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Lynell Ingram is a painter and mixed-media artist from Arlington Heights, IL, who graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.  She is interested in contrasts of figurative realism with surreal and colorful abstraction and is influenced by social issues affecting women as well as mental health stigmas, and where the two intersect.

Ingram spent 15 years working in graphic arts and illustration before making the full transition to painting and fine arts, bringing a touch of illustration sensibility to her work. She is listed in the All SHE Makes and Where are the Women Artist’s art directories, published in Kilter Magazine and the Daily Herald, and has exhibited work in multiple Chicagoland galleries and pop-up shows, including most recently Visible/Invisible at the Noyes Cultural Art Center in Evanston, curated by Indira Johnson. She is currently working on a body of work called ‘Boundaries,’ exploring the struggle for full autonomy of women’s minds and bodies and the impact on their well-being, and is offering custom portrait commissions.