“Lynn Basa‘s work zigzags across the boundaries of painting and object, accessibility and secrecy, doubt and self-assurance.  Her many years toiling in the hinterlands of clay and fiber instilled in her a reflexive degree of sophisticated craftsmanship that appears in her paintings – a trait that she pushes against by using techniques that rely more on happenstance and happy accidents than self-conscious mark-making.”

Lynn Basa

Birthplace:  Pittsburgh, PA

Selected Public Art Commissions

Chicago Transit Authority, Cornucopia , Chicago, IL
University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Station , Itasca, MN
The Orange Sequence, Trimet, ), Portland, OR
A Long Story, Cambridge Housing Authority, , Cambridge, MA
Confluence, Des Moines Area Rapid Transit, , Des Moines, IA
Downtown Theater, marquee , Town of Cary, NC
Bower, University of Northern Iowa, Residence Hall,, Cedar Falls, IA
Threshold, University of Wisconsin, School of Human Ecology, , Madison, WI
Grove Alta, Alta building, Chicago, IL
Learning Curve, Kingsport Center for Higher Education,, Kingsport, TN
Coursing Through Life, University of Northern Iowa, Sabin Hall, , Cedar Falls, IA
The Grand Lake Map, Grand River Dam Authority EcoEducation Center,, Langley, OK
Glendale History Walk, Downtown Parking Structure, Glendale, AZ
The Great Circle Route, Indianapolis International Airport, , Indianapolis, IN
Grove, Downtown Parking Structure, , Claremont, CA
N=10, University of Washington/Bothell Community College, Bothell, WA
Untitled, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA
Portal, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA

Selected Corporate and Public Collections

Absolut Vodka headquarters, New York, NY
Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital, Hoffman Estates, IL
The Bistro, Orlando Hilton, Orlando, FL
Brown & McCarroll, Austin
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
City Lights Collection, Seattle, WA
CompTIA, Downers Grove, IL
Deloitte Touche, Chicago, IL
Disney Dolphin and Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL
Genesis AstraZeneca Bioresearch Library, Wilmington, DE
Greenberg Traurig, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Half Moon Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Harbor Point, Chicago, IL
Harrah’s, Atlantic City, NY
Hilton, Nassau Bay, TX
Hyatt on Windy Hill Rd, Marietta, GA
Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Jasmine Bay residences, Estero, FL
Jump Trading, London
Keegan, Werlin, & Pabian, LLP, Boston, MA
King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Livonia Holiday Inn, Livonia, MI
Loews Le Concorde Hotel, Quebec City, QC
Marriott, Westminster Colorado
Novartis, Philadelphia, PA
Nuveen, Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN
Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas
Regency Bank, Geneva, IL
SAFECO Insurance Company, Seattle, WA
Schaumburg Renaissance, Schaumburg, IL
Scottsdale Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, AZ
Shangri-La, Shanghai, China
Skokie Doubletree, Skokie, IL
Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island
St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham, WA
Studio Swan, Atlanta, GA
St. Francis Westin, San Francisco, CA
The World Cruise Ship Wyndam, Destin FL
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle, WA Wyndam, Dallas, TX

Museum Collections

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
North Carolina State University Museum, Raleigh, NC
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Spencer Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA