exhibitions, collections, awards



2022    Suspended Inter Spaces exhibition, Installation Printed Through Time and Space,
VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MD

Living a Dark Night, curated by Dr. Paula Sengupta, presented by the Kala Chaupal
Trust, INDIA Catalog, Exhibition, Traveling:
since 2021

2021    Approach at Toyota City Folk Craft Museum, Kirakutei and Toyota Civic Gallery, JAPAN
Origins & Destinations Traveling: University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA and Shanghai
Biennale, CHINA 

2020    The Art On Paper fair, NYC, in conjunction with Central Booking

Materiality: Hand Papermaking in the Age of Isolation virtual exhibition, North American Hand Papermakers
Currents virtual exhibition, North American Hand Papermakers
Fast Film Festival, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

2019    Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
            American University Museum at Katzen Center, Washington, DC
            Pulparazzi: Painting with Paper Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI

2018      Fossil Tales - Central Booking Gallery, NYC

Matrices of Making - University of Iowa Gallery, IA

2016      Paper Monument - Central Booking Gallery, NY

Full Circle: Beck Whitehead and the Pulparazzi - Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2015      Lynn Sures: CATALUNYA - Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY

New Print Horizons - Central Booking Gallery, presented by Vellum Magazine

Alchemical Vessels - Joan Hisaoka Gallery, Washington, DC

2014      Common Descent - Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY curated by Maddy Rosenberg

Combat Paper: Word Made Flesh - Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

The Nexus of Art and Craft in Paper - Complesso San Benedetto, Fabriano, ITALY

Contemporary Watermarking in Fine Art - Complesso San Benedetto, Fabriano, ITALY

2013      Lynn Sures: This Really is My Thing - Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

Arte en Papel Amate - Gallery Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, MEXICO

 Siamo Quel Che Mangiamo: Sustenance and Art - Pirelli Tower, Milan, ITALY

The Art of Jazz - LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

 Fabriano 1264, 750 Years of Western Paper:carrying knowledge, spreading culture, connecting people Embassy of Italy, Washington, DC

2012      Lynn Sures: Strange Rocks - Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Lynn Sures: De La Tierra  - Academia de San Carlos Gallery, UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO

The Art of Handmade Paper - Sonoma Valley Art Museum, Sonoma, CA

Dichotomies: Nine Artists Explore Pulp and Paper - Convivium 33 Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Regarding the Diversity of Mexican Plants - La Fabrica Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO      Colossal Paper - Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Watermarks - Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Premio Acquerello - Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY

2011      Korean International Craft Biennial, Cheongju, KOREA

Fine & Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art - Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis

Pulp it up, Break it down; Artists get real - Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2010      Lynn Sures: Navigating Below the Surface - Isik University Gallery, Istanbul, TURKEY

Mind, Body, Spirit - University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD

Cream - WPA at Katzen Museum, American University, Washington, DC

Premio Acquerello - Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY

Music Bo(o)x - 87FLORIDA, Washington, D.C.

Paper StewZig-Zag Gallery, the Plains, VA

2009      Paper Narratives - Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

Between the Lines - Artisan Books, Fitzroy, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

A Selection of Handmade Paper Art - Ozu Washi/Oji Paper Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN

Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition - Sanbao, CHINA

The Codex & The Helix: Book Arts Exploring Evolution - Foley Ctr., Gonzaga Univ., WA

Shared Journeys - Level 17 Artspace, Victoria University,, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 New Paper, Old Land  - Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, AUSTRALIA

 Tasmania 1:100,000: Mapping the Island  - The IXL Atrium, Hobart, AUSTRALIA                      

Wasser I Zeichen - Kulturburo Bremen Nord, Bremen, GERMANY                 

“Scythia 7” International Exhibition on Textile Art Kherson, UKRAINE                            

 Sculpture Now 2009 - Washington Square, Washington, DC

Gettysburg Festival - Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA       

The World of Paper - Wisconsin River Paper Museum in Wisconsin Rapids, WI; traveling to Indianapolis Central Library, Indianapolis, IN

Ink-N-Print - Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.

2008      Blowing in the Wind Paper – lightness -  Muzeum Papiernictwa w Dusznikach Zdroju, POLAND

Wasser I Zeichen -  Kulturburo Bremen Nord, Bremen, GERMANY

Scythia 7 International Exhibition on Textile Art - Kherson, UKRAINE

Modest in Scale - Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

Reader’s Art 8 - Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2007      Pulp Function - Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; curator Lloyd Herman

Singular Objects - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY curator Maddy Rosenberg

Lynn Sures: Frasassi Kunstvault - Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD

Lynn Sures: 1x20 - The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC; curator, Eric Denker Of Paper - Montpelier Cultural Art Center, Laurel, MD

2006      8th International Book Art Festival—TIME - The City Art Gallery, Lodz, POLAND

Paper Road - Oesterreichisches Papiermuseum, Steyrermuhl, AUSTRIA

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book - Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, EGYPT (catalog)

Preciousness of Paper Korean Hanji Festival - Jeon-Buk Cultural Centre, Jeonju City, SOUTH KOREA

Centro d’Arte Minerva, Perugia, ITALY

Plane and Form - curated by Jeff Rathermel, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 

Bookmarked! - Crockatt & Powell Independent Bookshop, London, ENGLAND 5th National Juried Book Arts Exhibition - Bright Hill Center, MA

Collaboration as a Medium-  Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (catalog)

2005      Lynn Sures: Body Art - Arte Contemporanea Cortona, Fortezza Medicea Girifalco di Cortona, ITALY

Il Corpo Femminile - Fortezza Medicea Girifalco di Cortona, ITALY

Paper Now-2005 - Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan Kyoko Ibe, curator

Collaboration as a Medium - Edison Gallery, Washington, DC (catalog)

 Works on Paper - J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

Fourth International Triennial - Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts,
Chicago, IL

Guild of Papermakers, Moravian Edition, 2005 - Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA                

Paper, Wood and Stone Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD                 

Pulp Fiction - Paper Circle, Athens/Nelsonville, OH

2004      Lynn Sures: Architecture - Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA     

Flora - National Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC (catalog)                                          

Heading East - Jeonbuk, Jeujong, KOREA

Innovative Printmaking on Handmade Paper - American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

Matter and Spirit - Wells Book Arts Center, Wells College, Aurora, NY

Art in Embassies - Embassy of Sri Lanka collection for Ambassador Lunstead (catalog)

Paper Cuts: The Art of Contemporary Paper - traveled under Exhibits USA, the national museum
division of Mid America Arts Alliance Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

2003      A World of Paper  - Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, CHILE

Paper Road - Musee International de l’Automobile, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Mini-textile International Exhibition - Kherson, UKRAINE (cd catalog)

American Paper Arts - Crane Museum of Papermaking, Dalton, MA

A Reader’s Art 3 - Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI; curator Susan Hensel

2002      Lynn Sures: Particolari  - Gallery K, Washington, DC                                                                                    

Lynn Sures: For Details and Expanses - Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, catalog essay by Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Paper 2002 Handmade Paper Invitational - Northern Michigan University Art Museum,Marquette, MIcurator John Hubbard

Vecchio Mondo Visto Dal Nuovo - Palazzo Gazzoli, Terni, ITALY   

Group exhibition, University of South Dakota Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2001      Repetition - Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Speaking Volumes - American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

2000      Lynn Sures:Dunes and Hills - Gallery K, Washington, DC

Like a Painting/Like a Book: Innovative Paper -  Russell Hill Rogers Exhibition Gallery, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX; curator Beck Whitehead, (catalog)

Peter Sowiski and Lynn Sures: On the Pole - WB Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta, GA

Paper Road - Santa Maria della Scala Museum, Siena, ITALY

1999      Lynn Sures:White Sands - American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

Book Art: Techniques and Personal Visions - Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA; curator Barbara
Lynn Morris

Council Room: the Artist Heraldry Show - McLean Project for the Arts, Emerson Gallery, McLean,
VA; curator Andrea Pollan

Sense of Place: 1999 Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists - Government House, Annapolis, MD

1997      Vintage 1997: Paper in the Sonoma Valley - Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; juror John Babcock

Consider the Tomato - Ripley, TN; curator Dolph Smith

1996      Lynn Sures: Places - Ameen Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA        

Artscape ‘96 - Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; juror Fred Wilson

National Paper Invitational - Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; curator Ted Ramsey

1995      Lynn Sures: Places - Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC

Mapping: A New Millenium -  invitational installation, Donna Koretsky/ Lynn Sures Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1993      Lynn Sures: Landscapes Caught in Time - Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC

Paperworks - Westbrook Gallery, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Lynn Sures: Landscapes - Arnold and Porter, Washington, DC

1992      Postcards-Then & Now - Brody's Gallery, Washington, DC

1991      Progressions in Paper - The Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH;
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (catalog)

1989      Lynn Sures: At the Beginning of the World - Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

1988      Maryland Invitational 1988 Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, curator David Ryan (catalog) (traveling)




AARP, Washington, DC
Abbazia di Spineto, Sarteano, ITALY
Amagansett Applied Arts, Amagansett, NY
American Express, Wilmington, DE
American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA
Arizona State University, Library, Tempe, AZ
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, EGYPT
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, FRANCE
The Banff Centre, Banff, CANADA
Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA
The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Crane Museum of Papermaking, Dalton, MA
Department of State of the United States of America
Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI
Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York, NY
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Florida State University
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Il Bisonte International Graphics Studio, Florence, ITALY
Isik University, Istanbul, TURKEY
Kami No Ondo, Nagoya, JAPAN
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Museo della Carta, Amalfi, ITALY
Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy
Nashua Paper Company
National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC
National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Ohio University, Alden Library, Athens, OH
Rhode Island School of Design, Library, Providence, RI
Sallie Mae Corporation, Washington, DC
Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Library, Northampton, MA
University of Denver, CO
University of Tennessee, Library, Knoxville, TN
Yale University, Library, New Haven, CT



2022    Research Associate, Drawing, Human Origins Program, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC since 2018

Artist Residency at Press at the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM printing the book La Mano dell’Uomo/The Human Hand by Bruno Caruso, handmade artist book by Thomas Leech and Lynn Sures published by the Press

Artist Residency at Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY designing and papermaking for the book La Mano dell’Uomo/The Human Hand by Bruno Caruso, handmade artist book by Thomas Leech and Lynn Sures

Artist Residency at Carriage House Paper, Brooklyn, NY, pulp painting for the series Portraits of the Anthropocene

2017      Artist Residency at Olorgesailie, Kenya prehistoric research and excavation site

2015      Artist Residency at Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Capellades, SPAIN
Artist Residency at l’Accademia delle arti Cartarie, Fabriano, ITALY

2013 Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME New Works Residency (also resident in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012)

2013 Recipient of Faculty development awards 2013 (“Contemporary Blacksmithing” course, Penland, NC), 2012 (Exhibitions and IAPMA Conference in Cleveland, OH), 2012 (Panel Chair CBAA Conference San Francisco,CA), 2011 (Demonstrator SGCI Conference St. Louis, MO, and Panel Chair CBAA Conference Indiana), 2010 (TURKEY exhibition shipping); 2009 (USA conference); 2008 (Italy research and symposium); 2007 (Print residency with Hand Print Workshop International); 2005 (Japan symposium); 2004 (Japan research); 2001 (Italy symposium); 2000 (Italy conference); 1998 (USA conference); 1996 (USA conference), Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC

2012 Corcoran/Pittman resident artist, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2011 Penland Artist/Educators Retreat, Penland, NC

2010 Creative Projects Grant FY11, Arts and Humanities Council, Montgomery County, MD for residency at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2009 Creative Projects Grant FY09, Arts and Humanities Council, Montgomery County, MD for residency at Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY

2008 Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts, Maryland State Arts Council

2008 Creative Projects Grant FY08, Arts and Humanities Council, Montgomery County, MD for residency at Hand Print Workshop International, Alexandria, VA

2006 George Sugarman Foundation Grant funding for travel to Fabriano, Italy Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy, Pulp Painting Residency

2004 Wells College, Aurora, NY, Wells Book Arts Center Residency

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, Papermaking Residency

2000 Recipient, Best in Show, “Paper in the Millenium”, Georgia Tech U., Atlanta, GA. Jo Anne Paschall and Martha Connell, jurors

1998 University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Green Street Printmaking Studio Residency

1991 Individual Visual Artist Grant, Maryland State Arts Council

1987 Grant in Aid, Maryland State Arts Council

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