Lou Lynn began exploring the sculptural potential of glass in the mid 1980s 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, WA.
Ms. Lynn’s sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous public collections including: Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC), Canadian Clay & Glass Museum (Waterloo, ON), Claridge Collection (Montreal, PQ) Foreign Affairs Canada – Berlin Embassy Collection (Berlin, Germany) Glasmuseum (Ebeltoft, Denmark), Northlands Glass Centre (Lybster, Scotland), Kamloops Public Art Gallery (Kamloops, BC), Xerox of Canada Collection (Toronto, ON), Yunnan Hanrongxuan Art Museum (Kunming, China), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, PQ), Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George, BC) and the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY).
Lynn has been a visiting artist and taught workshops at numerous institutions including: Sheridan College of Art & Design (Oakville, ON), Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University (Halifax, NS), Alberta College of Art & Design (Calgary, AB), Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), Northlands Glass Centre (Lybster, Scotland), Corning Museum of Glass Studio (Corning, NY) and the Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA).
Lou Lynn is widely regarded for the work she has done to assist artists to market their work. She taught Professional Practices at the Kootenay School of the Arts for 14 years and delivered over 80 workshops on the subject across Canada. She was the lead author of the “Marketing Guide to Fine Craft in the US,” and of “Marketing Northwest Coast Native Arts & Crafts”. Lynn and a colleague were responsible for the Beyond Borders – Craft Marketing Conferences held in Nelson, BC and Fredericton, NB. Additionally, Ms. Lynn was the co-author of Contemporary Stained Glass (pub. Doubleday).
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 twice been nominated for the Governor General’s Award – Saidye Bronfman Award and in 2010 she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA).
Lou Lynn lives and maintains a studio in Winlaw, British Columbia.