Lyndal Osborne was born in Newcastle, Australia. She studied at the National Art School in Sydney and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Since 1971, Osborne has been based in Edmonton, and is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta.
Osborne has been exhibiting in Canada and internationally since the early 1970s and has shown in over 350 exhibitions. Her installation work speaks of the forces of transformation within nature, as well as commenting upon pressing issues relating to the environment.
In her recent work Osborne has focused on an examination of the issues of genetically modified organisms for subject matter. Her work is represented in numerous Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include Dunlop Gallery, Regina, 2010, Penticton Art Gallery, 2009, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2008 and Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Kitchener, 2008.
Currently, Lyndal Osborne has work in the exhibition Cereal Gen at the U of L Art Gallery.