CREATING VISUAL ART IS THE MOST ENGAGING, SATISFYING AND MEANINGFUL WAY FOR ME TO LIVE MY LIFE.
What you see on this site is a small group of my work produced mostly from 2012-2021. For more information, read on.....
Lynn Rybicki studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For over 30 years she has been painting and showing her work in Maryland, throughout the region, and beyond.
Highlights of 2020 (the year of online exhibits!)
CONGRUENCE --National Summer 2020 online show juried by Bridgettte Mayer of Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, sposored by "I Like Your Work" podcast and online studio of Erika B. Hess.
ARTSY SHARK --Summer Showcase online.
Highlights of 2018:
* My work was selected for the "82nd National Midyear Exhibitionn" at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, by talented NY sculptor and painter, Peter Reginato.
* My work was selected for "Into the Light," a benefit show curated by Bridgette Mayer Johnson of Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia. My painting was sold and will benefit "Friends of the Rail Park," a project to redesign railway stations into beautiful public spaces.
Some highlights of 2017:
* My painting, "Psalm" was selected by juror Susan Behrends Frank, Ph.D, Curator, Philips Collection, Washington, D.C. for "Strokes of Genius," a national juried exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD.
* My work was published in a two-page spread in the February issue of CREATE MAGAZINE, selected by Bridgette Mayer Johnson, Owner, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
* My paintings were featured in three shows: "Pictures at an Exhibition," Harford Artists' Association's annual regional juried show in Harford County, MD; "Beginning,", the annual juried show at Gallery Unicorn in Lutherville, MD; and the 10th Anniversary show at Towson Arts Collective in Towson, MD.
Recent events include the following:
* 2016 "Pictures at an Exhibition," annual regional juried show at Harford Artists' Association in Harford County, MD.
* 2015 “7th National Juried Show,” Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY. Juried by Robert Berlind, New York-based painter and writer, Professor Emeritus, School of Art+Design at Purchase College. NY.
* 2015 “Pictures at an Exhibition,” regional juried show, Harford Artists’ Association, Harford County, MD.
• 2014 Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. Members show juried by Bridgette Mayer, Owner, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
• 2014—FEATURED ARTIST, SAATCHI GALLERY ONLINE, UK, ORIGINALS ART
COLLECTION UNDER $1500. Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and
Director, Artist Development, Saatchi Art Director, Saatchi Gallery.
• “It’s Abstract,” a juried show that is part of the 2014 exhibition season at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD.
• 2014 “MD Art @ College Park,” National juried group show, sponsored by MD Federation of
Art. Juried by Ann Shafer, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs,
Baltimore Museum of Art, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland College Park
• From January 2012 to March 2012, twenty-four of Lynn's paintings were featured in "Lynn Rybicki: Cosmic Manifesto," a solo show in Goucher College's Rosenberg Gallery. For the show Goucher produced a full color catalogue containing 15 images.
Lynn's work is included in several private collections and in the Maryland Artist Collection of University of Maryland University College.
Lynn holds a B.S. in Music Education from Towson University, where she performed a multi-media voice recital in 2001, combining her vocal skills with her poetry and paintings. More images and information can be found at www.lynnrybicki.com.
To the farthest reaches of the cosmos, light lives, life breathes, souls soar, and colors roar. From this dance, an ocean of feeling springs. In my work, I seek to express these unspeakable things. And always, to uplift.
ABOUT MY WORK:
I paint to communicate the exuberance and joy of being alive in this space-time continuum. I paint to uplift people, and to persuade them to consider the depth of what lies beneath the surface of life.
Often, I use bright, clear colors in my work. Much as they did for renowned artist, Kandinsky, these colors remind me of the beautiful stained glass windows found in the churches of my childhood, and of the brightly colored Christmas tree lights. For me, joyful colors awaken the spirit and lead it on the path to the aesthetic experience of bliss.
In order to communicate the more cosmic side of life, I choose to paint abstractly. That way, the visual assemblage of forms on the canvas cannot be easily pigeonholed as the objects and narratives of everyday life.
I also paint abstracted landscapes and natural forms. For me, the landscape is the holy sanctuary of the earth. It is wild, and free, and elemental, much like the nature of man.
My paintings often begin with washes of thinned-out acrylic paint applied to the canvas in broad strokes of several colors that fade and bleed into one another and may drip down the canvas. As the washes dry, things in the shapes and tones reveal themselves to me, suggesting possible directions for the piece. From that point on, the process becomes a dialogue between me and the painting, with the painting telling me what it wants me to do next.
For me, painting is a passionate, physical, gestural dance, culminating in a visual idea designed to engage the emotions of the viewer.
The drips that have become more and more a part of my paintings sometimes serve as water and landscape elements and sometimes serve as veils and mists, behind which the unknown is taking place. (See website for images.)
I will leave you with a quote that is attributed to Buddha: “Your work is to discover your work, and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it."