Artists

United States of America

Lynn Sondag
The Plaza

11.12.17 22.12.17

Lynn Sondag’s work encompasses a passion and commitment to strengthening the relationship between the arts and community engagement, in addition to a strong and diverse background in arts education and community-engaged art.

In Buenos Aires, she developed an Exploration Residency during the last two weeks of 2017. She focused in touring through some green areas and public spaces of the city such as Los Andes Park, Barrancas de Belgrano, Mafalda Square and the Rose Garden, all places where she made sketches. After that, she stayed in the studio working in watercolours in different formats (some as artist book) where she translated all the impressions she had from the visited places. Lynn’s watercolours generate deep, multilayered and some even estranging atmospheres.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art captures discoveries revealed when I immerse myself in a vibrant natural, historical, and/or cultural landscape. I seek out and explore places and situations that have the potential to connect people with one another and their environments both across time and within a present moment. Walking paths, streets, trails, and plazas become a point of departure for wandering and discovering unique historical, cultural, social and ecological narratives.

The more we get to know a place and its unique stories, the more we strengthen our relationship to it. This inspires me to imagine ways in which art can elevate the significance of a location and community by highlighting histories, people, cultures, and physical qualities that might otherwise go unnoticed. Through this inquiry, I design and create art projects that emphasize and leverage craft, aesthetic beauty, and creative process to form long lasting and positive relationships between people and the communities and environments they live in.

Being an artist and arts educator is a life commitment fuelled by the positive effects art can have in our lives and communities. I seek out and create opportunities where arts and culture can advocate for creative expression and dialogue in order to achieve more equitable and just conditions for all people.

BIO
Lynn Sondag
1968 | St. Louis. Missouri, USA.
Lives and works in San Francisco, USA.

EDUCATION
1997 | BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Georgia, USA.
1990 | MFA from California College of the Arts. USA.

EXHIBITIONS
2018 | Park Stand, Fleet Wood Gallery. San Francisco, USA.
2016 | Summer’s Lease, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University. California, USA.
2015 | Presidio Trails: Overlapping and Unfolding Narratives, Wallace Stegner Center for Environmental Art. San Francisco, USA.
2012 | Sea Cliff, Presidio and Ocean Beach, Mystic Hotel. San Francisco, USA.
2010 | Looking Near and Far, Triangle Gallery. San Francisco, USA.

RESIDENCIES
2009 | Danish Council for the Arts. Horsholm, Denmark.
2008 | The Bau Institute Fellowship Program. Otranto, Italy.
1999 | Vishwa-Bharati, Kala Bhavan. Santiniketan, India.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #2
Residencies 2024

Deadline
April 30th, 2024

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