biography

Angela Lyn was born in Windsor, England in 1955 to a Chinese father and an English mother.

In 1968 her family emigrated to the USA. In 1972 she travelled to Taiwan to explore her Asian heritage, pursuing studies in Chinese and painting at Fu-Jen University. She then returned to England to study fine art at Southampton College of Art and Byam Shaw, now Central St Martins college of Arts and Design in London. She moved to Switzerland in 1978 and attended the Master Class in painting, led by Franz Fedier at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel. Since 1994 she lives and works in Ticino, southern Switzerland. Her dialogue with the surrounding nature has become a major reference in her work.

 

Lyn’s cultural diversity is core to who she is and the work she does. Combining her eastern and western heritage into a unique and engaging language as a painter, she strives to examine the universal, bringing the viewer into contemplation about the complexity of the world in which we live. Through careful observation, articulate composition and the attentive use of her medium, Lyn’s paintings resonate from within.

 

 “Amidst an ever-faster consume of visual information in a world increasingly driven by technology, I am interested in what fundamentally touches us as human beings. What makes a difference? What draws us to an image over time? What furthers the duration of experience such that we can build a relationship with what we see, hear, touch and smell?  Where there is no relationship, there is no meaning.”

 

Angela Lyn is the mother of three children. In her recent work she reflects on the uncertain world they face: placing her paintings in site specific installations with various media including text, sculpture and sound she succeeds to convey an empathy that is both powerful and poetic at once.

 

Her works can be found in public, corporate and private collections in Europe, Asia and the United States.

 

In a globalising world, where cultural diversity is ever increasing, I am interested in what touches us
regardless of who we are or where we are from. My close observations of the expansive nature
surrounding my studio on Lake Lugano serve as a basis through which I explore and reflect on human
response, nature being the essential common denominator of us all. I consciously choose traditional
media: oil painting, drawing and bronze sculpture for my practice; examining their resonance in a world
dominated by technology and an ever-faster production of the new.

                                                                                                                                 A. Lyn

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020 in the blue, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2018 floating gardens, Cortesi Gallery, London, Great Britain

2017  the long journey home, Artrue Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2017  un quadro, una musica, event, Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana (MASI), LAC, Lugano, Switzerland

2015  cedaring, main hall presentation, MASI, LAC, Lugano, Switzerland 

2015 building site, artist’s initiative, Shoreditch, London, Great Britain, 

with support of the British Arts Council and the Swiss Embassy

2014 Thursday, with Manu Wurch, Freitags Galerie, Solothurn, Switzerland 

2012 giving way, artist’s initiative, curated by Max Koss, Cork Street Gallery, London, Great Britain, 

2011 stringing pearls, Semina Rerum Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2010 meet me there for tea, Galerie Hufschmid, Zurich, Switzerland

2009 my china, Haus der Kunst St Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

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

2007 living here, Galerie Ursula Huber, Basel, Switzerland

2006 landscapes and portraits, Galerie Hufschmid, Zurich, Switzerland

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

2002 Galerie Esther Hufschmid, Zurich, Switzerland

2000 Kunsthalle Burgdorf, Burgdorf, Switzerland

1996 Kunstraum La Baracca, Harry Zellweger, Carabietta, Switzerland

1994 Galerie Catherine Maurer, Bern, Switzerland

1992 stirring the folds of a well-kept lawn, Galerie Loeb, Bern, Switzerland

1991 Galerie Catherine Maurer, Bern, Switzerland

1987 Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

1987   laut und leise, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

1984 Galerie Brigitta Rosenberg, Zurich, Switzerland

1982 Galerie Mattheus, Basel, Switzerland

1980 Galerie Arrigo, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2021 Im Wald, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland 

2018  time, Swiss Forum, Taipei 101, exhibition and key note speaker, Taipei, Taiwan 

2018 Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

2018 Wopart, Lugano, Switzerland

2018 Artmonte-carlo, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

2017  in the public eye, MASI at EOC, Lugano, Switzerland

2017 Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy

2017 Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2017  Artgenève, Geneva, Switzerland

2017 Wopart, Lugano, Switzerland

2013 Raum geben, Schloss Biberist, Biberist, Switzerland

2008 Haus der Kunst St Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

2007 voce e immagine al femminile, Casa Pellanda, Biasca, Switzerland

2006 Kunst 06 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2005 Kunst 05 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2004 Im Nu, Kunstraum Riehen, im Berowergut, Riehen, Switzerland

2004 anniversary show, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

1996 Semina Rerum, Zurich, Switzerland

1995 senza biglietto, Lugano, Switzerland

1993 Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

1992 Kunstraum Riehen, im Berowergut, Riehen, Switzerland

1991 Louise Aeschlimann Grant, Bern, Switzerland

1990 Swiss Federal Arts Grant, Basel, Switzerland

1989 Louise Aeschlimann Grant, Bern, Switzerland

1987 Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland 

1886 Gegenverkehr, Kulturhaus Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

1986 Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1985 Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland 

1984 Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland 

1984 Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland 

1982 Swiss Federal Arts Grant, Maison de Congrès, Montreux, Switzerland

1982 Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland