Biography and CV
Lynn Sisler currently lives and works in the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts. Sisler works predominantly in mixed media paintings, using various materials which gives a spiritual and historical feel to her visual stories featuring unusual animals. Lynn Sisler completed a BFA in painting and a minor in Art History from Northern Illinois University in 1991. She has had pieces chosen for several group shows; notably she received the Special Merit Award in Light, Space, Time Gallery's Animals Exhibition in 2013 and participated in The Satellite Collective's Telephone: An International Experiment in 2015. Her first solo show in the Pioneer Valley, "Migration Stories and Other Curious Lore" opened in August, 2016. Her most recent solo show, Ocean Life-Force: An Artist's Exploration of Halcyon Days, opened October 2017 at the Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA.
Born 1969, Rockford, IL
2012 Art Education GACE certification, grades K-12.
1991 B.F.A., painting. Minor, Art History. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2013 Animals Art Exhibition, Special Merit Award. www.lightspacetime.com
1989 Second Place NIU Student Show, J.Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
2016-present South Hadley Public Schools, Mosier Elementary. Teaching art to grades 2-4.
2016 Cottage Street Artist’s Studio. Creativity, drawing and
mixed media classes, Easthampton, MA.
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, MA.
2015 The Yellow House, Palmer, MA.
Venetian Swim Club, Summer Camp Art Director, Decatur, GA
2014 Venetian Swim Club, Summer Camp Art Director, Decatur, GA.
2013 Wild Oats and Billy Goats Folk Gallery, Decatur, GA.
Group and Solo Exhibitions
2017 Changing Shape. MAEA Member's Exhibition. Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
While Art Is Still Legal. Elusie Gallery, Easthampton , MA
Ocean Life-Force; An Artist's Exploration of Halcyon Days Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA.
2016 Migration Stories and Other Curious Lore. ECA+ Gallery,
IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires Faculty Show. Williamstown,
2015 7th Annual Small Works Show. ECA+ Gallery, Easthampton,
Open Studios. One Cottage Street Studios, Easthampton, MA.
Grand Opening. Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield, MA.
A Celebration of Birds. MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown, CT.
Passages. Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Telephone. Satellite Collective, Online Exhibition.
2013 Animals. Light, Space, and Time Online Gallery.
The Book of Saints. The Cube Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2012 Recent Paintings. Kelly Enzor and Lynn Sisler
2011 Portraits. Farm to Loft Gallery, Decatur, GA.
1999 Café Montmartre, Madison, WI.
Ground Zero, Madison, WI.
1996 Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.
1989-90 NIU Student Shows. Visual Arts Building, Jack Olson Gallery.
1989 Solo Student Work, Northern Illinois University Student
Union, DeKalb, IL.
Art Festival Shows
2015 Open Studios: Holiday Show. Cottage Street Studios,
2014 Autumnfest. Avondale Estates Fall Festival, Avondale Estates,
The Revival: A Vintage Marketplace. Decatur, GA. .
Holiday Gift Show. Garage Door Studio, Avondale Estates, GA.
2013 Summer Shade Festival. Grant Park Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA.