Mary Lynn studied both fine art and linguistics at the University of Saskatchewan, drawing on this background when she went on to pursue an education in craft at NSCAD University, where she earned a BFA in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing in 2012. This multifaceted approach to her studies has led to an art practice that integrates her passion for art and her fascination with linguistics.
Mary Lynn has received several accolades and has exhibited her work throughout North America. Most recently, she attended and exhibited her work with Creative Saskatchewan at SOFA Chicago. In 2013 and 2015, she won NICHE awards in the student and professional divisions, and was selected as a professional finalist in the 2016 competition. Mary Lynn’s work has travelled around Canada as part of the 2015 and 2013 Dimensions (Saskatchewan) exhibitions, in which she received awards for excellence in fine craft and functional ware. In 2012, she won the Canadian National Jewellery Student Competition, leading to her 2013 solo exhibition Sonance (Ottawa) made possible with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Mary Lynn maintains a full-time studio practice in Saskatoon, SK where she handcrafts exquisite and conceptual jewellery.