Lynn Di Nino

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Lynn Di Nino
Fremont Solstice Parade 2009 - 055.jpg
Ice Queen costume from 2009 Fremont Solstice Parade
Born (1945-01-05) January 5, 1945 (age 74)
NationalityAmerican
ElectedFormer President of Northwest Designer Craftsmen
Websitewww.lynndinino.com

Lynn Di Nino (born January 5, 1945) is an American artist residing in Tacoma, Washington. In 2017, Di Nino was awarded the Washington State Governor's "Artist of the Year" Award. [1]

Biography[edit]

A self-taught artist, Lynn Di Nino works in a variety of media, often in collaboration with other artists.[2] She is known for her whimsical animal sculpture with a welded steel skeleton created from fabric or concrete, often incorporating found objects.[3] She also works with recycled materials on projects involving social and political observations.[4]

Work[edit]

Examples of her work include:

  • Chalkboard chicken in 1993, which became a business selling molded concrete art objects. Sold business in 2001.[5]
  • Created the armatures used by seven other artists to create the Fremont Solstice Parade and Earth Day Ice Queen Costumes in 2009.[6]
  • Burnham & Root Uprooted assemblage sculptural work memorializing the demolished Luzon Building.[7]
  • Coats of Many Sweaters apparel made from recycled sweaters.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.arts.wa.gov/about-us-news/news/recipients-of-the-2017-governors-arts-and-heritage-awards-announced
  2. ^ Murakami, Kery (April 15, 2004). "Tacoma tries feng shui". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. retrieved December 17, 2011.
  3. ^ 2009 Margaret K. Williams Arts Awards (November 5, 2009). "Five Artists Honored for Contribution to Arts in Pierce County". Pierce County Arts & Cultural Services Division Archived June 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. retrieved December 17, 2011.
  4. ^ Perry, Nick (March 18, 2007). "War protest in Tacoma has artsy flair". The Seattle Times. retrieved December 17, 2011.
  5. ^ Resume. retrieved December 17, 2011.
  6. ^ Diane Kurzyna (April 16, 2009). "Earth Day Art Shows: Haute Trash". Ruby Re-Usable Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine retrieved December 17, 2011.
  7. ^ Artist Insider (April 27, 2011), "Lynn DiNino". Greater Tacoma Community Foundation retrieved December 17, 2011.
  8. ^ Johnson, Jennifer (June 23, 2010). "War protest in Tacoma has artsy flair". Weekly Volcano retrieved December 17, 2011.
  9. ^ Nagle, Matt (June 30, 2010). "Lynn Di Nino unveils new line of summer coats made from repurposed sweaters". Tacoma Weekly retrieved December 17, 2011.

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