Lou Lynn, RCA
Lou Lynn began exploring the sculptural potential of glass in the mid 1980’s and attributes her interest in the use of glass as a sculptural medium to the frequent periods of study she undertook at the Pilchuck Glass School, in Stanwood, Washington. By 1990, she had expanded her exploration to include the integration of glass and metal, to explore the tension that exists between strength and fragility.
Ms. Lynn’s sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous public collections including: Canadian Museum of History; Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery; Claridge Collection; Foreign Affairs Canada – Berlin Embassy Collection; Glasmuseum – Denmark; Northlands Glass Centre – Scotland; Kamloops Public Art Gallery; Xerox of Canada Collection; Yunnan Hanrongxuan Art Museum – China; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Two Rivers Gallery - BC and the Corning Museum of Glass - Corning, NY.
Lynn taught at the Kootenay School of the Arts for 14 years and has been a visiting artist and taught workshops at numerous institutions including: Alberta College of Art & Design; Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University; Sheridan College of Art & Design; Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design – China; Northlands Glass Centre - Scotland; Corning Museum of Glass Studio and the Pilchuck Glass School.
Ms. Lynn has been awarded grants from numerous arts organizations including: BC Arts Council; Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance; Vancouver Foundation; and the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2006 she was the recipient of the Gerson Award for Excellence, Innovation & Leadership, from the Craft Council of BC. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award - Saidye Bronfman Award and in 2010 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA).
Lou Lynn lives and maintains a studio in Winlaw, British Columbia.