Midge Lynn
Born in New York, NY

1984 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, M.F.A.

1982 California State University, Northridge, CA,  B.A.

Lives in Dallas, Texas

 

Affiliations

1997-Present President, Board of Directors,

LA Art Association /Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

1996-Present Group 9, Los Angeles, CA

Midge Lynn’s work focuses on themes of personal experience and human nature, dichotomies, irony and perceived reality. Choosing the images/models in her work is an inquisitive journey, more intuitive than intellectual, melding psychology and symbolism.  She creates drawings, paintings and installations, working in graphite, oil and mixed media.  Major influences are Gerhard Richter, Edward Hopper, Lucien Freud and Ed Keinholz.  In addition to her individual artwork, Midge participates in Group 9, a group of nine women who work in collaboration, creating and exhibiting drawings and paintings

 

With a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and an M.F.A. from Otis Art Institute, Midge Lynn is the recipient of several honors, including first place in the “Inland Exhibition” at the San Bernardino County Museum, the “Brand Associates Award” at the Brand Library Gallery and the “Irving Block Achievement Award” at CSUN.

 

Midge Lynn’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally, including exhibits at the Scapular Gallery Nomad in France, the Patricia Correia Gallery in Santa Monica, LACMA and Barnsdall Municipal Gallery in Los Angeles.  She is the recipient of several honors, including first place in the “Inland Exhibition” at the San Bernardino County Museum, the “Brand Associates Award” at the Brand Library Gallery and the “Irving Block Achievement Award” at CSUN.

 

In addition to her studio practice, Midge serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, where she founded and ran the Gallery 825 Drawing Workshop for thirteen years.

About

Solo Exhibitions

2016 “Synecdoche.” Gallery 422/Haley Henman, Dallas, TX

2015 “Between Past and Future,” Gallery 422, Dallas TX

2013 “Cause & Effect,” Gallery 422/Haley Henman, Dallas, TX

2011 “Beside the Point,” Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX

2004 “Drawing Life,” Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA 

         "A Bird in the Hand,” Roark, Los Angeles, CA

1993 “Art That Moves,” Scapular Gallery, Manila, Philippines

Group Exhibitions

2019 "East Coast/West Coast", Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX

“Chaos,” Ro2Art, Dallas, TX

“Assembly,” The Mac, Dallas, TX

2018 "Retrospective/Prospective, Haley Henman @ Open Studio 516, Dallas, TX 

“Blue Plate Special,” Creative Art Center, Dallas, TX

“Skies,” FusionArt On-Line Exhibit

“Black & White,” FusionArt On-Line Exhibit

2016 “Group Nine, Visual Fusion,” CPYAC, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Prism,” Gallery 422, Dallas, TX

2014 Ten Installations by Haley-Henman Artists, Dallas, TX

2013 “Creative Works,” Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 “Winter Palettes,” Haley-Henman Gallery, Dallas, TX

“Bring a Friend,” Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011 “Meltdown,” The MAC, Dallas TX

2010 “Border,” The MAC, Dallas, TX

“Creative Works,” Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009 “Plenty,” Happy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Insight/Inside LA,” Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Group Exhibit, French Consulate,  Beverly Hills, CA

“Otis at 825,” Juried by Eleana Del Rio, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2007 “Making Meaning,” Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

ArtScene 25: Los Angeles Art Awards Celebration, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

2006 “Fall 2006 Opening Exhibit,” Brand Library & Gallery, Glendale, CA

“fresh stART,” Santa Monica Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2005 “Incognito 2005,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Awards/Grants

1997 1st Place, “Inland Exhibition XXXIII,” San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA

1996 Brand Associates Award, “Brand XXVI,” Brand Library, Glendale, CA

1983-1984 Teaching Assistantship, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1982 Irving Block Achievement Award, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

Jurying/Curatorial

2014 “125 Show 2014,” Plano Art Association at Collin County College, Plano, TX

Academic Experience

2002-2009 Teacher, LAUSD, Community Adult School 

2002-2003 Adjunct Teacher, New Roads School, Santa Monica, CA

2000-2004 Visiting Artist/Teacher, Ryman Program, USC, Los Angeles, CA

1996-2009 Director, Gallery 825 Drawing Workshop, Los Angeles, CA

Publications/Media

Williams, Rachel, Dallas Observer, Dallas, TX, November 2, 2016

Key Magazine, Dallas, TX

Renata Cathey, “Gallery Celebration: Artist Midge Lynn, Art Fusion Dallas, March 5, 2012

Michael Granberry, ‘Perception & reality’ intersect at S. Lamar, Dallas Morning News, February 20, 2011

Christopher Reeve Foundation, Children’s Book, “I Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know,” 2009

Frank, Peter, Recommendation in “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, July 23 – 29, 2004

Shana Nys Dambrot,”Distance ˜ 3,” Flavorpill, July 26, 2004

Frank, Peter, Recommendation in “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, April 23, - 29, 2004

“Identification,” Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising, KPFK Radio, April 2, 2004

Reyes, Merilee, “Drawn in Graphite,” Hemet News, March 5, 2004

Reichl, Monica, “Drawing Life,” The Valley Chronicle, March 5, 2004

Reyes, Merilee, “Art Show Features ‘Ties That Bind’,” Riverside Press Enterprise, March 5, 2004

Frank, Peter, Recommendation in “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, October 17-23, 2003

Hand, Charles, “Exhibit of Collaborative Work Opens at MSJC,” The Californian, January 23, 2003

Reyes, Marilee, “Artists Work Together for College Exhibit,” Riverside Press Enterprise, January 22, 2003

Lubrich, Richard, “Addressing the Dynamics of Relationships,” Lubrich’s Art Journal, January, 2003

“Group Nine: In Collaboration,” Video Documentary, Lucinda Luvaas, Mt. San Jacinto College Fine Art Gallery, 2002

Kaufman, Judi, “Art of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Art of the Brain Catalogue, 2001

Woodard, Josef, “Mixed Media Exhibit Meshes 9 Artists’ Ideas,” Los Angeles Times, November 13, 1998

Woodard Josef, “Artist’s Multiple Images Create Complex Environments,” LA Times, July 24, 1997

Woodard, Josef, “Sampler Substitutes Surreal for Sentiment,” Los Angeles Times, December 21, 1995

Kapitanoff, Nancy, “From Creating to Curating,” Los Angeles Times, June 9, 1995

Kapitanoff, Nancy, “Food For Thought,” Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1995

Kapitanoff, Nancy, “Exhibiting an Uplifting Outlook,” Los Angeles Times, November 11, 1994

Selected Collections

Charles Segars, President, Ovation TV

Pearlman, Borska & Wax, L.L.P., Encino, CA

Passport Productions, Studio City, CA

DB Financial Corporation, Lake Forest, CA

Gene Felder, Laguna Beach, CA

Daniel Brice, Montrose, CA 

Lam Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Cindy Kolodziesky, Santa Monica, CA

Susan & Jim Staub, Laguna Nigel, CA

Dr. Robert Block, Monterey, CA

Dr. Cathy Citron-Bilovsky, Los Angeles, CA

Neil Wertlieb, Esq., Marina del Rey, CA

Mural Environments, Van Nuys, CA 

Chris & Brenda Edwards, Dallas, TX

Carol Stone, Olympia, WA

Karen Frimkess-Wolff, Los Angeles, CA

Rose Villasana & Harry Ingram, Dallas, TX

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