Lynn Aisawa

(408) 205-5159


I was raised in the upper Midwest, in the Paper Valley, where local businesses revolved around the manufacture of paper, and especially coated papers for print. Girls were expected to be nice, modest and to know your place, something I was not particularly good at. I was often left feeling vaguely confused and guilty for not meeting the expectations of those in positions of authority.

I make art to explore these feelings and question the nature of power and the power of its symbols; I strive to consider the relationship between what is seen, or done, and what is said. I work with various media, but mostly paper, collage and painting. Paper is a tactile, inviting medium full of power and meaning inherent for me. Words and symbols are used by us all to define limits and set meaning, and something in print has perceived authority. Who defines this process or what it means is always open to interpretation.

Events Created

  • Lynn Aisawa Open Studio 2
    September 25, 2021 - 11:00am to September 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Come visit my in person open studio at Detati Marketing, located in Sunnyvale near Baylands Park with easy access...

  • Lynn Aisawa Open Studio 1
    September 18, 2021 - 11:00am to September 19, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Come visit my in person open studio at Detati Marketing, located in Sunnyvale near Baylands Park with easy access...

Participating Events

  • Open Studios at SHARED in SOMA
    October 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to October 17, 2021 - 6:00pm

    Five dynamic artists will be featured during the last weekend of ArtSpan's 2021 SF Open Studios season at SHARED, a...