Lyn Carter was born in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her undergraduate work in Textile Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1978 and in 1994 completed a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from York University in Toronto. She has also completed studies at the Banff Centre of Fine Arts, Alberta. She is a sculptor and uses textile as a primary medium. Since 1986, Carter has exhibited her work extensively across Canada including solo shows at Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal ; Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ; Red Head Gallery, Toronto ; Peak Gallery, Toronto and the White Water Gallery in North Bay . Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Gallery Stratford ; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham ; Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto ; Art in General Gallery, New York; The Winchester Gallery , England ; Edmonton Art Gallery ; Kitchener / Waterloo Art Gallery; and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Carter is an active educator, writer and lecturer on the visual arts. She currently lives and works in Orton, Ontario.