Lou Lynn, Artist

Lou Lynn began exploring the sculptural potential of glass in the mid 1980s at the Pilchuck Glass School, and soon began incorporating metal and other materials into her work.

Ms. Lynn’s sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous public and corporate collections, including: Canadian Museum of History; Canadian Clay & Glass Museum; Claridge Collection; Foreign Affairs Canada – Berlin Embassy Collection; Glasmuseum-Denmark; Kamloops Public Art Gallery; Xerox of Canada Collection; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and the Corning Museum of Glass.

From 1994-2007, Lynn taught at Kootenay School of the Arts – Selkirk College, in Nelson, BC. She has been a visiting artist at numerous institutions across Canada including: Sheridan College of Art & Design; Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University; Alberta College of Art & Design University; and various international schools.

Ms. Lynn has been awarded grants from arts organizations including the BC Arts Council; the 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. In 2010, she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), and in 2021, she was a winner of the Governor General’s Award in Visual & Media Arts (Saidye Bronfman Award), Canada’s foremost distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts.

Lou Lynn lives and maintains a studio in Winlaw, British Columbia.