Lynn Christine Kelly is a graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2008) and the BFA program at the Ontario College of Art and Design, with Distinction (2006).
She has exhibited nationally and internationally, has work in Canadian corporate collections as well as private collections worldwide, and has numerous received grants from the Ontario Arts Council. Kelly currently lives and works in Toronto and is a member of the Red Head Gallery.
My work is a ongoing project concerning the cycles of life. I continually expand my investigation of our interaction with the natural environment and tie it back to the intimate cycles within a family, of life, death, migration, and relocation in conjunction with the biological concepts of growth, decay, regrowth and rebirth. My ongoing interest in the temporality of geological and constructed forms merges with the concept of human existence and our interaction with the rest of the natural environment.
I believe an artist must make work that is true to their beliefs and comes from their own particular way of seeing the world. Growing up in the Shuswap region of British Columbia, with a father engaged in the forest industry, and surrounded by farms and gardens, I learned at a young age to appreciate the great outdoors. As an adult I moved to the city and spent many years in the construction industry and continue to reside there as an artist. Reflecting the duality of my life, I derive inspiration from my environment, both the natural and the built, creating work that references the vulnerability of the natural and the temporality of the constructed.
Looking at the transience of life and the state of the planet, the work lacks an overtly human presence. The scenes possess a duality of possibility; either something has happened or it is about to happen. Referencing that which might be beginning or might be ending, sites of destruction or perhaps rejuvenation, the work talks about the cycles of life, regeneration if you will, the remains of humankind’s imprint. Multifaceted, my work involves painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation.
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