Lynn Setterington is an internationally recognised artist working in the textiles arena, most notably quilts and hand stitched cloths. Pieces often possess a strong autobiographical content, juxtaposed with a constant celebration of the ordinary and overlooked in society. Over the last decade she has worked on large number of social engagement projects and textile collaborations with diverse groups.
Lynn has undertaken numerous commissions and residencies including Belsay Hall in Northumberland, the Harris Museum Preston, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. She has devised and instigated a wide range of projects and is currently involved in a long running collaboration creating a series of signature cloths with diverse community groups and organisations in the UK and Asia.
Born in Yorkshire, Lynn trained at York College of Arts and Technology and Goldsmiths College London. She has been a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the School of Art since 1992 and in 2009 was awarded a Public Engagement Fellowship. She is an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center in the US and in 2010 received their visiting Fellowship.
She is a member of the 62 Group of textile artists and has exhibited internationally from the US to New Zealand, the Netherlands and Italy. Her work is held in many major public museums, from the V&A, the Crafts Council of Great Britain and the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, as well as many private collections.