Lynne Allen

Lynne Allen

Professor of Art, Printmaking


BS, Kutztown University; MFA, University of New Mexico


Lynne Allen holds a Master of Art for Teachers from the University of Washington and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, the New York Public Library, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the Springfield (MO) Art Museum, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Vesteros Kunst Museum, Sweden, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as numerous corporate collections. Lynne previously served as Director of the School of Visual Arts, and as Dean ad interim of the Boston University College of Fine Arts. Prior to coming to Boston University she was Professor of Art at Rutgers University, Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and Master Printer and Educational Director at Tamarind Institute.

Lynne’s work has been selected for over 100 exhibitions in the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art “Digital Now” Print National, the Whitney Museum of American Art New Editions, the Boston Printmakers, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Portland Art Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts, among others. Her international exhibitions include the 21st Ljubljana Print Biennial, the International Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia, where she won a diploma award. Work is featured in Print Now, published by the Victoria & Albert Museum. Honors include two Fulbright Scholarships (USSR 1990, Jordan 2004—2005), two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grants, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, and a Pew Fellowship finalist.

Professor Allen’s other honors include a distinguished international award for a residency at Grafikens Hus, Stockholm. She has written articles for the serial book The Tamarind Papers, as well as the printmaking periodicals, GRAPHEON (Czech Republic) and Contemporary Impressions (Atlanta), and lectures widely in North America as well as abroad. Lynne has held artist residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Plains Art Museum, as well as in Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Jordan, and South Africa.

Visual Arts