• *Summer Mentorship Workshops in Grand Marais, MN*

    *Summer Mentorship Workshops in Grand Marais, MN*
  • Lynn Speaker: Painting with Fire
    Interview by Karen Wilcox

    Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

  • New Works by So-and-So
    Instinct Gallery Featured Artists

    Instinct Art Gallery
    940 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN

    July 18, 2015 - September 12, 2015

    City Pages A-List review by Camille LeFevre

    Works by Instinct Gallery Featured Artists: Lynn Speaker, Elizabeth Garvey, Jantje Visscher, Judy Onofrio, Nancy Robinson, David Aschenbrenner, Ben Moren


    Grand Marais Art Colony
    Solo Exhibition at the Grand Marais Art Colony

    Opening Reception | January 9, 4 - 6pm exhibit
    Open | January 9 - February 1

    This exhibit features new work by Lynn Speaker, which are records of investigations that embrace uncertainty & transition. Speaker’s work is informed by the North Shore landscape & what she finds around her— stones, bones, plants, trees, animals. In searching & discovery these found objects are ultimately remnants of place, time, memory, & experience.

    Lynn Speaker is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


    Instinct Art Gallery
    940 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN

    November 22, 2014 - January 10, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22, 6-8pm

    Featuring: John Balsley, Sean Connaughty, Elizabeth Garvey, John Ilg, Judy Onofrio, John Schuerman, Lynn Speaker, and Michon Weeks

    To see the garden in ways we’ve not seen it before. That is the goal of Make Garden. Artists have a way of twisting things, relating things that are not normally related, exaggerating things that don’t need exaggeration. The artists in this exhibition have gone back and forth between their gardens and studios to create strange organic expressions that can inform life. This is the Avant-garden. The garden unpredicted.

  • 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

    During the 2014 grant period I will create a new body of process-based drawings. The drawings will be based on my experiences in nature combined with experimental materials and techniques. The in-progress work will be exhibited at my studio during Art-A-Whirl in May 2014 and later in the year in Grand Marais, MN.

    Map to my studio

    Art A Whirl @ the Grain Belt
    May 16th, Friday 5-10 pm Opening Reception
    May 17th, Saturday Noon-8 pm
    May 18th, Sunday Noon-5 pm

    Instinct Art Gallery
    940 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN

    January 22 - March 15, 2014

    Opening Reception January 25th 6-8 pm

    This exhibition recalibrates the natural/human-made lens through which we, the many, (and too many) people see the world we live in. This is the Big Sky/Little Man show, where sweeping skies above the plains of earth and big environments are tugged on by the many, puny people. Large paintings and photos will cover the walls of the gallery, while miniature housing developments and human figures will set on the floor. Small (less than 6x8 inches) figurative paintings will be interspersed.

    Exhibition review written by Camille LeFevre for mnartists.org

    Instinct Art Gallery
    940 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN

    This multimedia exhibition is designed to bring nature back into the conversations of contemporary art. Featuring the art of Moira Bateman/ Jantje Visscher/ David Aschenbrener/ Lynn Speaker/ John Schuerman.

    Opening Saturday September 7th 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Remnants and Curiosities of the Natural World runs through November 1st 2013. Gallery hours will be Noon to 6:00pm Thursday - Saturday.

    Thursday June 6th from 5 pm-9 pm
    The artists at the Grain Belt Bottling House will open our studios, stop by and see what's new!
    We are located at 79 13th Avenue NE Minneapolis.

    Studio 101
    79 13th Avenue NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Stop by my studio to view new work!

    Opening reception May 17, 5-10 pm
    The Grain Belt will be chock full of artists! We will have a cash bar provided by Common Roots Cafe, music by the High 48s, food and much more.
    Grain Belt artists are donating work for a weekend-long fundraising event in support of East Side Neighborhood Services, a wonderful nonprofit based in Northeast Minneapolis. All pieces will be $30!

    Grain Belt Art Studios

    May 2, 2013
    Burnet Gallery
    Le Meridien Chambers Hotel
    Minneapolis, MN

    The third annual Art 4 Shelter benefit for Simpson Housing Services is happening on May 2nd. Their mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

    Art 4 Shelter is an exhibit and sale of over 1000 original artworks on paper by emerging and established artists. Each 5"x7" piece will sell for $30, and a selection of 8x10" works will be available for just $150. A list of participating artists is continually updated on the Art 4 Shelter website.


    Saint Catherine's University
    Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
    2004 Randolph Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55105

    Opening November 10, 2012

    Lynn Speaker/John Schuerman, Karen Searle/David Aschenbrener, Kim Matthews/Ron Taylor, Tina Blondell/Nicholas Harper

    This exhibition features four male/female pairs of artists working in four distinct artistic genres. The purpose of the exhibit is to stimulate the audience and open them to more meaningful questions about male or female views. Typically we look at art as individual output/endeavor. In this exhibit, each pair has similarity of subject matter, theme, and art form; the pairing of both a male and female viewpoint gives rise to the unanswerable question: What are the meaningful differences and similarities of the male/female psyche?


    Lynn Speaker is commissioned, under the Minnesota Percent for Art Act, to create an interior public art work for The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center located on the Hennepin Technical College-­Brooklyn Park campus. This facility houses Metropolitan State's School of Law Enforcement as well as Hennepin Technical College's law enforcement skills training program.

    This public art work titled, Strength of Light, will consist of 50 gunpowder drawings and will be installed on the Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park campus in September 2012.


    Sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
    Solar Arts Building
    3rd Floor Gallery
    711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Exhibit Dates: September 21 – 30, 2012 (open to the public during weekends)
    Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Free
    Saturdays & Sundays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday, September 28, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.


    Minneapolis Institute of Arts

    Thursday, August 16, 2012
    5 p.m. Patron & Artist Reception
    6 p.m. Open to the public

    Save the date for the most fun event of the summer short of the State Fair! Art Perchance returns to the MIA’s great outdoors. Play carnival games of skill and luck, and earn chances to win an original work of art by a local artist.

    Proceeds benefit the many projects of the Friends of the Institute , a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the MIA.

    I will be a participating artist in this event, stop by and take a chance to win my work and support Friends of the Institute.