Lynda Schneider Granatstein

Biography

Lynda Schneider Granatstein was born in Montreal in 1954. She began her studies in art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where she specialized in etching techniques and collagraph printmaking.

Past training as a psychotherapist and a keen interest in Freudian theory have guided her on the path to introspection through the aesthetics of beauty. Her love for the feminine form, and her unique way of expressing it, stem in part from a close collaboration with the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal for the past 15 years. Other elements from her experiences and travels make up important components in her compositions: the atmosphere backstage and in the rehearsal studio, details from Italian architecture, intimate home interiors and, of course, portraits of people she has a fondness for.

With over 20 solo shows across Canada and internationally, more than 100 group and juried exhibitions, Lynda has given interviews on television (PBS New York), radio and in print. Other credentials include lectures at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, the McCord Museum, McGill and Concordia Universities, as well as her collaboration with emerging ballet companies in creating costumes and sets, and even being a cast member in a dance short film, Ondek, by Ondek Productions, Liberamae Performance and Films.

Lynda is represented in Quebec, Montreal, Drummondville, Ontario, Oakville, Calgary. She is represented by the artist agency Imagin'Art in New York and other galleries and venues. For the first time she exhibited her paintings in the 32 Fine Arts Gallery.

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