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L Y N D A      F R E S E                                 lyndafrese@gmail.com    

b. 1956, Jacksonville, FL

2016 Professor Emerita, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA.

1986 MFA and 1978 BFA University of California, Davis, CA.

1985 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Palazzo Farnese Collection, Ortona, Italy

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA

Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023   Re-envisioning Plantation History, Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia, LA

2020   Wild Trees: Photo Etchings and Paintings, Teche Center for the Arts, Breaux Bridge, LA

2018   Lynda Frese: Holy Memories & Earthly Delights, a 40 year survey exhibition,

           Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA (catalogue) Feb 17 - May 19

           Sacred Vessels, Levee Gallery, Monroe, LA.

           Stage of the Ancients, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

2015  Art & Shadows, one year artist-in-residence exhibition, funded by the National Trust for

           Historic Preservation and N.E.A., Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia, LA
           Reconstituting the Vanished: Memory, Gender and Placemaking in the Delta South,

           Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

2012  Earth Voices, Borgo della Marmotta, Spoleto, Italy

2011  Pacha Mama: earth realm, Redbud Gallery, Houston, TX and Acadiana Center for the Arts, LA

2000  Pagan Imaging, Mark Wooley Gallery, Portland, OR

           Immagini Pagane, Palazzo Farnese, Ortona, Italy

1998  Post Modern Ex-Votos, James Gallery, Houston, TX

1996  TimePlaces, Bassetti Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1995  Lynda Frese, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

       

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024   In Media Res: How One Story Becomes Another, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

            TIMELAPSE, 7th Louisiana Biennial, curated by Laura Bleareau Louisiana Tech U, Ruston, LA.

2021   Wild Trees II, curated by Lynda Frese, Teche Center for the Arts, Breaux Bridge, LA

2020   Revelations: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, Ogden Museum of

             Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

            Adam and Eve ­­–The Garden and Beyond, Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe, LA

            Ornithology: Flight Patterns, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ.

2016  Encuentros Abiertos: Rastros de Irrealidad, Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina

           The Great California Art Movement, 1960’s-1990’s Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (book)

            International Collective Exhibition, Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy, 2012-2017

2015   The Collection of the Davis Art Center, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010  SWARM: Hope in Blasted Landscapes, Ironworks Gallery, New Orleans, La

           Conjuger Études et Editions D’Artistes, ARPRIM, Galerie Piroir, Montréal, Canada

2006  Vision/ Re-Vision: Louisiana Photography, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

           Spirit of Place: Art of Acadiana, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2003  Icons, Myths and Prophets, Pan American Gallery, Dallas, TX

2002  Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

1999  Big Muddy, Zoller Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

          Picturing Home, Center for Creative Photography, Woodstock, NY

1998  Rejuvenation, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

1997  Sleep: Bedtime Reading, Ricco Maresco Gallery, New York, NY;

           The Clothes Show, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI;

           The South by Its Photographers, Center for Arts and Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA

1996  Picturing the South: A Survey of Southern Photography The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA                 

1989  Beyond Permission, Houston Center for Photography, TX

1988  Hothouse, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

1986  Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, NY, NY

1982  SECA Photography Invitational, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS

 

2024   ArtLab residency fellowship, Mountain Lake Biological Station, University of Virginia, VA

2023   Artist-in-residence, Vashon Artist Residency, Vashon Island, WA Mar/April

2022   Louisiana Percent for Art program purchase, installation at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA

2020   Artist-in-residence, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA. Oct/Nov

2019  and 2018 Artist-in-residence, RUC (Rural Residency for Contemporary Art), Valcamonica, Italy                                   

2016 Artist of the Year, 2016 Louisiana Cultural Awards, Baton Rouge, LA

2014 -2015  Art & Shadows, 12-month artist residency awarded by the National Trust for Historic

           Preservation and the National Endowment of the Arts, Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia, LA

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 artist-in-residence, ArtStudio Ginestrelle, rural Assisi, Italy

2013   University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, 2013 Distinguished Professor Award.

2008, 2009, 2010  Artist-in-residence, Julia & David White Artists’ Colony, Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica

2009 and 2004  Visiting Artist/ Scholar, American Academy in Rome, Italy        

2007-2016  SLEMCO/BORSF Endowed Professorship in Art and Architecture, UL Lafayette, LA

2000  Artist Fellowship Award, Louisiana State Arts Council, Baton Rouge, LA

1999  Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bogliasco, Italy

1997  Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Bellagio Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bellagio, Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2023   Leibesgedichte (Love Poems) anthology of art and poetry, Redbud Art Center, Houston, TX

2022   Twenty Years of Marais Press, Imprinting a Campus and Collection UL Press, Lafayette, LA

2021   Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives in Southern Matriarchy, McClung, Kiwana and Woods,

              Cheylon, ed; cover art, essay, 15 color images from Art & Shadows series, UL Press, Lafayette, LA.

2020   Intention, documentary film (2020) by Perillo, Olivia and Horn, Syd of HonestArt Productions;

             studio interview, premier 23rd Annual New Orleans French Film Festival.

2018   Lynda Frese: Holy Memories & Earthly Delights (Louisiana Artists Series). essays by Malo,

           Alejandro; Wilson, MaryAnn; Blereau, Laura. 89 pages, University of Louisiana Press

2016   Harrington, Mangialardi, Rastros de Irrealidad, XIX Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina

             The Great California Art Movement UC Davis 1960-1990, John Natsoulas Press, Davis, CA

2012   Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2011  Lynda Frese Pacha Mama: earth realm. ATLAS, Board of Regents, Baton Rouge, LA. 64 pages.

2010  Taylor, T., ed. Masters Collage: Leading Works by Major Artists. Lark Books, Ashville, NC

2000  Lynda Frese: Immagini Pagane. 60 pages Italian/English, Progetti Farnesiani, Italy

1998  Peacock, Robert, ed. SLEEP: Bedtime Reading (photographers & writers). Rizzoli Press, NY, NY

1996   Dugan, Ellen, ed. Picturing the South: 1860 to the Present Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

             Sipple-Elliot, Susan, ed. The South by its Photographers. Mississippi Press, Pascagoula, MS

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