Lynne Riding’s work ‘always stems from the place and surroundings’ in which she finds herself. “from color observed, emotion felt, a line seen in space, or the found object, all of which find their way into my painting and act as metaphors.’ Lynne Riding is a visual artist who lives and works in Charleston, S.C., where she maintains her studio. Riding received an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, a BA from Manchester College of Art, UK and a 2 year Art Foundation from Hereford School of Art & Design, UK.
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Lynne Riding

Lynne Riding is a visual artist who lives and works in Charleston, SC, where she maintains her studio. Riding received an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, CA, a BA from Manchester College of Art, UK and a 2 year Art Foundation from Hereford School of Art & Design, UK. On graduating Lynne lived in London where she juggled a position as an art professor with freelance commissions. A decision to move to the USA brought her to Charleston, SC, where she has been living and working for some time.

Riding’s work moves through landscape, to abstraction and to the figurative.

Riding has exhibited throughout the country in states such as SC, CA, FL, NM, AZ, and OK. Highlights include invitational exhibits such as: “Abstract Art in SC, 1949-2012”, State Museum, Columbia, SC. “30th Parallel- a Convergence of Contemporary Painting”, 2005, JMOMA, Jacksonville, FL, and “CYMK”, 2005, Trans America Pyramid, San Francisco, CA, and “80 x 80”. The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

A childhood spent in Mid Wales instilled, a love of landscape and certain awe for the power and fluctuations of the elements. As an inveterate traveler of both land and sea, she draws on these experiences in her work. Many of the physical and mental experiences from her past sailing and competitive windsurfing experiences, together with memories of hiking in the hills of home, find their way into her work.

Riding has also been an art educator for several years, including positions as a professor of studio art at the College of Charleston for ten years, Academic Chair of Department at the Art Institute of Charleston and prior to moving to the USA, as a faculty member on Art Foundations at Falmouth School of Art, UK. She is currently a member of the arts faculty at Ashley Hall Foundation.

Quote: “Riding’s thoughtful placement of a line on a canvas transforms physical landscapes into ethereal representations of experience. It’s as if she steps into the collective psyche of what it is to live and feel and wonder and then deftly picks up her brush and lays her mark on that meaning.” – Sarah Billipp, Artist Profile, “Charleston Magazine”

“The last time I visited “Redux Contemporary” for Lynne Ridings’ exhibit, “The Pulse Beneath the Surface,” I left in a daze with far more questions than answers. Far from the typical gallery walk-through where you can stand alone and admire art of various beauty, Ridings’ exhibit was beautiful but also intense and personal, an experience that stung me at my core.”— Scott D. Elingburg, Special to The Post and Courier

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibits

2018 Hyman Fine Arts Center, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

2015-16 “The Pulse Beneath the Surface”, Redux Contemporary, Charleston, SC

2015 “In the Air”, Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2014 “Aberson Exhibits” Tulsa, OK

2011 “Scratching the Surface”, Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2009 “Connections – An Inner Landscape”, Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2009 “Drawing a Line” The Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC

2007 “Concerning Transparency”, Zane Bennett Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2007 “Paying Attention to What Happens Between the Obvious” – An Inquiry

Concerning Transparency”, Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2005 “Spring Island,” Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

2003 “Pritchard’s Island Series”, E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Charleston, SC

2002 “Pritchard’s-A Barrier Island”- Beaufort Arts Council, Beaufort, SC

Exhibition – Invitational

2022 Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2022 Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2020-current Knighton Fine Art Gallery, Powys, UK

2019 Not Sheep Gallery, Columbus, OH

2017 Riverworks Gallery, Greenville Tech, Greenville, SC

2017 Muse Gallery, Hilton Head, SC

2017 The Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn, Hilton Head, SC

2017 “Art Fields” Lake City, SC

2017 “We The People”, Fabulon Gallery, Charleston, SC

2016 “80 x 80” the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2015 “Art Fields” Lake City, SC, Catalog

2013 “Art Fields” Lake City, SC

2012 “Best of Abstract Art SC -1949-2012”, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC Catalog

2011 “Reconsidering Regionalism”, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art at Auburn University, Auburn, GA. Catalog

2011 “Interpretations: Work by Gallery Artists”, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2010 “All Abstract”: 6 Gallery Artists”, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2010 “Contemporary Charleston 2010 – Influence”, City Gallery, Charleston, SC Catalog

2010 “Triple Base Gallery”, San Francisco, CA

2009 “Paper in Particular 2009”, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

2008 Vanishing Landscapes, City Gallery, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

2008 South Carolina State Museum, 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Columbia, SC

2006 “Recent Works”, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC

2005 “The 30th Parallel – A Convergence of Contemporary Painting” JMOMA, FL

2005 “CYMK”, Trans America Pyramid, San Francisco, CA

2004 “Trizec – 13th Annual”, Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC

2004 “Places and Spaces: Landscape and Genre Scenes in the South”

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

2004 “Head Show”, Halsey gallery @ The Simons Center For the Arts, Charleston, SC

2004 “Terra Incognita”, Diego Riveira gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Work in Progress”, Diego Riveira gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Drawing…” Soho, New York, NY

2003 “Contemporary Charleston 2003”, Waterfront City Gallery, Charleston,

2003 “From New York to Charleston”, 77 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC

2002 “The Head Show”, Salon 45, Charleston, SC

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“Riding’s thoughtful placement of a line on a canvas transforms physical landscapes into ethereal representations of experience. It’s as if she steps into the collective psyche of what it is to live and feel and wonder and then deftly picks up her brush and lays her mark on that meaning.”” –Sarah Billipp, Artist Profile, “Charleston Magazine”
“The last time I visited “Redux Contemporary” for Lynne Ridings’ exhibit, “The Pulse Beneath the Surface,” I left in a daze with far more questions than answers. Far from the typical gallery walk-through where you can stand alone and admire art of various beauty, Ridings’ exhibit was beautiful but also intense and personal, an experience that stung me at my core.”  Scott D. Elingburg, Special to The Post and Courier