Ohio State University, BFA

International School of America

San Antonio Art Institute

Art Academy of Cincinnati



2016    “Eggs,” New Paintings, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2016    “New Work by Lynn Carden: “ BirdEggs,” Company on Eastern, Cincinnati, OH

2012    “Sunflowers by Lamplight,” Park View Gallery, Chillicothe, OH

2011    “... A Walk in the Garden,” Patricia Scott Memorial Gallery, Ohio University-Chillicothe,   

             Chillicothe, OH

            “The Thrill of Discovery,” Stevenson Center, Ohio University-Chillicothe, Chillicothe, OH

2008    “It Began at the Lloyd: An Artist’s Journey,” Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, OH    

2007    “New Work/New Media,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2005    “The New Botanicals: Fruit,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2003    “Botanical Paintings,” B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

2002    B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY 

1998    B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY 

            “Private Parts: Contemporary Botanical Works,” Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1997    “Under the Microscope,” Terra Cotta, Columbus, OH

1992    Pump House Art Gallery, Chillicothe, OH

1991    A.B. Closson, Jr. Co., Kenwood, Cincinnati, OH

1989    Columbus Museum of Art, Beaux Arts Collectors Gallery; Columbus, OH

1988    A.B. Closson, Jr. Co., Kenwood, Cincinnati, OH

1986    Cincinnati Town Club 

1985    Academy of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

1985    Women’s Art Gallery; City Hall, Cincinnati, OH

1984    Upper Arlington Public Library, Columbus, OH

1983    Cincinnati Art Museum Library, Cincinnati, OH

            Row House Gallery, Cincinnati, OH  



2014    “The Definitive Contemporary Landscape,” curated by Daniel Brown, Covington Arts, Covington, KY

2011    “Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Women Artists,” YWCA Women's Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2010    “Gardens of Earthly Delight,” Cincinnati Art Gallery, LLC., Cincinnati, OH

2008    “Chillicothe Art League Spring Show,” Pump House Art Gallery, Chillicothe, OH. Best of Show

2006    “Beauty Matters,” United Way Headquarters, Daniel Brown, Curator

2005    “Point of View,” Artist Exchange Group Show, Mount St. Joseph College

2003    “Artist Exchange Group Show,” YMCA, Cincinnati, OH       

2002    “Landscape,” Maple Knoll Village, Cincinnati, OH

2000    “Lynn Carden, Suzanne Fokine,” Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1997    “Continuing the Legacy: A Multi-Generational Exhibit,” YWCA, Cincinnati, OH

            “Group Crit,” Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH

            “Greater Hamilton Area Exhibit,” Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH

1995    “Three Artists,” Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

            “Flowers and Dreams,” YWCA, Cincinnati, OH

            “Flowers and the Figure,” Gallery V, Columbus, OH

1994    “Gallery V Artists,” Columbus, OH   

1993, ‘91, ‘87        “Annual Alumni Juried Exhibitions,” Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1993    “Celebrating Cincinnati Women Artists,” YWCA, Cincinnati, OH       

1987    “Watercolor Competition,” Cincinnati Commerce Center, Cincinnati, OH

1986    “Twentieth Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibition,” Del Mar College, Corpus Christie, TX

1985    “Arts Consortium Tenth Annual,” Cincinnati, OH

1985    “Eighth State Annual Exhibition,” J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. (Purchase Award)

            “Middletown Fine Arts Center Fourth American Art Annual,” Middletown, OH (Honorable Mention)

1985, ‘87 “Anderson Winter Show,” Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, IN. (Purchase Award)

1985    “Ninth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition,” Emporia, KS

1984, ‘86 “Mid-America Biennial,” Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY. (Purchase Award)

1985    “Tri-State Small Drawing Competition,” Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1984    “Landscape ’84,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

1984, ’83 “Viewpoint ’84,” Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH


SELECTED COLLECTIONS                                                                   

Brown-Forman Corporation

Anderson Fine Arts Center, Indiana 

American Annuity

Helfy-Stevens Architects

Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Maple Knoll Village

Dorothy Cherry Collection

The Proctor & Gamble Company

Glenview Trust Corporation

Tencon Inc.   

Thriftway Corporation

Frost & Jacobs

Jenkins & Company


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Artist Statement 2007

One foot in the Old World, one in the New: that is the way I see my work and myself.

In the early years I splashed oil paint with abandon, much like the Abstract Expressionists of the time. I still like the freedom of that style, but when I could no longer tolerate the fumes, I began to paint with watercolor. At the same time, I was becoming an avid gardener; and because of a love affair with historical botanical illustration, I found myself trying to depict such nuances as the delicacy of a daffodil petal.

These styles represent two opposite extremes, two worlds. However, innovations in non-toxic solvents have allowed me to return to the medium I enjoyed as a student back in the 1960s; so today I am painting my favorite subject matter in oil once again.

In the new canvases I hope to portray the vitality and immediacy of each flower as imagined against a sky of wild brush strokes or perhaps within an ethereal Old World atmosphere. In addition, I am including some works in gouache on paper—my latest in an ongoing attempt to capture the character of flowers. In this case, the flowers are orchids.