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Linn Skoglund Thygeson

The paintings often don’t reference recognizable forms.  Images are deconstructed, meaning is shifted, and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.  Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of imagination.  With a subtle minimalistic approach, I establish a link between reality and that imagined.  By exploring the concept of landscape, architecture, and form / colors I investigate the dynamics of painting.  I can say with color, spontaneous scrawled lines, and multi-layered renderings; things that I don’t have words to express.


Linn Thygeson spent her childhood on a farm in South Dakota.  She studied art in Minneapolis, Flagstaff, Nebraska, at CCA, and at the Sorbonne in Paris.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska.  She has worked as a photography instructor, a florist, an art teacher, an opera costume designer, and as an award-winning graphic designer for the San Francisco Chronicle. She currently lives and works in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Her work is in collections in Arizona, California, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Oregon.

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