LRC Printmaking

Behind the scene at

Museum of Contemporary Craft

Portland, OR

Extra Credit

ABOUT:Lynsey discovered art at a very young age growing up in Santa Cruz, California . As a child she grew up painting pictures and taking artistic photographs in Santa Cruz for which she won awards and recognition.  Growing up she traveled over the world with her family continuously exploring her interest in art. Throughout her school years, she continued to take photography classes which enhanced her interest in the art field. After graduating high school, she moved to Reno, Nevada to continue her education at the University of Nevada, Reno studying Photography and Journalism.  While attending UNR initially her artistic focus was on fine art photography.  During the last years of undergraduate school she took a printmaking class and immediately fell in love with the art form. The medium became a perfect fit for her artistic endeavors.  Even after she graduated with a Bachelors of Art,  she has continued to take printmaking classes focusing on relief and intaglio printmaking. She is currently attending Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon working on her Masters of Fine Arts in Print Media.

As a  very passionate artist she has continuously shown her works all over United States. She has had many solo and group exhibitions as well as awards and publications. Group exhibitions include Haunted” at L’ Gallery and “Get Inked: Second Annual Inkheads Print Show” at Wonder Well Gallery in Nevada with the Inkheads; exhibitions at TAG Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California; See.Me Gallery in New York; The Thurman Collective in Portland, Oregon and “Extra Credit” at Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon and solo exhibitions at the Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia.   Her work has been featured in Brushfire, an artist magazine from University of Nevada Reno and Reno Gazette-Journal, a local newspaper in Reno.

Lynsey Nelson