Lynne Avadenka is an American artist/printmaker, creating multimedia work informed by the Jewish experience. She established Land Marks Press in 1979, purchased her Vandercook SP-15 printing press shortly after that and has used it to produce limited edition books and prints as well as experimental works on paper.
Avadenka has been active in the Detroit arts community since receiving her MFA from Wayne State University in 1981. In 2013 Avadenka was named director of Signal-Return, a Detroit nonprofit letterpress print shop and community arts center, and in 2016 was awarded a Career Achievement Award from the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of Wayne State University.
Avadenka received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009, and has received individual artist grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Residencies and teaching opportunities have taken her to Germany, Israel, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia. This fall she will be working collaboratively on a climate change project in Venice, Italy and will be a Visiting Artist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Avadenka's art is exhibited and collected internationally, including The British Library, London; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Jewish Museum, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The New York Public Library; The Meermano Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands; The Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.