Angela Lyn (*1955, Windsor, England) is a citizen of the world, born to an English mother and a Chinese father. In 1968, her family emigrated to the United States, and four years later, she traveled to Taiwan in search of her Chinese roots. There, she attended Fu-Jen University, learning Chinese and painting. After returning to England, she studied fine art at Southampton College of Art and Byam Shaw (now Central St Martins College of Arts and Design in London), enriching her artistic vocabulary.

In 1978, she moved to Switzerland, where she began attending the Master Class in painting under the guidance of Franz Fedier at Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel. However, after living on three different continents, it was in 1994 that she finally found a place she could call home, in Lugano, in the canton of Ticino. Almost paradoxically, Angela Lyn rediscovered in this town in Italian-speaking Switzerland the light and landscapes of her Asia, awakening images and memories linked to China and transmitted by her father.
Her large atelier, framed by Himalayan cedar trees overlooking the Lake of Lugano, becomes the crucible for her artistic exploration. Landscape, with its attention to detail, serves as the foundational basis for her inquiry. Lyn’s subjects, whether the intricate details of cedar trees or the exchange between mountain and sky, demand time, reflection, and persistence. The essence of Angela Lyn’s artistic identity lies in her cultural diversity, seamlessly weaving together her Eastern and Western heritage. As a painter, she aspires to construct a distinctive and captivating language, examining the universal and prompting viewers to contemplate the complexities of the world.
  • Upcoming
    Fair participation
  • Past
    January 21 and 22, 2024
    Works & Process, Guggenheim, NYC, New York

    April 5 and 6, 2024
    Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami

    Jun 12-18, VOLTA Basel
    Feb 8-18, Passage in the wake of the world