Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts
April 21, 2015
LOU LYNN (1950 - ), R.C.A.
length 5.75" — 14.6 cm.
engraved signature and dated 1987
LOU LYNN (1950 - ), R.C.A.
Lou Lynn was born in 1950 and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. At the age of 18, she moved to British Columbia, where she traveled and worked at various jobs throughout the province. This was a very stimulating time in terms of the crafts revival that was occurring in the Western provinces. It was during this period that she developed an interest in stained glass and began exploring the sculptural potential of glass in the mid 1980′s. Lynn 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.
Lynn’s sculpture has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally and is displayed in major corporate and public collections that include the Embassy Collection of Foreign Affairs Canada in Berlin, the Yunnan Hanrongxuan Art Museum in Kunming, China, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Ontario. She has lectured at the Academy of Art & Design at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and has taught extensively, including at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio and Pilchuck Glass School.
Lynn was awarded several grants throughout her career from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council. In 2006 she was the recipient of the Gerson Award for Excellence, Innovation & Leadership, from the Craft Council of BC, and has been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Award (Saidye Bronfman Award). In 2010 she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA). Lou Lynn lives and maintains a studio in Winlaw, British Columbia.
Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections
British Columbia Provincial Art Collection Victoria, BC
Bullseye Glass Company. Portland, OR.
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Claridge Collection Montreal, QC
Corning Museum of Glass - Twentieth Century Glass. Corning, NY.
Foreign Affairs Canada – Berlin Embassy Collection, Berlin, Germany.
Glasmuseum - International Collection of Modern Glass Art. Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
Tiberti Company. Las Vegas, NV
Vancouver Centennial Museum - Canadian Craft Museum Collection Vancouver, BC
Xerox of Canada Collection Toronto, ON
Yunnan Hanrongxuan Art Museum, Kunming, China
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011 Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, AB
2010 Naniamo Museum Gallery, Naniamo, BC
2009 Lou Lynn: Retro-active, Yukon Art Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, YK; Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC; The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2008 Lou Lynn: Retro-active, Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, BC
2007 Lou Lynn: Implements Ojbects, Evergreen Cultural Center, Coquitlam, BC
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Kootenay Art Gallery, Castlegar, BC
2004 Material Matters. Toronto, ON
1991 Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
1990 Anne O'Brien Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1986 Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 The Last Glass Show, The Glass Art Association of Canada and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2010 -11 Glass Factor, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
400 Years of Glass, Galerie Elena Lee. Montréal, QC
Art of Craft: Canada, BC, Korea. Museum of Vancouver, BC
2009 Unity & Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea.
2007 Cartographies - KSA Faculty Exhibition Touchstones Gallery, Nelson, BC
2006 International Art & Craft Exhibition, Yunnan Provincial Museum, Kunming, China.
Looking Within – Reaching Out, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2005 Translucent/Transcendent, Roundhouse Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC
2004 North of the Border, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.
2003 5 + 5 Exhibition, Kootenay Art Gallery, Castlegar, BC
Faculty Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2002-00 7th International Travelling Sculpture Exhibition, Hawaii; Taiwan and USA.
2001 Faculty Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
BC Festival of the Arts - Mentors Exhibition, Fort St. John, BC
2000 KSA Faculty Exhibition Glacier Gallery, Nelson, BC
Millenium Glass - Fahrenheit 2000. Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
1999 Faculty Exhibition Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
BC Festival of the Arts - Mentors Exhibition Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1998 Faculty Exhibition Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1997 Breast Cancer - Group Exhibition Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
North of the Border. Contemporary Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
Metal & Glass. Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
KSA Faculty Exhibition Nelson Centennial Public Art Gallery, Nelson, BC
1996 Craft Forms for a New World. Wing Luke Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA
La Biennale Canadienne Du Verre. Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, QC
Great Work. Pedulum Gallery, Bank of Hong Kong. Vancouver, BC
1995 Terminal-3 Exhibition Toronto International Airport. Toronto, ON
1994 North American Glass. Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT.
4th Canadian Glass Exhibition Rowles/Parham Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1993 North American Sculpture Exhibition Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.
Group show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Claridge Collection Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1992 Treasury of Canadian Craft. Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
Progressive Art Forms. Garland Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
International Glass. Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Sculptural Glass. Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 Twelfth Anniversary Invitational. Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Canadian Glass Exhibition Rowles/Parham Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1990 The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '90. Kanazawa, Japan.
Glass '90 Invitational. Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
Eleventh Anniversary Invitational. Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
No Restrictions Applied. Alberta Craft Council. Edmonton, AB
1989 Endeavour '89. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Glass Invitational '89. Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Canadian Glass. MacKintosh Gallery, Univ. of W. Ontario. London, ON
BC Glass. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Victoria, BC
1988 The International Exhibition of Glass Craft '88. Kanazawa, Japan.
Two-person show. Glass and Aluminum. Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Ninth Anniversary Exhibition Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Glass Invitational 1988. Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
Magnificent Magma Magnifique. John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
A Glass Act II. Langley Centennial Museum, Langley, BC
Two-person show. Shelley Tadman Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.
1987 International New Art Forms Exposition Navy Pier. Chicago, IL.
Glass '87 in Japan. Odakyu Grand Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Two-person show. Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
Sculptural Glass '87. Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural Glass. North Park Gallery, Victoria, BC
Two-person show. Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Young Canadians IV. The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Endeavour '87. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1986 Group show. Habitat Galleries. Lathrup Village, MI.
Group show. The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
A Glass Act. Langley Centennial Museum, Langley, BC
6x6x6 Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Toured Canada)
Images & Objects IV. Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC
1985 Sculpture '85. Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
Changes. National Exhibition Centre. Castlegar, BC
1984-86 A Show of Hands '84. Grand Forks Art Gallery, (Toured Canada)
1982 BC Festival of the Arts. Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
1981 Kootenay Crafts '81. Toured BC
Selected Awards, Grants and Scholarships
2010 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts - Inducted
2010, 2009 Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award - Nominee.
2009, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1989 BC Arts Council Grant
2009, 2007, 2005, 1998, 1985, 1983 Canada Council for the Arts Grant.
2009, 2000, 1996. 1995, 1992 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship.
2006, 2001 Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance/Columbia Basin Trust Grant.
2006 Gerson Award for Excellence, Innovation & Leadership - Craft Council of British Columbia.
2004 Vancouver Foundation - Visual Arts Development Award
1995 BC Glass Art Association Scholarship.
1994, 1992 Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Annual Award.
1992 Canadian Museums Association Grant.
1989, 1985 Grace Cameron Rogers Scholarship - Craft Council of British Columbia.
1987 Glass '87 - Third Prize Award. Tokyo, Japan.
Purchased directly from the artist
Department: Decorative Arts