Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Art and Community


Lynn Marshall Linnemeier

Lynn Marshall Linnemeier is a visual mythologist, a memory keeper. She is guided by the idea of the journey, unmapped spaces and the magic that occurs when one goes looking for history and ancestors. Her visual repertoire mythologizes and re-imagines historical incidences (especially those that are informed by race, gender an stereotypes) using photography, painting, oral  histories and primary source documents, which she uses to tell the stories of the people in communities that she encounters. Having been raised in West Southern Pines, North Carolina (the oldest incorporated African American town in the state), much of her career has been focused on black sanctuaries and she has traveled as far away as Australia and Africa presenting projects there.

She has won numerous awards and grants including the National Endowment for Arts, Georgia Humanities Council, Idea Capital, and Artadia. Her work is held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the High Museum of Art, Clark Atlanta University and many other prestigious venues. Her public art installations include Women of the Civil Rights Movement commissioned by the City of Atlanta; Beneath the Ogirishi Tree, the Journey Projects in South Fulton County, commissioned by Fulton County Commission; the Memory of Water, commissioned by First Congregational Church, Atlanta and many others.