Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier has been documenting the American South since 1989 and works both figuratively and abstractly. She researches and collages photography, painting, and writing, with primary source documents from diaries and letters, which she incorporates into her image-based mixed-media quilts, 2-D and 3-D sculptures, and mixed media works. With an aim of re-examining and re-framing historical figures, she engages her subjects through dialogue focusing on their life stories and historical incidences attached to place. She is inspired by African-American and indigenous cultural traditions as well as stories from people that she has met during her travels, which include international residencies. Her vibrant paintings explore personal investigations into movement and transformation often drawn from concepts surrounding ancestry, memory and written language.
EducationMA, Southern Studies, 2005, The University of MississippiBFA, Photography, 1990 The Atlanta College of Art (Presidential Scholar)Selected Awards2018 Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Award of Excellence for Public Works of Art1995 Georgia Council for the Arts Individual Artist GrantNorthern Telecom New Works Fellowship1993 The Southern Arts Foundation/National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Fellowship in Photography1989 Lyndhurst Foundation Young Career Prize, The Lyndhurst Foundation, Chattanooga, TNThe National Dean’s List Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities 1988 The Laura Whitner Dorsey Scholarship, The Atlanta College of ArtTeaching/Instruction/Community Outreach2010 - Present The Journey Projects, Director Community Collaborations in visual art2009 – 2012 Spelman College, Adjunct Professor (Computer Art/Art History)2010 -2011 Agnes Scott College, Visiting Professor (Mixed Media Arts)2006 – 2009 Emory University, Adjunct Professor (Photography)2009 -2013 Evening at Emory, Instructor, PhotographyPublic Art Commissions and Selected Exhibitions2019 The Ancestral Memory of Sound: Lift Every Voice and Sing, Commission, First Congregational Church, Atlanta, GA2017 Journey to Freedom: Women of the Civil Rights Movement, (NEA) Public Art Commission, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs2017 In Plain View, Site Specific Installation, Morgan County African American Museum, Madison, Georgia2016 The Journey Projects, Eatonville, Florida, Site-specific installation, Zora Neale Hurston Museum, Eatonville, Florida2016 University of Central Florida, "Storm", The Encounter: Baalu Girma and Zora Neale Hurston, commission and site-specific installation 2015 Angels in Straight Jackets, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GASite-specific installation and collaboration with Mab Segrest, Professor of Women's Studies, Connecticut College, New London, CT2014 Beneath the Ogirishi Tree, Fulton County Commission, Wolf Creek Library Project, Atlanta, Georgia 2012/2019 The Ancestral Memory of Water, Site-specific Installation, First Congregational Church, Atlanta, Georgia2011 Unraveling Miss Kitty's Cloak, Site-specific installation, Old Church, Emory University at Oxford, Georgia2010 Mapping the Present Just Went By, Site-specific installation, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA2004/2005, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, The Chemistry of Color: The Harold A. and Ann R. Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art 2001/2002 Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture (Traveling Exhibition), Reflections in Black – A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present, 2000 Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, TX, Our New Day Begun – African-American Artists Entering the New Millennium, Traveling Exhibition – February 2000- February 20011997|1998 University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; James A Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, PA; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, Hand Colored Photography, 1839 to the Present1996 A Guide to Juke, Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA1995, Atlanta, Georgia, Magdeburg, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Germany; Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Art in Atlanta1994 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Imagining Families, Images and Voices, National African-American Museum Project1990 Fish Dreams, Mural, Adams Park Bathhouse, Atlanta, GASelected Residencies2000 Artist-in-Residence, Reynoldstown Community, Atlanta, Georgia; Sponsored by the Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation and The National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, “Collective Action-Artists as Agents of Change” a collaboration with artist Bongi Bengu of South Africa 1999 Artist-in-Residence, Caversham Press, Balgowan, South Africa, W.K. Kellogg Foundation African Program Initiative, Fulton County Arts Council, Artists-in-Residence International 1997 Artist-in-Residence, The University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, awarded by Artist-In-Residence International1994 Artist-in-Residence, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Center, Adelaide, South Australia, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest/Arts International, New York Selected Publications and MediaBowles, Juliette, The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 14, No. 2, Page 59, Hampton University Museum, 1997Colvin, William E., Civil Rights and Social Justice, The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University, 2010 Dugan, Ellen, Picturing the South: 1860 to the Present, Chronicle Books, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996 Kronowitz, Debra, “Welcome to My Playhouse: Storytelling Dances Inside Lynn MarshallLinnemeier’s Head, Art New Orleans, Winter 2010, Vol 1, No. 1, Marshall-Linnemeier, Lynn, Pavich-Lindsay, Melanie and Tuttle, Lisa, Look Back, Nexus Press, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002 McNamara, Mary, “have yourself a very retro Christmas”, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Page 23, December 21, 1997 Willis, Deborah, Reflections in Black, A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 2000 Willis, Deborah and Carla Williams, The Black Female Body: A Photographic History, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2002 Wardlaw, Alvia; Royse, Lisa; Dierks, Chars, Our New Day Begun-African American Artists Entering the New Millennium, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, Austin, TX 2000 Selected CollectionsBoston Consulting GroupFulton County Georgia 2019 Art Acquisition ProgramThe High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GAThe Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsClark Atlanta University GalleriesPrivate Collections