Angela Lyn

Angela Lyn was born in 1955 in Windsor, England, of Anglo-Chinese origin. She emigrated with her family to the USA in 1968. In 1972, she travelled to Taiwan to meet her Chinese relatives for the first time, and also to attend studies in Chinese language and painting at Fu Jen University. Later she pursued fine art at Southampton College of Art, Byam Shaw School of Art at Central St Martins in London, and the Master Class at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland. Following her studies, Angela lived and worked in various parts of Switzerland. Since 1994 she lives and works in Lugano. She is the mother of three children.

Primarily a painter, Angela’s work focuses on the exploration of traditional media: oil painting, drawing and bronze sculpture, to investigate their continuing relevance in a world dominated by electronic media, technology and an ever faster production of the new. Throughout her career, Angela has held exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad. Her works can be found in numerous corporate, private and museum collections.



1989  Bern Switzerland

1980  Basel, Switzerland

1977  Kunstgewerbeschule Basel: Master class Franz Fedier

1974  Byam Shaw School of Painting, Central St Martins London

1973  Southampton College of Art

1972  Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan

1968  emigrated to the United States

1955  born Windsor, England, Anglo-Chinese origin

since 1994 lives and works in Lugano, Switzerland.

Angela Lyn’s works can be found in corporate, private and museum collections across Europe, Russia and the USA.



2017  Collaboration with Melanie Crocco, Bally Cultural Foundation.

2017  Un quadro, Una musica, Conversation with Etienne Reymond, Director Lugano Musica, LAC Lugano, presenting Lyn’s cedar paintings in dialogue with saxophonist Jesse Bannister, and tabla player Maneet Singh Rasiya from London, MASI museum.

2017  In the Public Eye, Collaboration between the MASI and the EOC hospital, Lugano, Switzerland.

2009  The Last Act Gallery Esther Hufschmid, Zurich.

2008  Haus der Kunst St Josef, Solothurn.

2004  Gallery Gisele Linder, Basel.

1996  Semina Rerum Irene Preiswek, Zurich.

1995  Senza biglietto, Lugano.

1991  Louise Aeschlimann Grant, Bern.

1991  Berrowergut, Riehen.

1990  Federal Arts Grant, Basel.

1992  Kunsthalle, Bern.

1989  Louise Aeschlimann Grant, Bern.

1988  Non anonymous project, Court of Justice, Basel.

1987  Art Basel.

1986  Gegenverkehr Kulturhaus Palazzo, Liestal

1986  Kunsthalle, Basel

1985  Art Basel

1984  Art Basel

1984  Kunsthalle, Basel

1982  Art Basel

1982  Federal Arts Grant



2017  un quadro una musica, in dialogue with Jan Bang, Eivind Aarset and Arve Henriksen

LAC museum, Lugano

2017  the long journey home, artrue, Taipei, Taiwan

2016  MASI museum, LAC Lugano, Switzerland: presentation of Lyn’s ‘cedaring’ triptych in the main entrance

2016  presententation cedaring in the main hall of MASI at the LAC

2015  building site Shoreditch, London, an artist’s initiative, supported by the British Arts Council, FT      London, Swiss Embassy, London in collaboration with Jesse Bannister and The Balbir Singh Dance  Company, Leeds

2014  Thursdays-are you there Freitag’s Gallery Solohturn, with Manu Wurch

2013  raum geben Schloss Biberist with Manu Wurch and Pi Ledergerber

2012  giving way curated by Max Koss, The Gallery in Cork Street, London

2011  stringing pearls Semina Rerum, Irene Preiswerk, Zurich

2010  meet me there for tea Gallery Hufschmid, Zurich

2009  my china Haus der Kunst St Josef, Solothurn

2007  living here Museo Cantonale d’Arte ala Est, Lugano

2007  living here Gallery Ursula Huber, Basel

2006  landscapes and portraits Gallery Hufschmid, Zurich

2005  blossom blossom Haus der Kunst St Josef, with Martin Kasper, Solothurn

2004  im nu Kunstraum Riehen with Christine Duerr, Christian Vogt, and Paul Zoller

2002  Gallery Esther Hufschmid, Zurich

2000  Kunsthalle, Burgdorf

1996  Harry Zellweger, Lugano-Carabietta

1994  Gallery Catherine Maurer, Bern

1992  Gallery Treppenhaus, Bern

1991  Gallery Catherine Maurer, Bern

1987  Gallery Gisele Linder, Basel

1984  Gallery Brigitta Rosenberg, Zurich

1982  Gallery Mattheus, Basel

1980  Gallery Arrigo, Zurich