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 an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in-studio and critical theory, and a BA in fine art from Indiana University with a concentration in ceramics.  She taught in the Sculpture Department at SAIC and is the author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art.    

Basa’s interest in materials began as a child by grubbing for fossils in the ravines of southern Indiana and weaving nests in clumps of prairie grass. After a long foray into clay and fiber art she turned to painting with encaustic because the medium of oil pigment and beeswax provides many of the effects of ceramics without a process mediated by equipment and kiln time.  

Selected images

Selected Exhibitions 


In the Aggregate (Solo Show)

Space776 Gallery NY 

February 25 - March 23 


(Solo Show)

Gallery Exhibitions