Lynn Sures

Lynn Sures is a Washington, DC-based artist and a recent Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. Her exhibitions in the past year include “Topographies of Life: Rogers, Sures, Watkin” at the American University Museum, DC; and “Pulparazzi: Painting with Paper” in Jamestown, RI. Sures is President of North American Hand Papermakers; and founding Director of the Collegiate Handmade Paper Triennial and the Fabriano Paper/Print/Book summer study program. She was guest editor of the 2016 Winter issue of Hand Papermaking magazine, on the papermaking of Italy. In 2019 Sures was in residence at the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana in Fabriano, Italy with Tom Leech, collaborating on their book project La Mano dell’Uomo which they completed in Santa Fe, NM in 2021, to be published this year by the Press at the Palace of the Governors. Other recent artist residencies were at the Museu Molì Paperer de Capellades, Spain; and the Pittman/Corcoran Residency at San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In Sri Lanka, she was a U.S. State Department American Artist Abroad. Her artist books have appeared in several published collections, including the Penland Book of Handmade Books. Her handmade paper artwork is held in collections including the United States Department of State, the US Library of Congress, Yale University, New York Public Library’s Schomburg Collection, the Fabriano Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, and the R.C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. Lynn has been a visiting artist at universities and museums including SMFA/Tufts University in Boston; Washington U., St. Louis, MO; Kyoto Institute of Technology, JAPAN; Universitat de Barcelona, SPAIN; IMOGA Museum, Istanbul, TURKEY; and UNAM University, Mexico City, MEXICO.

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