Lynnette Astaire is a visual and performing artist from the United States.
Born of African, French, and Native American descent, Lynnette Astaire’s early years were divided between South Carolina and Chicago where she was classically trained in music and ballet. She began to pursue her artistic career at 16 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
While earning a BFA in Photography from New York City’s School of Visual Arts, Lynnette began her career shooting art, fashion and celebrity projects for clients such as Simon and Schuster Publishing, Vibe Magazine and the Village Voice.
Since graduating in 2005, her artwork for charitable projects such as charity:water has been featured in the windows of Saks 5th Avenue, CNN, and CBS. Her mentorship work with the Marwen Foundation has helped to inspire a new generation of artists.
Lynnette and her work have been featured in Italian newspaper la Repubblica Italy as well as profiles by UK culture magazine Dazed and Confused. Her edgy fashion sense has caught the attention of critics from Second City Style to New York Magazine.
She is currently involved in several creative projects in development including a travel show, Take Me Out and exhibiting her new landscape series “No Man is an Island.” She is a regular contributor to the Pepsi’s women’s initiative and is the Creative Director of CY Magazine, a new international culture publication.
(photo: Emma Arnold for Tres Awesome)