Lynne Marinelli Ghenov is a visual artist who primarily composes drawings on aged paper. Lynne has shown recent work in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Memphis and Knoxville. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1975 and raised in southern New Jersey. She currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN where she co-founded and co-directs C for Courtside Gallery, an artist run curatorial space in north downtown Knoxville. She graduated from Tyler School of Art receiving a BFA in sculpture in 1998. She also studied abroad at Temple University Rome in Italy in 1996.
For years Ghenov’s focus had been primarily on site-specific installation and sculpture, interested in the materiality of light, fabric, found domestic stationery and immersing the viewer in recreated templates of her own memory. For the past 8 years she has transferred those same concepts into collage and drawings on paper. Ghenov spent 2010-2015 living and working in the house she grew up in , which she left at the age of 17. During that time the house and her studio within passed through assorted incarnations, all of which hold specific memories ultimately and osmotically concocting new experiences, obfuscating recollections, drawing a melange of old and new; felt and unexplained. She fashioned a repurposed printmaking practice via the usage of a xerox printer as a tool of choice. The printer has not only dually become an object of a live and work experience, it has grown iconic in her practice.
After a transformative move to Knoxville, TN in 2015 and the death of her mother in 2016 Lynne has primarily focused on drawing using graphite and colored pencil on ledger, graph and lined paper, all of which have been salvaged from the clean-out of her childhood home.