Lynne Golob Gelfman grew up in New York. She lived in Bogotá, Colombia as an American Field Service student in 1961, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1966 and the School of the Arts, Columbia University, MFA in 1968. She taught art at the Dalton School from 1968 until 1972, the year that she and her husband moved to Miami and started a flower farm outside of Bogotá. Gelfman continued teaching at institutions in South Florida such as at Florida International University, University of Miami, Miami Dade College and especially at a museum school where Arnold Lehman was the Museum Director. He gave Gelfman her first solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in 1974.
Since then she has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. Recent selected solo exhibitions include scapes at the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum, FIU (2012); sand at Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery (2012); between at Carol Jazzar Gallery (2010); water/clouds/sand at Luminaire X (2009) and react at Fredric Snitzer Gallery (2006). Her work is included in many prominent private and corporate collections as well in the permanent collections of museums such as the Miami Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Current projects include a book with an essay by Judith Rodenbeck. Gelfman lives and works in Miami.