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College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2471

Lynne Haagensen

Lynne Haagensen

Office: AAN 307
Phone: (208) 885-8952
Email: lynneh@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Art and Design program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID 83844-2471

College of Art & Architecture
Art and Design program
Professor Emeritus

Home Town: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
With UI Since 1976

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Printmaking
    • Interface between new and traditional media
    • Collage
  • Biography
    Lynne was born in Washington, D.C. Her father was a nuclear engineer, and her mother a bacteriologist. Growing up in an environment where science was foremost, she discovered her love of art slowly. At the start of a college year abroad in Paris, she declared an art major. For graduate study, she found her way to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the few schools in the country that offered a Minor in Studio Art for students pursuing a Masters in Art History. It was there that she decided her future lay in studio art. After receiving her degree, she moved to Ohio State University for their M.F.A. studio program. Three years later, she began teaching at the University of Idaho. Travel has been an important part of her professional development. In 1983-1984, she taught for the year in England on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange. She has had three sabbaticals over the course of her career. In 2007 she took part in a second international teacher exchange, this time teaching for a semester at Universidad de Castilla–La Mancha in Cuenca, Spain. Most recently, in the 2008, she was a guest artist for one month at the Algarden Printmaking Center in Boras, Sweden and then traveled in Spain staying for two week residencies at the Center for Art and Nature in Farrera in the Spanish Pyrenees and Grafiko a printmaking center near Cadiz.

    She has used photocopy as a fine art medium for expression since 1993. This interest led her to be Artist-in-Residence at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) in California for four months in 2001. In 2005, she was invited to be a guest artist for three weeks at, Museo International de ElectrografĂ­a (MIDE) in Cuenca, Spain, a museum/research institute focusing on new media.
    Drawing is a key component of her artwork. She has used the process of drawing to make herself see her surroundings, at home and abroad. Her artwork almost always begins with direct observation.

    View Lynne's Portfolio: http://sites.google.com/site/lynnehaagensen/
  • Research Projects
    • Ritmes de Catalyuna, one person show, Centre d'Art La Rectoria, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Spain. November 2011. Exhibition resulted from three month artist residency The images were developed through experimental photocopy from drawings made in the region. I was selected for the residency by the art center's board. An Idaho Commission on the Arts Quick Funds Grant helped support the project.
    • Horse Country, two part installation for the Appaloosa Horse Museum in Moscow, Idaho, June-December 2011. The title piece, a 6' diameter circle, was hung at museum's entrance. More Than One Year, consisting of twenty-two 11"wide, 3 'to 7 ' foot high strips, filled a 30' long curved side wall. The artworks included drawings made in the museum as well as imagery from my home and regional landscape.
    • Where I Live, a gallery of Idaho imagery, and Spanish Lines, a window installation, were my sections of an exhibition titled Women and Horses at the Lewiston Center for Arts and History , Lewiston, ID. October-December, 2010. Dean Panttaja, Chair of the University of Idaho Theater Department, collaborated with me in designing the lighting for the window installation. LCAH curator EllenVieth selected me for the show.
    • Lynne Haagensen, one person show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, July, 2010. The show included Fireworks and Silk, a 5 1/2' x 12' photocopy collage and six smaller framed digital prints based on imagery from Valencia and Seville, Spain.
    • Worlds Away, a storefront installation developed in collaboration with neon artist George Wray, Yeon Building, 522 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR , July, 2010. The installation wrapped around two sides of this building located in downtown Portland. Nine large paper circles of black and white imagery inspired by Spanish, Swedish and Northwest landscape were lit by colored neon light. Wray's neon designs surrounded three doorways. The installation was developed at the invitation of Glen Larsen, curator for Project Expose Yourself. An Idaho Commission on the Arts Quick Funds grant helped fund the project.
    • Idaho Landscape : A Different Point of View, Herrett Museum, College of Southern Idaho, May- August, 2009 Two color photocopy works, Calligraphy Near My House and Northern Lights, and a black and white triptych, Winter Rococo were exhibited in this show of about twenty landscape artists.
    • "Close By" one person installation, Algarden Konstnarernas Verkstader, Boras, Sweden, August 2008. The installation resulted from a one month invitational residency. A 26 foot band of black and white imagery circled the interior of a small, metal domed, round brick 19th century “pumphouse.” The sunny side windows of the drum of the dome were covered with pieces of translucent plastic so that as the sun moved throughout the day, various images were touched by colored light. The imagery was developed through experimental photocopy from drawings made on the campus of the art center.
    • "Seen or Imagined" one person installation, Washington State University Terrell Library Atrium, Pullman, Washington, November-December 2007. Curated by Campus Involvement Director Gail Siegel. The atrium is a sunken circular room, fifty feet across covered by a monumental glass skylight. The installation consisted of 48 black and white prints hung on cords crossing each other at right angles in the center of the room. Theater gels were hung on two other cords slightly higher than the work. The sun moving across the sky cast colored shadows from the gels down on to the artwork.
    • "The Art of Color" The Color of Art, Cascade AIDS Project Charity exhibition and auction, Oregon Ballroom, Oregon Convention Center, May 2006. My piece, Life is at Risk, was one of twenty two curated for a special live auction. The work was reproduced in a color catalogue along with my artist statement.
    • "Cuenca Paseos" 24-page digitally printed book created at the Museo Internacional de Electrographia, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha en Cuenca, Spain, June 2005. Book became part of the museum's permanent collection.
    • "Sight Seeing" one person show, La Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame De Grace, Montreal, March-April 2005. Show included 23 drawings/photocopy collages. A 10'x5' piece made with translucent paper was designed specifically for hte gallery window.
    • "Traveling Light" one person show, Xerox Palo AAlto Research Center, Dec. 2000-March 2001. Retrospective of my work in the photocopy medium from 1993 to 2000.
    • "Idaho Piecework" one person show at Flatbed Galleries, Austin, Texas, July-Aug. 1999. Curated by the ddirector of Flatbed Press, Kathy  Brinberry.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Artist in Residence, Algarden Printmaking Center, Boras, Sweden, 2008.
    • International Faculty Exchange, Universidad de Castilla-La Manche, Cuenca, Spain, 2007.
    • Artist-in-residence, Museo Internacional de Electrographia,.Universidad de Castilla la Mancha en Cuenca, Spain, May-June 2005.
    • Idaho Commission on the Arts Quick Funds Award in support of "Sight Seeing" exhibition in Montreal, 2004.
    • Artist-In Residence, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), 2000-2001.
    • Idaho Commission on the Arts Individual Fellowship, 1999.
    • Fulbright Exchange Lecturer, United Kingdom, 1983-1984.

    *See CV for full list of awards and projects.

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