"I paint the landscapes of southern Spain and western Illinois. What compels me is how light, form, colour, and composition are informed by the feeling of walking a terrain, working in all kinds of weather and fusing several moments of time into one painting. These elemental experiences evoke and structure a sense of place. Also, feminist theory and modernism, contemporary painting, printmaking and drawing are current research interests."
Years at Knox: 1990 to present
M.F.A., Painting, 1989, Yale University School of Art.
B.A., 1976, Goldsmith's College, School of Art, University of London.
Painting, interpreting landscape, drawing, and Knox in NY.
Bradley University Purchase Award, Peoria, Illinois, 2001.
Faculty Development Award, 2000.
Philip Green Wright Lombard Award for Distinguished Teaching, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1999.
Knox Faculty Development Award for exhibits in New York and Spain, 1998.
Artist's Talk. New York Studio School, 2009.
"New Paintings." Solo show, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York, 2011.
"Mountains and the Sea-Montanas y Mar." Solo show, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, de Mojacar, Spain, 2011.
Midwest Paint Group Travelling Group Show, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2011.
"Galesburg Painters Paint Galesburg." Group show by invitation. Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Galesburg, Illinois, 2009.
Land, Water, Earth, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York, 2007.
Land and Water, Recent Paintings and Drawings, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Chicago, Illinois, 2007.
"Rock, Scissors, Paper." New York Studio School Gallery, 2002.
"Inspired in Illinois." Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois.
"Visual Impact." Paul Mellon Arts Center, Connecticut. NYSS Alumni Show. Fredericke Taylor Gallery, N.Y. Spanish sketches, Knox College. Recent Works, Prince Street Gallery, New York.
"Tradition and Poetic Form." Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Bradley University Print and Drawing Show. Peoria, Illinois. 2001. Rhythm and Light." The Painting Center, New York.
"Raw Seeing: Alumni Drawings Celebrating a Decade of Alumni Exhibitions 1988-98." Group exhibition, New York Studio School, 1999.
"Visible Energy." Group exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, 1998. New York Studio School. Group exhibition, 1998.
Campus & Community Involvement
Chair, Knox College Art Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Organizer, Clare Smith Memorial Exhibition, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Campus Representative, Chicago Semester in the Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
What Students Say
"Lynette is totally focused on students. She confronts issues in class that are intriguing and that make her classes more appealing."
-Jennifer Frederick, Studio Art Major
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.