Colleen Schindler-Lynch

Assistant Professor

MFA Louisiana State University

BFA University of Windsor

Phone: 416-979-5000

Ex. 7073

Office: 

KHS 55 B

Email: 

cslynch@ryerson.ca

I studied fine arts at the University of Windsor and then completed an MFA at Louisiana State University. I teach Fashion Illustration, Accessory and Textile Design at Ryerson. I have presented at conferences on current trends in illustration, diversity initiatives and I am currently developing a body of work involving non-linear narratives created in the language of fashion textiles and dress. My illustrations have been exhibited internationally and I have been a guest artist for Manolo Blahnik and Jo Malone. I have been published in Education Today and Borealis Magazines. Additionally, I created jewellery collections for designers Saniya Khan and Lovas at Toronto Fashion week.

Recent Professional Projects

I am currently developing a body of work entitled "Pecadillos". Using laser cutting, 3 d printing and embroidery to create textiles that tell a story. Using a non-linear structure to the narrative, stories are created in the language of fashion textiles and dress.

Publications & Exhibitions

1.Article published in Objects - Journal of Applies Arts in conjunction with Illustrative Illustration festivals in Paris and Berlin 2008

2.Exhibition - Art al Vent Festival in Spain 2014, 2015

3.Guest artist for Manolo Blahnik and Jo Malone at Holt Renfrew

4. Illustrations published in Education Today Magazine and in Borealis Magazine.

Program Streams: 

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design