Biographical Information

Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier is a visual mythologist, a memory keeper. Her roots sprouted in rural West Southern Pines, North Carolina, one of the state's early incorporated African American towns.  Her work is inspired by her growing up in "The Pines", with its Southern and African village storytelling roots and indigenous communities throughout the world. She reimagines oral histories, myths, and stories, creating new memories and visualizations using a variety of media. 

Marshall-Linnemeier's large-scale public artworks can be seen at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Wolf Creek Library in South Fulton County and Freedom Parkway. Her work is held in collections nationally and internationally and she has worked in communities in England, Australia, Kenya, South Africa and her beloved American South.


She is an honors graduate of the Atlanta College of Art (BFA Photography 1990) and holds an MA Degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She has received fellowships from Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest, Arts International, the Lyndhurst Foundation, Idea Capital, and Artadia.


She is the 2018 recipient of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Public Works of Art. The commission recognized her design for Journey to Freedom, Women of the Civil Rights Movement an outdoor mural and sculpture installation along Freedom Parkway and the Atlanta Beltline.



MA, Southern Studies, 2005

The University of Mississippi

Master’s Thesis: Stereo Propaganda, Re-Imagining the South Through Stereographic Photography and the History and Photographs from the African American Community of Mound Bayou, Mississippi

BFA, Photography, 1990 

The Atlanta College of Art, 

(Presidential Scholar) 


1988 The Laura Whitner Dorsey Scholarship,The Atlanta College of Art

1989 Lyndhurst Foundation Young Career Prize, The Lyndhurst Foundation, Chattanooga, TN

1990 The Helen Seydel Scholarship, The Atlanta College of Art 

1993 The Southern Arts Foundation/National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Fellowship in


Northern Telecom New Works Fellowship

The National Dean’s List

1995 Georgia Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant

Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities 


Emory University 2006 - 2009, Adjunct Professor (Photography)

Spelman College 2009 - 2012, Adjunct Professor (Computer Art/Art History)

Agnes Scott College 2010 -2011, Visiting Professor (Mixed Media Arts)

Evening at Emory 2009 -2013, Instructor, Photography

The Journey Projects, Director 2010 - Present (director of community collaborations and visual art) 


2004, Research Grant, The Graduate School, The University of Mississippi

2003, Artist-in-Residence, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, June/July, Wilmington, Delaware

2002, Atlanta Partnership for Arts and Learning, Renfroe Elementary School; Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation, The National Black Arts Festival, The National Endowment for the Arts Entrepreneurial Program

2001 Artist-in-Residence, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2000 Artist-in-Residence, Reynoldstown Community, Atlanta, GA; Sponsored by the Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation and the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA; “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 (Atlanta) Arts Council, Artist-in-Residence International

1997 Artist-in-Residence, the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, awarded by Artist-In-Resdience International

1994 Artist-in-Residence, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Center, Adelaide, South Australia, awarded by Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest/Arts International, New York 

Public Art Commissions and Exhibitions

2017 Journey to Freedom: Women of the Civil Rights Movement, (NEA) Public Art Commission, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

2017 In Plain View, Site Specific Installation, Morgan County African American Museum, Madison, Georgia

2016 The Journey Projects, Eatonville, Florida, Site-specific installation, Zora Neale Hurston Museum, Eatonville, Florida

2016 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, GA, Site-specific installation and collaboration with Mab Segrest, Professor of Women's Studies, Connecticut College, New London, CT

2014 Beneath the Ogirishi Tree, Fulton County Commission, Wolf Creek Library Project, Atlanta, Georgia 

2012 The Ancestral Memory of Water, Site-specific Installation, First Congregational Church, Atlanta, Georgia

2011 Unraveling Miss Kitty's Cloak, Site-specific installation, Old Church, Emory University at Oxford, Georgia

2010 Mapping the Present Just Went By, Site-specific installation, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

1996 A Guide to Juke, Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

1990 Fish Dreams, Mural, Adams Park Bathhouse, Atlanta, GA