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.
CHRONICLE of EVENTS
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.
SELECTED GROUP COLLECTION
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
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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