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Lynn Basa
Chicago, IL

About the Artist

Lynn Basa likes to work large in all three areas of her art practice. She’s completed numerous public art commissions around the country in mosaic, glass, steel, terrazzo, and light. In her studio, she paints with an ancient medium called encaustic that is a mix of beeswax and oil pigment. She is the founder of The Corner Project, a community-development initiative to revive three blocks of the vintage, working-class main street where her storefront studio is located.

Basa has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MPA in public art policy from the University of…

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About the Artist

Lynn Basa likes to work large in all three areas of her art practice. She’s completed numerous public art commissions around the country in mosaic, glass, steel, terrazzo, and light. In her studio, she paints with an ancient medium called encaustic that is a mix of beeswax and oil pigment. She is the founder of The Corner Project, a community-development initiative to revive three blocks of the vintage, working-class main street where her storefront studio is located.

Basa has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MPA in public art policy from the University of Washington. Her undergraduate degree is in ceramics from Indiana University. Based on a class she developed and taught at SAIC, she wrote a book called The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions, now in its second printing.

Artist’s Work

Pond music 1a
Lynn basa

Pond Music (1A)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 1b
Lynn basa

Pond Music (1B)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 1c
Lynn basa

Pond Music (1C)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 2a
Lynn basa

Pond Music (2A)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 2b
Lynn basa

Pond Music (2B)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 2c
Lynn basa

Pond Music (2C)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 3a
Lynn basa

Pond Music (3A)

By Lynn Basa

Pond music 3b
Lynn basa

Pond Music (3B)

By Lynn Basa

The study of water left
Lynn basa

The Study of Water (left)

By Lynn Basa

The study of water center
Lynn basa

The Study of Water (center)

By Lynn Basa

The study of water right
Lynn basa

The Study of Water (right)

By Lynn Basa

Colonies and how they grow
Lynn basa

Colonies and How They Grow

By Lynn Basa

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Lynn Basa - Studio Tour
    May 11, 2020
  • History, illuminated Glowing sculpture commemorates area’s heritage
    June, 11 2020
  • City’s Disappearing Workers Cottages Honored In Sculpture Coming to Wicker Park
    June 26, 2018

Education

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA
    Chicago,2016 
  • University of Washington, MPA
    Seattle,1984 
  • Indiana University, BFA
    Bloomington,1977