My work lives at the intersection of two basic themes: mindfulness and connection with nature. The paintings are meditations on the role natural silence plays in personal well-being. Over the past several years I have been re-forging my connection with nature through spending time in wild places and reflecting back on those experiences through painting. The goal of my work is to create a space that is quiet – but also rich with emotion and memory. Its imagery comes from time I've spent in natural spaces, like Northern MN, Lake Superior, Big Blue, Wind River Range, Chaco Canyon, the Cascades, and Botswana.
I build up color on wet canvas brushing small amounts of acrylic paint with thinning agents, matte, and other acrylic media. The resulting richness, subtlety, and depth of color pushes the limitations of acrylic media.
Lindsy Halleckson’s paintings have been shown in galleries across the country, including Woman Made Gallery (Chicago), Harwood Art Center (Albuquerque), and DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI). Her artistic work has been recognized through grants, residencies, commissions, and exhibitions. She won a 2nd place award in painting at the Wintertide Biennial in Northeast Minneapolis (2015); received a project grant from the Puffin Foundation (2013); and received residencies at Hinge Arts at The Kirkbride (2016), as a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellow at Tofte Lake Center (2011) and at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (2010). In 2011 she was named as one of Art-a-Whirl’s “Best Bets” by Minnesota Monthly magazine. She has her BA in Studio Art and Art History from St. Olaf College and MBA from the University of St. Thomas.