New York, NY

Lynn Basa

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Lynn Basa lives and works in Chicago in an old storefront that was originally a Polish sausage shop. 

She has completed numerous public art commissions around the country in mosaic, glass, steel, terrazzo, and light sculpture.  In her studio, she paints with encaustic—an ancient medium that combines beeswax and oil pigment. Basa is the founder of the Milwaukee Avenue Alliance, a community organization dedicated to the equitable, cultural, and economic reawakening of three blocks of the working-class main street where her storefront studio is located.

Basa has an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and an MPA in public art policy from the University of Washington.  She received her undergraduate degree in ceramics from Indiana University. Basa is also the author of "The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions," based on a class she developed and taught at SAIC.

Selected images

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2021

2017

In the Aggregate at Space776 Gallery NY 

Happy Place at Space 776, New York

2012

Rhapsody In Wax at Clutch Gallery, Chicago, IL

Gallery Exhibitions