhibition. Threshold Gallery. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.  April 3- June 30, 2018. 

2003 Inspiration. Solo Exhibition. St. Martin’s Table. Minneapolis, MN.

Education

2018 Women's Art Institute. Summer Intensive. Full Scholarship. St Catherine University. 

2016 Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio; Stone lithography; Photolithography; Monoprinting.  Instructor: Edie Overturf. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

2015 Drawing. Instructor: Jim Hittinger. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1975 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Master of Fine Arts Program.  Studied intaglio printmaking under Mauricio Lasansky.

1974 Hamline University, St. Paul MN.  Bachelor of Arts. High Honors.  Visual Arts Degree.  Studied under Leonardo Lasansky (printmaking), Paul Smith (painting), Michael Price (sculpture).Professional  / Technical Training

Professional  / Technical Training

2016-18 Highpoint Center for Printmaking Cooperative Member. Minneapolis, MN. 

2017 Advanced Intaglio Techniques; Monoprinting; and Viscosity Printmaking Workshops. Highpoint Center for Printmaking Cooperative Member. Minneapolis, MN.

2015-16 Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Cooperative Member Atlanta, Georgia. 

1998-17 Member Women’s Caucus for Art. National, Georgia and Minnesota Chapters. President of Minnesota Chapter 2005-2010. 

2005-15 Member WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota).

Workshops

2018     Viscosity Printmaking. Instructor: Tyler Green.  A La Poupée, Chine-collé, Surface roll Intaglio techniques.  Instructor: Sam Orosz. High Point Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN. 

2017 Watercolor Monoprinting. High Point Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN. Instructor: Tyler Green.

2016 Intaglio Printmaking Workshop. Instructor: Sasha Schilbrack Cole. Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Atlanta, GA.

2015 Intaglio Printmaking Workshop. Master Printer: Gregory Burnet. Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis, MN.

Conferences

2017 Terminaus. SCG International Annual Conference (Printmaking). Atlanta, GA.

2010 Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference. Chicago, Ill.

2007 Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference. New York, NY.

2005 Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference. Atlanta, GA. Session Co-presenter: Initiative - A Place at theTable.

Volunteer

2018 Howard Conn Gallery Committee Member and Co-chairman. 

2017-19 Fine Arts Board. Plymouth Congregational Church. Minneapolis, MN.

2005-10 President, Women’s Caucus for Art, Minnesota Chapter. 

2006-08 Fine Arts Board & Exhibitions Committee. Roseville Lutheran Church.