Lindsy Halleckson’s work lives at the intersection of art, science, and environmental activism. Her paintings have been shown in galleries across the country, including Woman Made Gallery (Chicago), Harwood Art Center (Albuquerque), and DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI). She has been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board (2018), Metropolitan Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation (2017) and Puffin Foundation (2013). She has received residencies in The Arctic Circle (2018), at Hinge Arts at The Kirkbride (2016), as a Jerome-funded Emerging Artist Fellow at Tofte Lake Center (2011) and at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (2010). She is a current Art(ists) on the Verge 10 Fellow, and her work is represented by CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis, MN and Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX. She has her BA in Studio Art and Art History from St. Olaf College and MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
My work lives at the intersection of two basic themes: mindfulness and connection with nature. The paintings are meditations on the role natural silence plays in personal well-being. Over the past several years I have been re-forging my connection with nature through spending time in wild places and reflecting back on those experiences through painting. The goal of my work is to create a space that is quiet – but also rich with emotion and memory. Its imagery comes from time I've spent in natural spaces including Northern MN, the American West, and Southern Africa. The paintings confront the viewer with the beauty and immensity of the atmosphere while highlighting its vulnerability to human pollution.
I build up color on wet canvas brushing small amounts of acrylic paint with thinning agents, matte, and other acrylic media. The resulting richness, subtlety, and depth of color push the limitations of acrylic media.