I've loved art since I was a kid spending all my allowance on art and craft supplies. When I was a teenager, I sketched and painted portraits of everyone in the family who would sit for me. At Cooper Union in NYC, I studied life drawing and two and three-dimensional design, but I also fell in love with the abstract expressionist painters I saw in the galleries downtown. My own art became more abstract until I found a way to express myself through gesture and improvisation. Each new blank canvas is a challenge and an adventure. I paint standing up at an easel, listening to music, responding spontaneously to the image in front of me. I'm in love with color, form and movement--exploring new paths for the eye to take as it sweeps the emerging composition.
I have life-long experience in working with oil paint and acrylics. I am an expert and painting with a brush and palette knife. Color and composition are the focus of my work.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA : Fine Arts major, 1959-60 Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science And Art, New York, NY : Fine Arts major, 1961-63 University of California, Los Angeles, CA : Fine Arts major, 1965-66 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL : PhD in Creative Writing, 1992
SOLO EXHIBITIONS Abstract Meditations, CAP ArtSpace Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2016 New Abstract Expressionist Paintings, The Frame Shop Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2013 Improvisation on Canvas, The Kitchen Theater, Ithaca, NY 2012 Abstract Paintings, Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY 2011 New Abstract Paintings, CAP ArtSpace, Ithaca, NY 2010 Patterns in Abstract Art, Cayuga Museum of History & Art, Auburn, NY 2009 Abstract Refractions, Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2007 Black & White & Color, Tompkins County Airport, Ithaca, NY 2006 Featured Artist, Arts Crawl, The Gallery at Hawthorne Plaza, Overland Park, KS 2004 Fundamental Energy, Shangri-La Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2004 New Work by Lynne Taetzsch, Clinton House ArtSpace, Ithaca, NY 2001 Improvisation in Color, Community School of Music & Art, Ithaca, NY 2000 Recent Paintings, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY 2000 New Acrylic Paintings, Gallery for the Arts, Mt. Sterling, KY 1998 Recent Works, Astrea Gallery, Washington, DC 1991 Acrylic Paintings, Division of Cultural Affairs Gallery, Tallahassee, FL 1990 Selected Paintings, President's Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 1990 Recent Acrylic Paintings, Hartley Gallery, Winter Park, FL 1990 Paintings by Lynne Taetzsch, Friends of Jung, San Diego, CA 1988 Oil Paintings, The Revelation, New York, NY 1971 Recent Oil Paintings, Paula Insel Gallery, New York, NY 1964 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Spring Floral Exhibit, Quintus Gallery, Watkins Glen, NY 2016 Homegrown: The Harriott Collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, 2011 Juried Exhibition, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY, 2011 Art Trail Exhibiton, CAP ArtSpace, Ithaca, NY 2010 Past, Present, Gateway Regional Center for the Arts, Mt. Sterling, KY 2009 Mainly Blue, Community School of Music & Art, Ithaca, NY 2009 Landmark Gallery, New York, NY, 2009 Sola Gallery, Ithaca, NY, 2009 Ithaca Artists, Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2008 2008 Invitational, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2008 Group Exhibition, Syracuse Technology Garden, Syracuse, NY 2007 Global Tribe, 6-person show, Monkdogz Urban Art, New York, NY 2007 The New Abstractions, 3-person show, Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY 2007 Maj'Beldd, 8-person show, Monkdogz Urban Art, New York, NY 2006 ALTERnatives, four-person show, Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, PA 2005 Group Show, Bellaza Dentro, Nevis, West Indies 2005 Alchemy of Color, eight-person show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2005 Fifteenth Anniversary Group Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2003 Women's Issues-A Commentary, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY 2003 Past Tense-Present Perfect, Autumn Leaves, Ithaca, NY 2003 Redefining Art, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott , NY 2002 Summer Invitational, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE 2002 2002 Invitational, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2002 Greater Ithaca Art Trail at Red Newt Cellars, Hector, NY 2001 A Woman's Work Is Never Finished, International Museum Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2001 Greater Ithaca Art Trail at Red Newt Cellars, Hector, NY 2000 Recent Works by Lynne Taetzsch & Wyman Rice, Kentucky Gallery, Lexington, KY 1999 Six-person Show, Soho South, West Palm Beach, FL 1999 Juried Show, 33rd Annual Central South Art Exhibition, Nashville, TN 1998 Juried Show, Masterpieces of Maturity, Loudon House, Lexington, KY 1998 Juried Show, Art on the Lake, Reston Art Gallery, Reston, VA 1992 Cultural Resources Juried Exhibition, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, FL 1992 Three-person Show, Artforms Gallery, Sarasota, FL 1991 Tenth Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA 1991 Juried Show, Hoyt National Art Show, New Castle, PA 1991 Juried Show, Aesthetics 91 Exhibition, McPherson, KS 1991 Juried Show, Westmoreland Arts National, Greensburg, PA 1990 Juried Show, Thirteenth National Art Exhibition, World Trade Center, New Orleans, LA 1990 First Place Prize, Juried Show, Foothills Festival of the Arts, La Mesa, CA 1989 Exhib.of Korean and American Women Artists, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1989 Group Show, Cosmopolitan Art Association, Seoul, So. Korea 1988 Three-person Show, Robin Hutchinson Gallery, Maplewood, NJ 1987 National Juried Color Show, Castle Gallery, Billings, MT 1985 Group Show, Art in Architecture, Windermere, FL 1985 Group Show, Goff Galleries, Winter Park, FL 1985 Group Show, Ithaca House Gallery, Ithaca, NY 1972 Juried Show, Donnell Library, New York, NY 1964 Juried Show, Dollar Savings Bank, New York, NY 1964 Group Show, Design Center-Mason Art, New York, NY 1964 Emily Lowe Competition, New York, NY 1964 BIBLIOGRAPHY Selected as New York State artist of the year by TOSCA, Fall, 2011 Exhibition Catalog, Homegrown: The Harriott Collection, Johnson Museum of Art, June 2011 Deeana Franklin, "Visionary Art," Clinical Psychiatry News, March 2007 Arthur Whitman, "Highlights In Winter," The Ithaca Times, 1/31/07 The Artful Home 2005, The Guild Nancy Geyer, "Color Play," The Ithaca Times, 2/9/05 Katherine Klein, "Color Chemistry," The Ithaca Times, 2/1/05 Sarah Cotrupe, "Cyber Art," The Ithaca Times, 7/28/04 "Trendsetters: Emerging Artists," Art Business News, February, 2002 Stan Bowman , "Color Contrast," The Ithaca Times, 12/12/01 David Minton, "Poet's Art About 'Play, Ambiguity," Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY: 1/11/98 Ex. Catalog, Tenth Annual Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA: 1991 "Three Worlds at Artforms Gallery," Pelican Press, Siesta Key, FL: 12/27/00 P. Foster, "Artist Evokes Colorful Mindscapes," Florida Flambeau, Tallahassee, FL: 7/5/90 Rebecca Stephens, "Taetzsch's Paintings Erupt with Riot of Color and Motion," Florida Flambeau, Tallahassee, FL : 12/27/90 "The Prez's Place," Tallahassee Democrat : 6/15/90 "One-Woman Show," Tallahassee Democrat : 11/9/90 Ex. Catalog, Korean and American Women Artists, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA "Lynne Taetzsch chez Paula Insel," France-Amerique : 3/1/64 "Paula Insel," Park East, New York, NY : 2/20/64 ART PUBLICATIONS Color reproductions of six paintings in The Art of Raw Living Food, Hay House, 2009 Color reproduction of acrylic painting on cover of The National Poetry Review, Winter, 2008 Color reproduction of acrylic painting on cover of Hot Flashes: Women Writers on the Change of Life, Faber & Faber, 1995 Color reproduction of acrylic painting on cover of Sundog, Spring, 1990 Reproduction of acrylic painting on cover of Pacific Review, Spring, 1989. Line drawing in Pacific Review, Fall, 1988 Reproduction of acrylic painting and line drawings in multi-genre, multi-media essay "Hang the Critic 'and/both' Resurrect the Author," in Central Park, Fall, 1989