Lynn Wigginton

244 Charlotte Street, West

Saint John, New Brunswick

Canada, E2M 1Y3

(506) 672-0336

lynnwigg@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/windowsofsaintjohn

www.lynnwigginton.ca

 

Born:

  • Saint John, New Brunswick, 1952

 

Education:

  • BFA – Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., 1974 – Major in printmaking and Minor in drawing. Studied with David Silverberg, Lawren P. Harris, E. B. Pulford, Colin Campbell, George Thiessen

 

Teaching:

  • 1974 – 1975 Art teacher with the Avalon Consolidated School Board, St. John's, Newfoundland
  • 1975 – 1977 Elementary teacher with Frontier College in the community of Grey River, Newfoundland.

 

Publications: (selected)

  • On Earth as it is in Heaven – Gothic Revival Churches of Victorian New Brunswick” – Published by Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, N.B. - 1995. Text by Dr. Gregg Finley / Artwork by Lynn Wigginton ( included 65 ink drawings and 58 acrylic paintings ) Published with financial assistance from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, the Canada Council, The Canada/New Brunswick COOPERATION Agreement on Cultural Development, and the New Brunswick Dept. Of Municipalities, Culture and Housing.
  • The Four Brothers”, The New Brunswick Reader, supplement to the Telegraph-Journal - October 2006 – article written about the four Kashetsky Brothers to coincide with an exhibit of their work at the Peter Buckland Gallery.
  • Doors of Saint John”, a poster featuring 28 paintings of doorways from uptown Saint John. N.B. - 2004.
  • Windows of Saint John”, a poster featuring 28 paintings of historic Saint John windows - 2012.

 

Solo Exhibitions : (since 2000)

  • Handworks Gallery 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010

  • Peter Buckland Gallery 2001,2011, 2012

  • New Brunswick Museum 2009 -“Saint John: The Industrial City in Transition”, featuring 12 panoramic views of Saint John as part of the Community University Research Alliance (CURA) initiative.

  • New Brunswick Museum 2012 – “Windows of Saint John”

  • Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, N.B. - 2001

  • Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery, Florenceville, N.B. - 2003

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions : (since 2000)

 

  • 2005, 2010 - Invitational Exhibits at the City of Saint John Gallery,Saint John Arts Centre

  • 2001, 2011, 2012- Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, N.B.

  • The 2005 Atlantic Canada Fine Art Market, Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, Saint John, N.B.

  • 2006 – “Corner Stores”, Handworks Gallery, Saint John, N.B.

  • 2008 – “North of Union”, Handworks Gallery, Saint John, N.B.

  • 2009 – “Portraits – New Brunswick Painters”, New Brunswick Museum, curated by Peter LaRocque and Peter Buckland. Book published by Goose Lane Editions.

  • 2012 - “Aspects of Realism”, invitational exhibit, Saint John Arts Centre

  • 2013 – “City in Motion”, Handworks Gallery, Saint John, N.B.

  • 2013 – “Designs by Hand”, an exhibit organized by the INTBAU featuring digital drawings of 25 international architects, artists and designers. Traveled to London, England and Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • 2013 Invitational Exhibit, 150th Anniversary of the Saint John Free Public Library

  • 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 – Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, N.B.

  • Present - “Forming a Vision: The Art and Geology of the Stonehammer Geopark”, NB Museum.

 

Awards and Grants: (since 2000)

  • 2008 - Grant from the New Brunswick Regional Arts Funding Program, Greater Saint John Region to be the project artist for the exhibit “Saint John: An Industrial City in Transition”.

  • 2011 – Jury selected purchase of painting as Saint John 225 Legacy Piece.

  • June 2014Creation Grant from ARTSNB to produce relief prints for “The Wind Ship's Wake”.

  • September 2014 – Nominated for Visual Arts Award, “The Originals”, Saint John Community Arts Board.

 

Public and Private Collections: (since 2000)

  • New Brunswick Art Bank ( 2005 )

  • University of New Brunswick, Saint John, N.B.

  • New Brunswick Museum

  • City of Saint John

  • J.D. Irving Limited

  • Commercial Properties Limited

  • John and Elizabeth Irving

  • Canadian Automobile Association, Maritime Division

  • Wellington West, Saint John, N.B.

  • Xerox, Saint John, N.B.

  • Irving Oil Limited

  • Barry Spalding

  • Hilton International

  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Currie

  • Brown, Chaisson and Associates

  • Represented in private collections in England, the U.S.A., India, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and China.

 

Volunteer Activities: (since 2000)

  • 2001- 2010 - The Tea Towel Team was a Saint John ‘arts collective’ that raised money for a fund within the Greater Saint John Community Foundation to benefit local professional artists. Events included:

    (a) 2001– an exhibit of decorated tea towels at the Imperial Theatre to accompany a production of “The Vagina Dialogues”.

    (b) 2003 – a studio tour featuring Uptown Saint John professional artists called ‘Art in the City’.

    (c) 2005 – a joint project with the New Brunswick Museum featuring the artwork of 24 artists inspired by artifacts from the museum’s collections.

    (d) 2007 – ‘Who-Dun-It ?’, a project with the New Brunswick Museum.

  • November 6, 2010 – a gala fund-raising event “Ovation” involving 35 professional artists at the Saint John Port Authority Terminal.

  • December 13, 2010 – Illustrated presentation to the Saint John University Women’s Club on the exhibit “Saint John: An Industrial City in Transition”.

  • March 2012 – Juror for the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation Fred Ross Scholarship.

  • Member at large of Third Space

     

     

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • In 2012 to present granted membership in INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners (ICTP). INTBAU is part of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales, to promote traditional architecture, urbanism and building crafts. Members are architects, artists, urban designers, craftspeople, and academics from around the world.

 

EXHIBITING GALLERIES:

  • 1987 to Present- Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
  • 2013 to Present- Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton, N.B.
  • 2015 to Present- Buckland Merrifield Gallery, Saint John, N.B.

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