Lindley Briggs is a Stylized Realism, Contemporary sculptor working with Cast Bronze, Aluminum and Mixed Media (Plaster, Fiberglass Resin and Apoxie®). her subjects include Whimsical Winged Creatures and Nudes.
Inspirations include the beauty of natural forms – shells, stones, branches, wings and the fanciful imagery from classical mythology. The art of Rene Magritte, Paul Manship and the sculpture of classical Greece & Rome.
2014 The National Archaeological Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, International Art Medal (FIDEM) Exhibition
2013 Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, Washington, American Medallic Sculpture Association Exhibition
2012 Huntarian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, International Art Medal (FIDEM) Exhibition
2010 Museum of Fine Art, Tampere, Finland, International Art Medal (FIDEM) Exhibition,
2009 Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ, Numismatics: The Art of Coins & Medals
2006 Art Miami, Miami, FL
FIDEM (The International Art Medal Federation – Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art)
AMSA (American Medallic Sculpture Association)
Ogunquit Art Association (juried membership)
New England Sculptor’s Association
1967 B.F.A. Connecticut College New London, CT
1967 – 69 Museum School of Fine Arts Boston, MA
1968 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Skowhegan, ME
2001 – 2012 Sanctuary Arts South Elliot, ME
Artist Statement & Biography:
“The boundaries between fantasy, reality, and surreality are not necessarily firm. I love to explore and manipulate these boundaries. Filtering them through my imagination I create capricious visual episodes, which are often gently satirical or humorous. They express my feelings about relationships between men and women. I enjoy exploring the infinite levels of male/female interaction and the environment that surrounds them – earthly, celestial or aquatic. My work has always been inspired by my lifelong fascination with the beauty of natural forms – shells, wings, branches and stones and the fanciful imagery from classical Greek and Roman mythology – with its winged, dancing and otherwise dynamic deities. The artists who have inspired me most throughout my career are Rene Magritte, Paul Manship, and my mother – Jane Audrey Beetz (whose fanciful paintings surrounded me while growing up).”
Lindley Briggs received her B. A. from Connecticut College, New London Connecticut in 1967. She studied sculpture at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture from 1967 through 1969. In recent years she has returned to working with clay on portrait and figure sculpture at Sanctuary Arts in South Elliot, ME in order to gather some reality data to add to the mythical creatures she creates in her studio.
Throughout her career, Lindley has had numerous shows featuring her sculpture, drawings, collages, and prints. Her work has been featured in national publications such as – YANKEE MAGAZINE, FINE WOODWORKING, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ART BUSINESS NEWS and THE BOSTON GLOBE. Her current collection of bronze sculptures is represented in 9 galleries throughout the country.
In 2004, she was commissioned by Brandeis University’s the National Women’s Committee at to create a sculptural limited-edition brooch to be awarded to “Library Benefactors”. In 2009 she became a member of FIDEM (Federation International de la Medaille d’Art). That year two of her bronze medallions were on display at the Belskie, Museum of Art & Science in Closter, NJ in “NUMISMATICS: THE ART of COINS AND METALS”. In 2010, four of her bronze medallions were juried into the International Exhibition at the FIDEM Congress in Tampere, Finland. In 2011, two of her bronze medallions were juried into the International Exhibition at the Huntarian Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2013, two of Lindley’s bronze art medals were juried into International Exhibition at the FIDEM Congress in Sofia Bulgaria.