Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Lynn Book

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1996

Lynn Book is an American interdisciplinary artist, lecturer, and educator. Her 25-year interdisciplinary artistic practice cuts across boundaries between performance art, theater, dance, visual art, language, and new music forms, to create original, hybrid, transmedia projects that have received citations, fellowships, and awards from among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, Franklin Furnace, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. In 2010, Book launched a large scale performance project in New York City at Symphony Space in collaboration with an opera company, an early music orchestra, a video artist, and a contemporary music composer, called Divining Opera. It received its full premier in 2012. Lynn is senior lecturer in the department and also serves as Associate Director of Creativity for the Program in Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts. She is also on the faculty of Transart Institute, an M.F.A. program in new media in Berlin and New York. Lynn teaches “Performance Art,” “Special Topics,” and “Border Crossings,” for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University, as well as “Foundations in Creativity and Innovation” and “Arts Entrepreneurship” for the minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise. She also develops programs and events for the Program in Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts.



Lynn Book worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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