Laurie-Lynn McGlynn

Laurie-Lynn McGlynn

Sharon, ON, Canada

About Laurie-Lynn McGlynn

​​As a contemporary painter, I am tied to the history of painting and the formal language that has defined it for centuries, and yet my work communicates change and evolution. In one sense, I feel there is no better time than now to challenge notions and ideologies that no longer prevail in art making. However, there is still a part of me that hangs on to the tradition of painting, as if it is an embedded safe-guard that draws me back in case I stray too far into ‘unknown territory’. When I first began to notice that my work was progressing away from the wall and into my own sphere, no inhibitions held me back. I allowed the work to move in whatever direction it was taking me, and did not stop to question or analyze the intent. However, as I was a student at the time, I needed to explain my motivation for making paintings in this way.

Having learned the ‘process’ of thoughtful intention, and reasoning out the choices definitively and coherently to my peers, I broke it down to a level of understanding. What began simply as a raw response to the paint, manifested into a clearly conceived plan written down like a manifesto. In fact, I had this new process so defined that I knew in my third year how my practice would unfold from that point forward. Yet now as I work in my studio, I am still analyzing the why and how of this work which is often a hindrance to creativity. Since the process I use in creating my 3-dimensional paintings does not fit into any paradigm or notion of painting, I am very much in ‘unknown territory’.

The urge to find answers to problems by returning to the old notions of painting, is the very thing I wish to be free of. It is this hidden tie to the past, and the safety-net of systems that is now the biggest challenge I face in my current practice. My work has a loud voice and proclaims to negate the rectangle, the wall and invites the viewer to engage with it from every perspective. Yet, it is within these accepted ideologies that I look for answers when I have yet to create the questions. The process of dissecting these ties will open up endless possibilities in my current work and over all practice.

Education

Masters of Fine Art, York University, MFA Candidate

Masters of Fine Art, NSCAD University (September 2016 - January 2017)
Bachelor of Fine Art Hons. (with Distinction), University of Waterloo – June 2016
Bachelor of Arts Hons. History, Western University - 2011

Events

‘3Dimensional Paintings, The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, New York,
May 3 - May 6 2018

‘I Think it’s Useful’, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto,
September 2017

‘Mixed Masters’, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia, November 2016

‘Pedlar’s Shop’, Ross Farm Museum & Gallery, New Ross Nova Scotia, September 2016

‘MOTUS II’, KW Library Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario, July 2016
‘ZENITH’, 4th Year Exhibition, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, April 2016

Exhibitions

INTERNSHIPS
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo Ontario – Spring/Summer 2014
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener Ontario – Spring/Summer 2014


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Spencer Gallery, Western University, London Ontario, January-March 2011
Minto Heritage Gallery, Harriston Ontario, January 9 – February 21 2009
Queen’s Bush Café, Mount Forest Ontario, July 3-August 3 2008
Scotsville School of Arts & Crafts, Scotsville Nova Scotia, 2000
Annapolis Valley Art Centre, Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia, 1999
Inverary Manor, Inverness Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Christmas 1998


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
‘I Think it’s Useful’, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, September 2017
‘Mixed Masters’, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia, November 2016
‘Pedlar’s Shop’, Ross Farm Museum & Gallery, New Ross Nova Scotia, September 2016

‘MOTUS II’, KW Library Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario, July 2016
‘ZENITH’, 4th Year Exhibition, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, April 2016

‘MOTUS I’, The Button Factory, Waterloo, Ontario, December 2015
‘FLUX’, The Artery, Waterloo, Ontario, November, 2015
‘excavations’, The Artery, Waterloo, Ontario, April 23 –May 15, 2015 .
‘Brush with Art’, University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, Ontario, December 2014.
‘42’, The Artery, Waterloo Ontario, November 2014.
‘Emuna Elish’, Café Pyrus, Kitchener Ontario, July 2014.
‘Brush with Art’, University of Waterloo, October 2013-January 2015.
‘Arts Country Juried Art Exhibition’, Norfolk Arts Centre, Simcoe Ontario, June 26-August 31, 2012, http://www.norfolkartscentre.ca/historic.php& www.artscountry.ca
‘1st Annual Square Foot Show & Sale 2012’, The Art Exchange/Westland Gallery, London Ontario, July & August, 2012, http://www.westlandgallery.ca/
‘Art For All Canada’, Art For All Canada (AFAC), Toronto Ontario, May 10-August 31, 2012,
‘London Timeraiser 2012’, The Arts Project, London Ontario, May 10, 2012, http://www.timeraiser.ca/london.html
‘Propaganda’, Western University Arts Magazine, Spring 2011,
http://issuu.com/ahscpublications/docs/propaganda
‘The Wave’, Western University, London Ontario, March-May 2010
Festival of the Arts, Western University, London Ontario, October-November 2009
UCC Public Art Gallery, Western University, London Ontario, Spring 2009
15th Annual Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour, Guest Artist at Herloom Weaving Studio, Conn
Ontario, October 3-5, 2008
‘Late in the Day’, Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto Ontario, November 1-13, 2008
‘Seeing Trees’, Kohl Gallery, Toronto Ontario, April 24-May 3, 2008
‘Look-‘08’, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia Ontario, April 12-May 2, 2008
‘It Sounds Like Nostalgia’, Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto Ontario, November 2007
Guelph Arts Festival, Guelph Ontario, October, 2007
Artists of the Hub Art Show & Sale, Flesherton Ontario, September 2007
William’s Café, Guelph Ontario, September 2007
Saugeen Artists Co-Op Art Exhibition, Hanover Ontario, July 2007
Vinegar Hill Studio, Durham Ontario, May-July 2007
Noah’s Inn, Neustadt Ontario 2007-2009
Glenora Inn & Distillery, Inverness Nova Scotia, May-November, 2002
Arts Place, Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia, 2001
Visual Arts Nova Scotia Members Exhibition, Halifax Nova Scotia, 2000