Lynn Lu received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University with a major in Sculpture and a minor in Graphic Design in 1999. In 1998, she studied with Christian Boltanski at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and at the École Marchutz in Aix-en-Provence. She earned her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002, and completed a PhD program (ABD) at Musashino Art University in Tokyo in 2008, on a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Newcastle in Australia.
Among other honors, Lynn Lu was awarded Southampton Solent University’s Research and Enterprise Grant in 2012, the Singapore National Arts Council International Development Grants in 2013 (USA), 2011 (UK, Singapore, France), 2010 (USA, UK), in 2009 (New Zealand, Germany, Australia, China), in 2008 (Denmark, Belarus, Switzerland, Indonesia), in 2007 (Philippines, Germany, Poland, Austria, Australia), and in 2006 (Germany, Poland, USA, Vietnam), the National Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant, and the Lee Foundation Grant in 2003. She received the Lois Nellie Gill Award from the Ucross Foundation in 2000, and the Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. She has also been granted several prestigious artist fellowships, including residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in the United States, Appreroom X-Change in Sembalun Village, Lombok Island, Indonesia, and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand.
Since 1997, Lynn has exhibited and performed extensively in the United States, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Argentina, and Canada.
Lynn has also taught, given talks and papers at School of the Museum of Fine Arts (2013), Carnegie Mellon University (2006, 2011, 2013), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011, 2013), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013), Vanderbilt University (2013), Columbia College Chicago (2011), Minerva Foundation (2011), and San Francisco Art Institute (2006) in the United States; Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London (2013), Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London (2011), Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London (2011), Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University (2010); PSi#18: performance :: culture :: industry at the University of Leeds (2012), and TaPRA Performance and New Technologies Conference at the University of Kent (2012) in the UK; Sverigefinska folkhögskolan in Sweden (2012); Theatre Academy Helsinki (2011) in Finland; Akademie der bildenden Künste (2006) and “Schön. 30 Jahre Rathausgalerie”, at the Rathausgalerie (2009) in Munich, Germany; at Performancetage Linz (2007) in Austria; at “PSi #14: INTERREGNUM: In Between States” at the University of Copenhagen (2008), in Denmark; at Taman Budaya in Mataram, Indonesia (2008); at Unitec in Auckland and Massey University in New Zealand; Hansung University and PANASIA’09 in Seoul, Korea; 10th OPEN Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China; at “Pro-tribute” in Darwin, Australia (2009), and National University of Singapore (2011), LASALLE College of the Arts (2002, 2006, 2009), Nanyang Technological University (2009, 2011), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (2002, 2009), National Institute of Education (2003, 2009), and at Rojak 09 (2007) in Singapore.Lynn lives and works in London where she is Associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University.
Lynn Lu’s website: