Lynn Malin

Selected Works


Born and raised in Edmonton,  Malin was educated at the University of Alberta and then the University of Toronto.  After extensive travels overseas which involved further education in France and some early experiments with painting, Malin commenced a professional career by teaching art at Harry Ainley High School in Edmonton. She is now a full time artist and maintains a studio in Edmonton.




2016: Streamlight, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2013:  Above Ground, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2013:  In Light of Winter, Whyte Museum, Banff AB

2013-2015: Out of Bounds: the art of Lynn Malin, TREX travelling exhibition throughout Alberta

2011:  Elemental, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2009:  Pas Nature Morte, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2008:  Riverscapes, The Works, Edmonton AB

2008:  Stills with Wild Life, Elevations Gallery, Canmore AB

2007:  Colour Spain, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2006:  Lightscapes, Art Gallery of Alberta AB

2005:  Stills and Scapes, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2003:  New Works, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2002:  From the Prairie, Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary AB

2000:  New Works, Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary AB



2015:  Brain Storm: UAlberta Creates, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton AB

2011:  Pulse, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary AB

2010-11:  The Forest Show, ASA travelling Alberta

2010:  The Works, Earthscapes, The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton AB

2010:  Colours, Profiles Public Art Gallery, St Albert AB

2010:  Landscapes, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2008:  Passage (with Elizabeth Beauchamp), Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton AB

2008:  Alberta Cultivation and Rejuvenation, Elevation Gallery, Canmore AB

2006-2008:  All About Line, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibtion

2001-2004:  Landscape X Nine, Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary AB



2014:  Meyers of Munich Germany October 2014

2010:  Banff Centre for the Arts Self Directed Residency

2007:  Leighton Colony Studio Resident, Banff Centre for the Arts

2006:  Foundacion Valpariso, Mojacar Almeria Spain

1984, 1985, 1992:  Emma Lake Workshop, University of Saskatchewan



2014:  Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant

2011:  Edmonton Arts Council, Individual Artists Project Grant

2001:  Alberta Foundation for the Arts Commission Sculpture Award

2000:  Art in Public Places Award for Recycles

1991:  Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Individual Project Grant



2016:  Light Play, Juried Competition Kelly Ramsey Building, Edmonton AB

2016:  WATERSCAPE, Emerald Hills Leisure Centre Sherwood Park Juried Public Art  Project, Sherwood Park AB

2015:  Rogers Arena Community Rink Entrance Public Art Project (Short Listed)

2015:  Fall Approach, Bethel Transit Station West Wall, County of Strathcona juried competition, Sherwood Park AB

2013:  Cardinal Collins High School Competition, Edmonton Arts Council

2007:  Prince Charles Park Entrance Gate installed with Elizabeth Beauchamp



In Light of Winter (catalogue), Whyte Museum

Art Fix AGA Unnatural Beauty New Acquisitions, Calgary Homes and Living Aug/Sept 2013

Mary- Beth Laviolette, Pulse Alberta Society of Artists 80th Anniversary Show,  Triangle Calgary Hui Heart Centre Legacy Lives Here (catalogue)

Janice Ryan, Land lovers convey passion from the palette, Edmonton Journal, March 2010

Scott Hayes, Quartet of Artists, St Albert Gazette March 2010

Guilbert Bouchard, Artists Bring Development to Light, Edmonton Journal, December  2009

Gilbert Bouchard, The Works: Prairie River Brings Inspiration,  Edmonton Journal, June 2008

Agnieszka Matejko, See the Light, Vue Magazine, October 2005

Scott Mckeen, Lynn Malin Art, Edmonton Journal, October 2005 

Christa O’Keefe, Photons and Pigment, See Magazine, September 29, 2005

Gilbert A Bouchard, Lightscapes @ the EAG, Edmonton Journal, September 9, 2005

Gilbert A. Bouchard, Still Life Show, Edmonton Journal, May 15, 2003

Still Life Show, Trail Magazine, September 2002

Gilbert A Bouchard, In Side Out, Edmonton Journal, May 15, 2002

Steven Ramsankar, Photograph of Recycles, Edmonton Journal, July 12, 2001

Paul Northcott, Do Touch is Recycles artists' motto, Edmonton Journal, July 1, 2001

Allan Kellogg, Dolling Up the Downtown, Edmonton Journal, June 20, 2001 

Stationary Bicycles, Edmonton Sun, June 19, 2001

Alberta Alumni Achievements, Trail Magazine, June 2001 



Artist Statement

Coming from the tradition of site specific landscape painting my practice in the past 18 years has gradually moved towards installation. My latest projects have been done on lexan (a transparent film). These works incorporate drawing, painting and printing. Done from an aerial perspective I see them as maps of land use.

Paint and mixed media are intertwined and layered. The surface is further enhanced by incorporating patterns in the frottage of found grid materials such as chain link fences, chicken wire, steel grates and grids. This mimics man made hieroglyphics and grids imposed on nature’s chaos. 

In my new work the large lexan pieces can be adhered to Plexiglas (archival) and suspended 2 inches from the wall. In this way light changes with the surroundings so in a natural way the works seem to be illuminated from within. Some of the larger ones are cut up and re-ordered to form grids that are attached 2 inches from the wall.  The walls are activated with illumination and shadows.

My latest series, that I just finished, is called Earth Études. It is 30 pieces 48 x 48 inches done from an aerial perspective on lexan to be mounted on plexi and hung in a large grid 2 inches from the wall.