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Lynn Whitford

Born in 1943 in Madison, WI

EDUCATION 

1984-88            MFA in Art Metal, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 
1987                 Spring semester, Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA
1980-83            BA in Art, with emphasis in metalsmithing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1961-65            BA in American History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1991-present     Metalpeople, Self employed metalsmith, Madison, WI   
1974-present     Weaving Workshop, Co-owner, Madison, WI  
1998                  Tainan National College of the Arts, Visiting Lecturer, Tainan, Taiwan
1974-84             Instructor at Weaving Workshop (Beginning Weaving, Double Weave, Rug Design)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2014                 "Woman of Unknown Etiology" Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008                 "Fred Fenster: Metalsmith: Created and Collected", Indiana University-Purdue University Visual Arts     Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

                          Women in Metal (group show), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

2007                  Portraits in Metal (solo show), Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006                  Metalsmiths and Mentors: Fred Fenster and Eleanor Moty Invitational Group Exhibit, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
2004                  A Decade of Art from the Wisconsin Academy Gallery Invitational Group Exhibit, James Watrous             Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI
2003                  The Bottle is Half Empty, solo, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002                  Display Use Only (invitational group exhibit) Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
2001                  Transformation: Contemporary Works in Jewelry and Small Metals 
                          The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize Exhibition (traveling group exhibition) Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2000                  Assemblage (group exhibition) William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999                  Metalpeople Studio Exhibition, Class of 1925 Gallery, Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1998                  Raised Metal Sculpture Exhibition, Invitational Group Show, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997                  No Ideas But In Things, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
                          Contemporary Metalwork, Invitational Group Exhibit, PCA Gallery, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR
1996                  North American Metal Arts Invitational: Heritage & Diversity, Invitational Group Exhibit, MC Art Gallery, Montgomery

                          College, Rockville, MD
                          Metalia, Invitational Group Exhibition, Foster Gallery, University of Wis., Eau Claire, WI
1995                  Exhibition In Print, SOFA 1995, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1994                  The Effects of Good Chemistry,  (Solo show) Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI
                          Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine, special October issue
                          Common Ground, Metalpeople Cooperative Group Show  (4 person),  Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
1993                  Sculpture by Metalsmiths,  Invitational Group Exhibit, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
                          Vessels, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
                          Uncommon Work from a Common Space, Metalpeople Cooperative 4 Person Show, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee Technological University, Smithville, TN
                          Peaches, Invitational Group Exhibit, The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
1992                  Uncommon Work from a Common Space, Metalpeople Cooperative Group Show (4 person), Haynes Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
                          Metalpeople Invitational Show, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
1992                  Visualization/ Realization, Preliminary Drawings from Ten Artists and Designers, Gallery of Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1991                  Copper III, Old Pueblo Museum, Tucson, Arizona, Honorable Mention
                          Pewter Contemporary Trends, Invitational Group Exhibit, in conjunction with the S.N.A.G. Conference, Atlanta, GA
                          New Light Metals, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Invitational 7 Person Exhibit
1990                  Metals Invitational Exhibition, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
                          Galeria Mesa National Metals, Invitational Mesa, AZ
1989                  William Traver Gallery, Two Person Show, Seattle, WA
                          Tory Folliard Gallery, Two Person Show, Milwaukee, WI
                          United States Metal, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Juried     
                          Art Jewelry, Haggar University Gallery, Invitational Show, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
1988                  Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, 7th Floor Gallery, Humanities Building, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1987                  Metalsmiths of the Midwest, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
1986                  Wisconsin Jewelry Invitational, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
                          All That Glitters:  Personal Ornaments, Milwaukee Art Museum, Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                          Scents and Non-scents, Invitational Show of Small Bottles, Signature Gallery, Boston and Hyannis, MA
                          13th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI, Juror's Merit Award
1985                  Scents and Non-scents, Invitational Show of Small Bottles, Signature Gallery, Boston and Hyannis, MA
                          12th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI
                          Midwest Metals Symposium Juried Exhibition, LaCrosse, WI
1984                  11th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI
                          The Photographer and the Artist:  The Transformed Image, Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Invitational Show
1983                  Fourth Annual University Metalsmiths, Normal R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, KN, Invitational Show
                          Totally Metal, Sykes Gallery, Millersville State Gallery, Millersville, PA, Invitational 
                          Fiber Portraits of Dane County, Invitational Fiber Show, by Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Dane County, WI
                          10th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI, Purchase Award
1982                  9th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI
                          Valentine Imagery by Dane County Artists, City-County Building, Madison, WI, Invitational Exhibit

AWARDS AND GRANTS

1990                  Wisconsin Arts Board Percent for Art Grant
1989-90             Arts Midwest/N.E.A. Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award
1989                  One of twelve featured "emerging artists" at the Society of North American Goldsmiths Convention, San Antonio, TX
1986                  Juror's Merit Award, 13th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI, 
1983                  Purchase Award, 10th Annual Wisconsin Union Craft Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI
1981-83             Dean's List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1990                  Madison Area Technical College, Part-time lecturer (Metals), Art Department, Spring Madison, WI
1988-89             University of Wisconsin-Madison, Part-time lecturer, Art Department, Madison, WI

PUBLICATIONS

1999                  Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith Magazine, Vol.19, No. 4
1998                  Baran-Mickle, William. "Lynn Whitford:  No Ideas But In Things." MetalSmith, vol. 18, #5, fall 1998, p 52-53
1995                  Mahler, Annette.   "The Effects of Good Chemistry-- Metalwork by Lynn Whitford."  Metalsmith , Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 1995, pp.44-45
1994                  "Exhibition in Print," Metalsmith , special October issue, 1994, p.45
                           Whitford, Lynn.  "Contemporary Australian Hollow Ware."  Metalsmith ,  Vol. 14, No. 2, Spring 1994, p. 52
1989                   Auer, James. "State of the Art Here? Good.", The Milwaukee Journal, March 12, 1989, p. 10E
                           Bryant, Elizabeth.  "Lynn Elizabeth Whitford at William Traver."  Reflex, Vol. 3, #6, Nov- Dec 1989,p 26-27
                           Monthly Crafts  (Korean), February 1989/2, pp.48-49. Featured Foreign Artist
1987                   "Metalsmiths of the Midwest," Metalsmith ,  Vol. VII, No. 3, Summer 1987, pp. 56-57, ill.