BIO / ARTIST STATEMENT
Lynne is a contemporary artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, video, text, photography, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and sited constructions. As an interdisciplinary artist her artworks and writing engage with contemporary and historic experiments in socio-political aesthetics. Currently Lynne works between New York City, Berlin and Venice, Italy. She was born and raised in Queens, NYC, USA.
Lynne has won numerous arts fellowships in New York for drawing through the National Gallery Art and Museum School, in Venice, Italy for printmaking and most recently for a film project based in Berlin through the Berlin Collective and kulturspace. Her artwork, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, film and video have been exhibited in New York, NY, Venice, Italy, Berlin, Germany and L’Isle D’Abeau France.
As a magnet program for dance the experience at Benjamin Cardozo High School had a great impact on the future direction of her work. Lynne received a Bachelor degree in fine arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, a Master degree in art and art education from Teachers College Columbia University, and a Master degree in studio art through New York University, which took place in New York City, Venice, Italy and commenced in Berlin, Germany. Post-graduation she obtained a summer certificate through the MFA Program at the Transart Institute, Plymouth University, UK in Berlin, Germany. Lynne is a doctoral student in the philosophy of aesthetics and art theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts based in Portland, Maine, with program locations and topological studies taking place in Tuscany, Italy, Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, Istanbul, Turkey and New York City.
Lynne has held positions as a fine artist, art educator, professor as well as administrator and community worker. At the NYCTS Lynne creates arts based curriculum as well as video and film projects. She has taught art and art education in public schools in New York City as well as Kean College and William Paterson University located in New Jersey.
After receiving her BFA, Lynne began working as the personal archivist for the New Realist artist Arman at his home and studio in Tribeca, Manhattan. Following this she became the personal assistant to the CEO for Activision games. A year later Lynne returned to school to receive permanent licensing and certification as an art teacher in New York and New Jersey. Lynne has worked as a full time art teacher in the New York City public school system and then as full time and adjunct lecturer and professor of art and art education at both Kean and William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Aside from solely focusing on creating and exhibiting her own art, she is currently employed with a small non-profit organization, NYCTS, involved in community programming within underserved and high risk areas of Brooklyn and Queens, New York. NYCTS focuses upon child/senior pedestrian and community safety programming, empowering particpants through the incorporation of projects in the visual arts. Lynne has completed various arts education and community art programs and projects in New York, USA, Berlin, Germany as well as Lyon/L Isle D Abeau, France (please see community projects section for videos and more information).
Observations and interactions with natural and created/virtual space, questions of social life and cultural agency, economy and politics factor into the formation of my artistic concepts. Aesthetic action, energy, object/subject, form/content relationships are of particular interest.
My current art practice varies in materials and dimensions, large-scale drawings, collage, installation, text, printmaking, photography, sound, film and video.