Lynn Sures' studio practice includes three-dimensional paperworks, printmaking, book arts, and ceramic sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include Navigating Below the Surface at Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey; Frasassi at Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD; and Body Art at the Fortezza Medicea Girifalco di Cortona, Italy. Her artist's books appear in the Penland Book of Handmade Books, 500 Artist Books, and the 2010 Paper in Motion portfolio published by Hand Papermaking. Her work is in collections of the United States Department of State, the US Library of Congress, Yale University, and the American Museum of Papermaking. Lynn has exhibited work and created large-scale pulp paintings for international events in Australia and Japan, and has exhibited and lectured in Sri Lanka as an American Artist Abroad. She leads annual Paper/Print/Book Intensive workshops with Italian master craftsmen in Fabriano, Italy. Recent awards include Individual Artist Awards and Creative Works Grants from Maryland and an Artist Award from the George Sugarman Foundation, California. She is a nominee for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship 2011. Lynn is Founding Co-Director of the National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial exhibition, a board member of the World Crafts Council North America, and has just completed a semester-long visiting artist studio residency at Baltimore Clayworks. She is co-host of the 2010 Pulp Painting Symposium in San Antonio, TX, and co-producer of the resulting DVD on Pulp Painting. A recent article she authored for Hand Papermaking is Engraved in Wax and Time, The Chiaroscuro Watermarks of Annarita Librari.
Prof. Lynn Sures’ recent solo exhibitions include This Really is My Thing at the Gordon Parks Gallery in St. Paul, NM, De La Tierra at UNAM Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico, Strange Rocks at Clayworks Gallery in Baltimore, MD, Navigating Below the Surface at Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Body Art at the Fortezza Medicea Girifalco di Cortona, Italy.
Her work is in collections of the United States Department of State, the Library of Congress, Yale University, the American Museum of Papermaking, and the Museo Della Carta e della Filigrana in Italy. Prof. Sures has exhibited work and created large-scale pulp paintings for international events in Australia and Japan, and has exhibited and lectured in Sri Lanka as an invited U.S. State Department American Artist Abroad.
2008, 2009, and 2011 Creative Project Grants, Arts and Humanities Council, Montgomery County, MD
2008 Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts, Maryland State Arts Council
2006 George Sugarman Foundation Artist Award Grant
Her artist’s books appear in the 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art, Penland Book of Handmade Books, 500 Artist Books volumes 1 and 2, and in the 2010 Paper in Motion Hand Papermaking portfolio.