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Lynn Rubenzer explores the mystical underpinnings of the urban landscape in her celebrated portraits of San Francisco. Steeped in the lyricism of the city’s famed architecture and soft coastal light, Lynn’s large-scale oil paintings aim to capture the manifestation of humanity in architecture with San Francisco’s unique balance of elegance and quirk.

Awarded Critic’s Choice by San Francisco Magazine for her portraits of San Francisco, Lynn has exhibited her work at Stanford University, San Francisco City Hall, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, as well as art galleries, private salons, distinguished non-profits and local haunts. In addition to painting, Lynn creates art installations for storefront windows [as a rule, almost entirely from recycled materials and a glue gun], most notably 826 Valencia’s The Pirate Supply Store, a non-profit writing center in the Mission founded by author Dave Eggers. 

In 2015, Lynn completed her first large-scale mural on the front exterior of San Francisco's arts complex The Midway SF. Most recently, she painted "18th & Dolores," a 4x13foot site-specific portrait of the Dolores Park neighborhood permanently installed at San Francisco's Bi-Rite Creamery on 18th Street.

Based in San Francisco, Lynn paints full-time at her Hunters Point Shipyard studio which she opens to the public twice a year [Spring and Fall Open Studios] to share her latest work.



San Francisco Magazine, 2005

BEST OF THE BAY: Editor's Choice Award:

Lynn Rubenzer / "Best Rooms With A View Framed On A Wall"

COVER, Where Magazine, 2012


HPS ArtGuide, 2007

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"The Mission Through One Man's Windows On Valencia"

Featuring "Bird In Hand", one of my storefront installations on Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. Read article here => MissionLocal.org

COVER Art, novel

"All Night Movie" by Alicia Borinsky

Northwestern University Press

1 minute VIDEO, work-in-progress, June 2013

"Subterranea", a 10foot, site-specific portrait painting located at San Francisco music venue, Viracocha. Promo video created for Open Studios 2013.

Filmed by Audrey Daniel