Redefining Lighting as Art in Public Spaces

Public Art

Flow at SugarHouse Casino

Flow at SugarHouse Casino

Commission

Flight for Temple University

Flight for Temple University

Proposal

Thought Process at Goggleworks

Thought Process at Goggleworks

Commission

Towards Freedom for Family Court

Towards Freedom for Family Court

Proposal

Light Tubes for DaVinci Science Center

Light Tubes for DaVinci Science Center

Proposal

Atrium for 900 North Michigan

Atrium for 900 North Michigan

Proposal

Promise Illuminated for LVCHSA

Promise Illuminated for LVCHSA

Proposal

Come In for Penn State Franco Building

Come In for Penn State Franco Building

Proposal

Shadows of Generosity for Sharadin Arts

Shadows of Generosity for Sharadin Arts

Proposal

Interior Art

Jelly Smack

Jelly Smack

Dichroic Light Boxes

Enveloped

Enveloped

Fiber Optic Art

inFLight

inFLight

Fiber Optic Art

WaterWall

WaterWall

Fiber Optic Art

Behind The Veil Series

Behind The Veil Series

Programmed Fiber Optic Art

Fiber Optic Charcoal Series

Fiber Optic Charcoal Series

Light Pixel Drawings

Blue Waters / Blood Waters

Blue Waters / Blood Waters

Work in Progress

Jungle Earth/Jungle Sky

Jungle Earth/Jungle Sky

Work in Progress

Swimmers

Swimmers

Work in Progress

Luminaire Art

LightTubes

LightTubes

Lighting Installations

Floating Sky

Floating Sky

Lighting Installation Proposal

Elizabeth’s Chandelier

Elizabeth’s Chandelier

Chandelier

Crinkle Lamp

Crinkle Lamp

Table Lamp

Miracle at The Jewish Museum/NYC

Miracle at The Jewish Museum/NYC

Commissioned Hanukkah Lighting Installation

Wineglass Chandeliers

Wineglass Chandeliers

Commissioned Luminaires

Beaded Light Curtains

Beaded Light Curtains

Commissioned Luminaires

Light Dresses

Light Dresses

Illuminated Gowns

Assorted Chandeliers

Assorted Chandeliers

Hanging Luminaires

About

Lyn Godley Design Studio

Lyn Godley’s work has crossed the borders of fine art, interiors, product, furniture, lighting, and jewelry. Godley opened her own studio in 1998 after fourteen years as a partner in the design team of Godley-Schwan. Of all her work, it is lighting which she has chosen to focus for the last twenty-five years. The investigation of new technology and materials in a robust dialogue with beauty – through form, imagery, and color – the duality of science and emotion, right and left brain together at the same time.

From chandeliers to full-scale illuminated evening gowns to interactive facades she has explored a wide range of light sources and effects. Detailed pixels of light embedded into drawings, to large scale public art installations, to miniature light models – she explores the many moods of lighting and its ability to calm or excite. Merging digital printing, drawing and painting, fiber optics, light reflecting films, and physical computing has led her explorations in light and color refraction. Her work has been chosen for public art projects and commissions that explore the intersection of Light and Art in public spaces, and is in numerous museum and private collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Percent for Art Public Art commission at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, or the permanent installation of 7,100 programmable LEDs at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Pennsylvania that continually “draws in light” across the center’s façade.

In addition to her studio work, she is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Jefferson University, where she is developing curriculum and coordinating a Lighting Design concentration. Beginning in 2018, Godley is taking part in a three-year research project with universities in the UK, Denmark, Germany, and Russia to explore the impact of light on health, and to develop graduate level curriculum based on the findings.

There is Nothing More Magical than Lighting…

As an artist and lighting designer, my work with lighting explores the relationship between art and technology, while investigating the impact on the viewer or user. I am inspired by the interaction of light with materials, with form and imagery, and with the viewer – and thus my work ranges greatly in its final form from drawing to sculpture to large scale installation. It is not the final genre that defines my art, but rather the effect of light experienced. From highly detailed pixels of light embedded into drawings to public art installations, I explore the many moods of lighting and its ability to calm or excite. Merging a wide range of lighting sources and materials that interact with light, I create layered environments that play with themes of interactive observation, movement and user-behavior.

Lighting brings magic to any environment, energizing space with color, movement. It transforms the ordinary into the spectacular. Using light not only at night but also during the day through reflective materials, manipulation of sunlight and shadow, my studio designs for environments that engage poetically with the audience 24/7.  I create interactive environments using a rich blend of technology and materials; such as dichroic films that change color as the viewer moves past, or reflective surfaces that change as light moves across the surface to allow for interaction with the environment or audience; teamed with lighting applications and physical computing that change color and movement through solid-state technology or applications of video projection.

My work with light for large-scale public spaces has allowed me to investigate cutting edge lighting technologies from programmable LEDs to large format video applications and projection. Interactive capabilities allow the viewer to take part in the work, in ways that range from simply creating change by moving past the work to actively participating in the experience. I have also explored the therapeutic applications of light. Using the same light wavelengths as used in light therapy, and nature-based imagery used in arts therapy, large-scale 2-dimensional fiber-optic pieces both calm and provoke. My studio creates interactive engagement with multi-sensory components, using light to create environments that calm, relieve, and engage.


Resume

Born: Oberlin, Ohio 1956

Education:
MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison 1980
BFA Ohio State University 1978

Professional Practice Related Experience:
1998-Present Owner of Lyn Godley Design Studio, specializing in lighting art and public art installations.
1984-1998 Partner of Godley-Schwan, design team of Lyn Godley + Lloyd Schwan, specializing in furniture and lighting design.

Academic Experience:
2011-2018 Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).
1996 – 2011 Faculty, Product Design, Parsons School of Design, New School University, NYC.
2004-2010 Assistant Professor, Foundation Design, Product Design, Kutztown University, PA
1996-2011 Faculty, Product Design, Parsons School of Design, New School University, NYC.

Solo Exhibitions:
2019
Upcoming solo exhibit at James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2017
SOAR – Light in Motion, Exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport. Summer/Fall 2017
2013-17
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA
2014
Behind the Veil, Solo Exhibit, Gallery at International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Lyn Godley: Light and Art, Solo Exhibit, Freyberger Gallery, Penn-State Berks Campus
2013
Le Meridian Hotel, partial InFlight Lighting installation Philadelphia, PA.
2011
In Flight, Solo Exhibit at Gallery68, Cologne, Germany. Curated by Linde Trottenberg + Multi-Art International. Full Color Catalog.
2010
Lyn Godley, Solo Exhibit at Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA.
2009
Lyn Godley – Solo exhibit, Main floor Gallery, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2008
Thought Process, permanent LED lighting installation, The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Commissioned by Albert Boscov + Our City Reading, Reading, PA.
2005
Britten’s Orchestra, Co-Art Director/Lighting Designer w/ Doug Fitch, U of MD.
2004
Playing the Field, Retrospective of Godley-Schwan (Lyn Godley & Lloyd Schwan), Curated by Hilary Jay, The Design Center, Philadelphia University. Sponsored by Strawbridges + Hechts, Wilsonart. Full Color Catalog.
1993
New Work by Godley-Schwan (Lyn Godley and Lloyd Schwan), Curated by Simon Doonan, Barney’s NY Windows.
Lights by Lyn Godley, Bergdorf Goodman Windows, NYC.
Lyn Godley and Lloyd Schwan, Curated by Gerard Dalmon and Pierre Staudenmeyer, Neotu Gallery, NYC.
1989
Don’t Drink and Draw, Lyn Godley and Lloyd Schwan Solo Show. Curated by Thomas Mann, Gallery IO, New Orleans.
1988
Godley-Schwan (Lyn Godley and Lloyd Schwan): Return from Milan, Curated by Kevin Brynan, Dot Zero, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018
Jelly Smack, Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
Light and Language, Group Exhibit at Park Towne Place Galleries, North and West Tower. Philadelphia, PA
2017
Vibrant Effects, Group Exhibit at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Bodine Center. Curated by InLiquid and Revolvd. Philadelphia, PA
Experimentation/Improvisation, Group Exhibit at the Miller Gallery, Kutztown University.
Branching Out, Group Exhibit, Allen’s Lane Art Center’s Lieberman Gallery, Philadelphia
2016-18
Mindful at the Fuller Craft Museum, November 15, 2017 – April 22, 2018 Brockton, MA
Mindful at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Jan 2017 – Apr 2017 Richmond, VA.
Mindful at Kaddatz Galleries and Lake Region Arts Council, McKnight Gallery, Aug 2017 – Oct 2017, Fergus Falls, MN
Mindful at Ohio Craft Museum, July – August, 2016
Mindful at Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Sept –Dec, 2016, Lynchburg, VA
2015
Mindful, Invitational Traveling Group Show, Society for Contemporary Crafts, September-November, Pittsburgh, PA.
Winter Light Exhibit, FRG Objects and Design Gallery, Hudson, NY. December
Simulate/Permeate, Invitational Group Show, Rowan University Gallery, January – March, Glassboro, NJ
2014
WaterWall, Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
2012
Design Lab: Fusion of Science &Style, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 2010
More Serious Business, Group show, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA.
Nature with a Twist, Invitational Show, curated by Michael Howell, The Freedman Gallery, Albright University, Reading, PA.
Seeing Voices: The Visual Voice, Group Show, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.
2009
Generations, group show, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University.
Kutztown University Faculty Exhibition, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University.
2006
Functional Art, Group show, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA.
Kutztown University Faculty Exhibition, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University.
2005
Philadelphia Re-vis-it-ed Exhibition, Group show, Minima, Philadelphia 2004
Collective Perspectives: New Acquisitions, the Jewish Museum, NYC
Kutztown University Faculty Exhibition, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University.
2003
US Design 1975-2000, Traveling Exhibition, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN.
US Design 1975-2000, Traveling Exhibition, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
US Design 1975-2000, Traveling Exhibition, Museum of Art & Design, NYC, NY.
Transformations: New International Design, Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY.
Simple + Direct: An Investigation in Furniture Design, Philadelphia University
2002
US Design 1975-2000, Traveling Exhibition, Curated by Craig Miller, Denver Art Museum.
Defining Craft I: Collecting for the New Millennium, Davenport Art Museum, Iowa
2000
Light X Eight, Lighting exhibition, The Jewish Museum, NYC.
Takumi’s Studio, World Design City GIFU, Gifu, Japan.
Defining Design, Group Show, American Craft Museum, NYC.
1998
Sculptural Furniture, Group Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
World Studio Foundation, Silent Auction Donor, Honorary Committee.
Hot House, Faculty Show, Parson’s School of Design, NYC
1994-1998
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC.
1994-1999
Accent on Design, NYC.
1995-1998
Highpoint Furniture Fair, Highpoint, NC.
1995
Cologne Gift Fair, Cologne, Germany.
1993
Group American Design Exhibit, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy
1991
91 Objects by 91 Designers, Gallery91, NYC.
International Furniture Design for the 90’s, Fullscale Gallery, NYC.
Salone de Mobili, Milano, Italy.
American Design, Zingg-Lamprecht Gallery, Zurich.
1989-1991
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC.
1990
Mondo Materialis, Steelcase TravelingExhibition. LA, CA.
1986-1990
Accent on Design Show, NYC.
1988
Salone de Mobili, Milano, Italy.
Furniture and Counterparts, Gallery 91, NYC.
1987
10th Anniversary Exhibit, Curated by Rick Kaufmann, Art et Industry, NYC.

Commissions + Proposals – Public Art:
2018
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Promise Illuminated, Commissioned for proposal for permanent lighting installation. $100,00 commission. Pending.
2017
Commissioned for Proposal for Lighting of 19 monuments at Laurel Hill Cemetery visible along Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA. Pending.
Commissioned for Proposal to design two lighting installations at key entry-points to South Bethlehem, PA. Pending.
2016
Commissioned for Proposal for Floating Sky large scale lighting installation for Cecil Baker Architects for lobby of new build condominium at 500 Walnut, a new ultra-luxury condominium tower overlooking Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
Commissioned Proposal for Public Art on Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Holon Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2015
FLOW, SugarHouse Casino, Percent for Art Project, selected from nation-wide search for $600,00 commission. Install date Jan. 2016
Partial Water Wall Commission, Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
Commissioned for Proposal for large scale public art in lobby of Children’s Hospital of Chattanooga, TN
Commissioned for Proposal, Lighting Installation for Atrium of 900 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, Commissioned by CMA Project Management
Commissioned for Proposal for Lighting Installation for lobby at Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA.
2014
Proposal for Towards Freedom, Philadelphia Family Court Public Art Project, Selected as finalist in city-wide search for $300,000 commission.
2013
Lehigh Valley Health Network – Cedar Crest Campus Hospital, Dew-mi O’ My, Allentown
2008
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, commissioned permanent LED lighting installation Thought Process across front façade of building, $250,00 commission. Reading, PA.

Collections – Museums:
2015 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Indianapolis, IN.
2014 MUDE Design Museum, Permanent Collection, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Philadelphia, PA.
2003 The Jewish Museum, commissioned menorah Miracle for Centennial Exhibit, NYC.
2002 Denver Art Museum, Design Dept., Denver, CO.
2000 Museum of Contemporary Art & Design NYC.
1998 Museum of Modern Art, Architecture + Design Dept. Permanent Collection, NYC.

Selected Collections – Private:
Jenette Kahn –former Pres. of DC Comics, Current CEO of Double Nickel Entertainment; owns over 24 commissioned pieces.
Pedro Almodóvar – Movie director; owner of a limited production run of the Checkers cabinet.
Stephen Glassman –Architect, art collector, and director of Connecticut ACLU.; numerous earlier pieces of Godley-Schwan furniture and current Lyn Godley pieces.
Bruce Lewin- Owner of Bruce Lewin Fine Arts Gallery in NYC, President of Continental Host, Purchase of the original IRKLE cabinet licensed by Capellini,
Steve Shane – Art collector; commissioned case goods for his Manhattan residence.
Mark Weinstein (deceased) – President of R+R Freelance music promotions; commissioned
three entire apartments and furnishing + lighting renovations.

Selected Engagements:
2018
Speaker, Mixed Media Women Artists in Philadelphia: A Summer Day- trip with Ursula von Rydingsvard, Gerri Spilka and Lyn Godley, Presented by NY/PA ArtTable: The Leadership Organization for Professional Women in the Arts. June 21. New Fabric Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, and Park Town Place Galleries, Philadelphia.
Moderator, Jefferson Humanities Forum: FUSION/with guest Janet Echelman, April 27.
Speaker, “The Cross Disciplinary Future of Lighting Design Education”, LEDucation 2018, March 13-14. NY Hilton, NY,NY
Presenter, Cool Jobs Expo, 500 Seventh grade students in Philadelphia will meet successfully employed artists, chefs, fashion, furniture and game designers, photographers and other creatives, and learn what it takes to find a job to love for life, organized by Fresh Artists, Philadelphia, PA.
2017
Chosen as a Presenter, “The Cross Disciplinary Future of Lighting Design Education”, at the upcoming Professional Lighting Design Conference, Nov 2017, Paris, France
2016
Presenter, Cool Jobs Expo, 500 Seventh grade students in Philadelphia will meet successfully employed artists, chefs, fashion, furniture and game designers, photographers and other creatives, and learn what it takes to find a job to love for life, organized by Fresh Artists, Philadelphia, PA.
2015
“The Value of Beauty: Using Art and Light to Promote Wellbeing”, Tele-Skype on linepresentation to The Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. Produced by Eliron Salomon.
“The Role of Beauty: Measuring the Effect of Beauty on Our Wellbeing”, Presentation Kanbar College Seminar Series.
Juror: Annual Student Art Exhibition, Rowan University Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
Guest Critic, University of the Arts Industrial Design Capstone Review, Philadelphia, PA Guest on NAP Connections “Shedding Light on Healing”. Televised live hour-long interview. Aired on BCTV, Manhattan Cable, and Drexel DUTV.
Guest Speaker, Light in Art, KISD talk, Koln International School of Design, Cologne.
2014
Guest Speaker, International House Philadelphia.
Guest Speaker, Parsons the New School for Design, NYC
Presenter, Incorporating Light into Art to Create Healing Environments, Global Alliance of Arts + Healthcare International Conference, Houston, TX.
Guest Speaker, Community College of Philadelphia, PA.
2012
Juror, Vanity Fare Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA 2010
Guest Faculty – KISD Koln International School of Design, Cologne, Germany.
2009
Lecturer at ArchLED Conference in Chicago on the use of LEDs in Art.
Guest Lecturer / KISD Koln International School of Design, Cologne, Germany.
2008
Guest Lecturer/ Philadelphia Institute of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Lecturer / Goggleworks Center of the Arts Light Up the Arts Gala, Reading, PA
2007
Lecturer, Green Design, Eckhaus Education Program, Kutztown, PA.
Panelist, Artists in Education Panel for AIE Directory, Allentown Art Museum, PA Guest Lecturer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005
Judge, Collab Student Design Competition, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Guest Critic, Senior Industrial Design Thesis Presentations, Philadelphia University.
2004
Guest Lecturer at the Design Center at Philadelphia University
2003
Panelist for Transformation Design Seminar, Parsons School of Design, NYC
2002
Guest Lecturer, Towson University Art Department.
2001
Visiting Faculty at Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic.
Juror, Horizon Award sponsored by the American Craft Museum, NYC.
1998
Lecturer, Designer sand Social Responsibility, AWID, NYC.
Lecturer, Craft + Design: What’s the Difference, The American Craft Museum, NYC.
1992
Guest Juror, Table, Lamp & Chair Show, Portland, OR.
1991-1992
Board of Advisors for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC.

Grants, Awards and Honors:
2018
Erasmus Grant. Light4Health, initiated by Associate Professor Godley of Jefferson University and ITMO University of St Petersburg, Russia. Other partners include University of
Wolverhampton/UK, Aalborg University/Denmark, Hochschule Wismar/Germany, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology/Sweden. The key aim of LIGHT4HEALTH is to build higher education capacity for lighting design through teaching associated innovative physiological and psychological health research methods and findings, data collection and analysis skills,
design and digital competencies. The consortium will collaboratively create a trans-disciplinary teaching course on the topic of Physiological and Psychological Health Research for Lighting Design. 3-year timetable. Euro 450,000.
2016
Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education Award, $20,000 Grant to develop new lighting courses at Philadelphia University. Co-authored with James Doerfler, (Chair of Architecture), Lauren
Baumbach (Interior Design), and Matthew Gindelsparger (Architecture). The grant supported a new course developed by PhilaU faculty members James Doerfler, Lyn Godley, Lauren Baumbach and Mathew Gindlesparger, which will be the first of four courses leading to undergraduate and graduate lighting concentrations for architecture, industrial and interior design students.
2015
NCARB (National Council of Architecture Registration Board) Award, Project: Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Architecture Studio on Textile Material Strategy. Joint project with Philadelphia University Kihong Ku (Architecture) and Marcia Weiss (Textiles).
2013
Kickstarter campaign, The Enormous Potential of Fiber Optic Arts. Hit goal in 6 days. 201
Recipient of a Professional Development Grant, Philadelphia University.
2007
Inducted into Vermilion High School Hall of Fame. Vermilion, Ohio.
Nominated for New School’s Distinguished University Teaching Award, NYC
2004
Faculty Development Fund Grant Recipient, Parson School of Design.
1999
Nominated for Young Designer Award Brooklyn Museum of Art.
1995
Excellence in Design, Product Design Award, Accent on Design Show, NYC. 1990
Nominated for the NY Governor’s Award in Export by the NBDC.
1989
Excellence in Design, Product Design Award, Accent on Design Show, NYC. 1988
Excellence in Design, Booth Design Award, Accent on Design Show, NYC. 1989
Honorable Mention, Rolling Shelving Unit. ID Annual Design Review.

Continuing Education
2017
IES Lighting Educators Workshop, Intensive week-long lighting workshop run by the Illuminating Engineering Society, Philips Lighting Application Center.
Intermediate Lighting, 2 Day course at LightFair International 2017
Philips University, Monthly Educational Webinars on Lighting Industry Topics
2016
IES Fundamentals of Lighting, offered by the Philadelphia IES Chapter. Enrolled in and completed a ten-week course covering the basics of lighting design for the Interior Design/Architectural trade run by the Illumination Engineering Society.
Basic Lighting, 2 Day course at LightFair International 2016
LED Luminaire Design: Beyond the Basics, 1 Day course at LightFair International 2016

Professional Affiliations:
2017-18 Subscriber Member, Illuminating Engineering Society
2017-18 Member, Fresh Artists Board of Directors
2017-18 Member, ArtTable The Leadership Organization for Professional Women in the Visual Arts
2016 Member of Design and Youth Council, Fresh Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Affiliate of the International Association of Lighting Designer IALD
2015-18 Member, InLiquid
2015-18 Member, Americans for the Arts
2011-18 Member, American Alliance of Museums

Selected Clients:
SugarHouse Casino
MoMA Design Store
Sony
Goggleworks Center for the Arts
Time Warner + DC Comics
Nestle Corporation Entertainment TV
Geoffrey Beene
Jonathon Adler
Marcel Wanders + Ruben Cardenas
Barney’s NYC

Bibliography
Authored:
In Flight, Exhibition Catalog by Lyn Godley and Lucy Young, Sponsored and printed by MultiArt International, Cologne, Germany 2011.
Playing the Field: the art + design of Godley-Schwan, by Lyn Godley, Sponsored by Strawbridges + Hechts, Wilsonart. Printed by the Design Center at Philadelphia University, 2004.
David D’Imperio, Lighting catalog. Essay by Lyn Godley, 2005.

Bibliography

Authored:
In Flight, Exhibition Catalog by Lyn Godley and Lucy Young, Sponsored and printed by MultiArt International, Cologne, Germany 2011.
Playing the Field: the art + design of Godley-Schwan, by Lyn Godley, Sponsored by Strawbridges + Hechts, Wilsonart. Printed by the Design Center at Philadelphia University, 2004.
David D’Imperio, Lighting catalog. Essay by Lyn Godley, 2005.

Selected Reviews:
2018
Light and Language: A Writer’s Journey into Art, jeanspraker.com, by Jean Spraker, June 1, 2018.
20 Years After Launch, Curated Art Program at Philly International Airport Going Strong, WHYY.org, by Peter Crimmins. February 12, 2018
Exhibit Presents Stirring Examination of Mental Health Issues, SouthCoastToday.com, by Don Wilkinson. January 4, 2018

2017
PLDC 2017, Proceedings, Published by VIA-Verlag 2017.
Sooth Me, Wow Me: My Cross-Disciplinary, Multi-Personality Romance with Light, KISD.de, December 13, 2017
At the Philadelphia Airport: Experience Art Before Your Flight with these Installations, by Kim Mutella, InLiquid Blog. August 10, 2017.
Lyn Godley: SOAR, July 2017. PHL.org/ArtsPages
Lynchburg College Exhibit Explores Mental Health Through Art, by Emma Schkloven. Burg. Sep 14, 2016
Virginia MOCA Hosts a “Mindful” Panel Discussion and Community Resource Night on Mental Health, February 16, 2017, by  Virginia MOCA, ALTDaily.com.
Mindful is Engaging at MOCA, by Betsy DiJulio. Veer. February 14, 2017
Branching Out: New Art Exhibit at the Germantown Branch, January 6, 2017

2016
Urban Light by UW-Madison alum Godley installed in Philadelphia, University of Wisconsin-Madison – School of Education News, June 4, 2016.
SugarHouse Casino to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony Today, yogonet International, May 9, 2016
SugarHouse Casino to Cut Ribbon on $164 Million Expansion, Finance.yahoo.com, May 9, 2016.
Monday Unveiling for Philadelphia’s Revamped SugarHouse Casino, by Adam Morgan, World Casino Directory, May 6, 2016.
SugarHouse Casino to Cut Ribbon on $164 Million Expansion: 150,000 square-foot Expansion Culminates with New Games, Restaurants and Public Art, by Michael Tanenbaum, Philly Voice, May 5, 2016.
The Next Big Thing: Trendspotting for the Home and the Dinner Table, by Rachel Zimmerman, Home and Table Magazine, April/May 2016.
Newly Curated Showroom, IMBY beta (in my backyard), June 21, 2016, by Rick Gillete
Spring Highlights at FRG Objects and Design, HudsonAntiques.net, April 5, 2016.
‘Mindful’ Exhibition facilitates dialog about Mental Health through Artwork, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 15, 2016, by M. Thomas.
The Science of Beauty, limeSHIFT, February 17, 2016, by Nabila.
‘Mindful: Exploring mental Health Through Art’ Premiers at Pittsburgh’s Society for Contemporary Craft, Explores Mental Health Through the Lens of Contemporary Craft, by Marthe Weyandt, Huffington Post, February 25, 2016.
Out From the Darkness: An Exhibition Shines Light on Mental Illness, by Monica Moses, American Craft Council, February 15, 2016.
SugarHouse Casino to Light up the Night with New Urban Mural from Local Artist, by Jeff Shurilla, Business Wire, January 28, 2016.
At the SCC, A Wide-Ranging Show about Mental Health, by Lissa Brennan, Pittsburgh city paper, January 27,2016.

2015
SugarHouse Casino plans public arts display, film festival, Philly.Com, July 03, 2015, by Maria Panaritis

2014
Tech-Based Art Takes Over Rowan University Art Gallery,  www.njtvonline.org
Design Philadelpha: Lyn Godley’s Behind the Veil, Philadelphia Ticket Fly, October 2014.
Healing Light at Freyberger Gallery, Review of solo show by Ron Shira, Reading Eagle, 9/26/14.
Ford Museum presents Technically Impressive Work, by Joseph Becherer M-Live 9/24/2014
Kim Carson Reviews Artprize, WZZM Channel 13 news, Review of Lyn Godley’s entry. 10/1/14.
Freyberger Gallery presents Art of Light, by Marilyn Fox, Penn State Berks website 9/26/14.

2013
Thought Process: Linear Light for the Creative Arts, by Louis Brill for Professional Lighting Design. Summer 2013.
Kickstarting Fiber Optic Art, Review of L. Godley’s Kickstarter Project, Metropolis Magazine, 2013.

2012
Wired for Illumination, Television Interview, NAP Connection. Aired on Manhattan Cable, Drexel DUTV, and BCTV. Summer 2012

2011
Fliegende Vogel mit blinkenden Lampchen (Flying Birds with Flashing Lights), Review In Flight exhibit at Art68, Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Oct  2011
Ins helle Licht fliegen (Fly into the Bright Light), Review of In Flight exhibit at Art68, Kolnische Rundschau. Oct  22, 2011

2010
More Serious Business at the Fowler Center, Art Review, Northhampton Community College, the Morning Call, Sept 2010.
Art Review: Confronting Nature Conceptually, with Innovation at the Freedman Gallery, by Ron Shira, Reading Eagle, June 2010.
Exploring Visual Design, Lyn Godley profiled as an Industrial Designer in the latest revision of this popular textbook for middle-high school Art Education. By Dr. Marilyn Stewart. Sept 2010.
Looks Aren’t Everything: Rutgers-Camden symposium to Summon the Artists’ Voice, Rutgers Today, April 2010.
Design Icons, by Mehdi A. Fallah, published by University of Art, Tehran.

2009
The Staudenmeyer Years: a Homage to Pierre Staudenmeyer, A review of the over 800 designs Staudenmeyer edited through Neotu in Paris. Numerous designs by Lyn Godley and Lloyd Schwan were included in this collection, published by Editions Norma, Dec 2009.
Lighting Up the Arts, Kutztown University Tower Magazine, Winter 2009.
Solid-State offers a New Tool for The Art of Lighting, by Maggie Koerth-Baker, Architectural SSL, November 2009

2008
Goggleworks Light Sculpture to Brighten Downtown Reading, Reading Eagle, Sept 2008.
Industrial Designer Lyn Godley Visits the Art Institute of Philadelphia, AI News, Dec 2008.

2006
Brooklyn Style, A Brief History of Brooklyn Design, by Rima Suqi, New York Magazine, May 2006.

2005
Blobjects and Beyond, by Steven Skov Holt, Chronicle Books, 2005

2004
Dish; International Design for the Home, edited by Julie Stahl, and Susan Yelavich, published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.
The Design Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition by Mel Byers. Published by the Museum of Modern Art.

2003
10 Best New Glass Products, Glass: The Urban Glass Quarterly, No. 93, Page 30, Winter 03-04.
Elegance, Wit and Pop in a Quarter Century of American Design, The New York Times, Design Review, August 8, 2003
The Anti-Ikea Show. MSNBC News, Newsweek: Arts & Opinions. May 8, 2003

2002
In Your Space, by Jenette Kahn. Published by Abbeville Press. 2002
US Design 1975-2000, Introduction by Craig Miller. Show Catalog Denver Art Museum. Published by Prestel Verlag. 2002

2001
The Best Tables, Chairs and Lights: Innovation and Invention in Design for the Home, by Mel Byars. (Cover), Published by RotoVision SA. 2001
Lights Fantastic, New York Magazine, January 2001

2000
Defining Craft: Collecting for the New Millennium, Show Catalog, American Craft Museum 2000
Museum of Modern Art Profile on Terence Riley, Lyn Godley, and Karim Rashid, United Airlines U-Way (Japan), July 2000, Issue 7, Volume 1.

1997
50 Lights, Innovations in Design and Materials, by Mel Byers, Publisher RotoVision. 1997
Missive from Milan, Interior Design, July. 1997.

1996
The Design Encyclopedia, by Mel Byers. Published by the Museum of Modern Art. 1996.

1994
International Design Yearbook # 9, Edited by Ron Arad, 1994.

1993
Lyn Godley & Lloyd Schwan, Elle Decor (Italy), November, 1993. Wire Work by Lyn Godley, Architectural Record, Nov 1993

1991
International Furniture Design For The 90’s, By the Editors of PBC International, 1991.

1988-90
Product Design 4, By the Editors of ID Magazine 199, Product Design 3, by Joe Dolce & the Editors of ID, 1989, Product Design 2, by Sandra Edwards and the Editors of ID Magazine, 1988.

Godley-Schwan (1984-1998)

The design team of Godley-Schwan began in 1984 when Lyn Godley and her husband, Lloyd Schwan (1955-2001), began selling a small collection of costume jewelry. Between 1984 and 1998, the company would expand to include product design, furniture, lighting, and interior design; both residential and commercial. Clients have included the MoMA Design Store, the Geoffrey Beene flagship store, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s NY, DC Comics, Entertainment TV, and Sony. Smaller tabletop products have been shown at the New York Gift Fair where Godley-Schwan won awards for Excellence in Design in 1988, 1989 and again in 1995. Their furniture and lighting has been exhibited at the ICFF as well as Salone de Mobiliin Milan, Italy where in 1989 they were the first contemporary American design company to exhibit their work at Salone. Upon their return from Milan, Lyn Godley organized the “Furniture NY” organization in order to promote American design abroad and serve as a networking resource for New York based designers. In 1990 Godley-Scwan was nominated for the NY State Governor’s Award for Achievement in Exporting.

In 1998 the Crinkle Lamp was accepted into the permanent collection at the Modern Museum of Art.  Godley-Schwan designs are also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art & Design and the Denver Art Museum. Their work has been exhibited and published in over 14 countries around the world, and now can be found at numerous 20th Century Design auctions.

A retrospective of the work of Godley-Schwan opened in the fall of 2004 at The Design Center in Philadelphia. An accompanying exhibit catalog, Playing the Field: the art + design of Godley-Schwan, tells the story of the history of the design team. For information on the ebook format, contact Lyn Godley Design Studio.

View the Godley-Schwan image gallery.

Contact

Lyn Godley Design Studio, LLC
3502 Scotts Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19129
610-703-3218

lyn@lyngodley.com