Linda Infante Lyons

2020 Fellowship AwardVisual Arts2016 Fellowship AwardVisual Arts2013 Project AwardVisual ArtsAward Amount: $7,500

About the artist

Infante Lyons was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her family is from Kodiak and is of Alutiiq heritage. She earned a degree in biology at Whitman College, WA and studied art in Chile at the Vina del Mar School of Fine Arts. Her paintings and photography can be found in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the UAF Museum of the North, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank and the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak.

She was awarded a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship in 2016, as well as a Ramuson Individual Project Award in 2013. She has received various grants including an Atwood Foundation grant to paint an exterior mural in the community of Mountain View. She teaches painting workshops throughout the state and is active in the Alaska State Council on the Art’s Artist in Schools program, creating collaborative art with local and rural school children.

Infante Lyons was a 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Fellow as artist in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico and was artist in residence at Meyer Studios in Munich, Germany and Denali National Park and Preserve. She currently resides in Anchorage and shares a studio in Mountain View with her husband, artist Graham Dane.

2020 Fellowship Award

Infante Lyons incorporates sacred elements from Sugpiaq, or Alutiiq, and Russian traditions in her iconic portraits and Alaska landscape paintings. She will create a new body of work celebrating the strength and spiritual power of contemporary rural Alaska Native youth.

2016 Fellowship Award

Infant Lyons will explore ways to link art projects that address social issues.

2013 Project Award

The artist intends to acquire studio equipment and improve her workspace.

Artwork by Linda Infante Lyons

This art was purchased through the Alaska Art Fund managed by Museums Alaska.