GOOD GIRL, Tattooed and petrified grapefruit, dimensions unstable, 2018
Whitney Lynn is an artist whose work includes sculpture, video, performance, photography, drawing and public projects. Mining material culture, Lynn extracts and reframes familiar narratives, examining embedded symbolism and questioning dynamics of power. Lynn’s work has recently received support from the Mellon Foundation and Kreielsheimer Foundation, and she was awarded project residencies at the de Young Museum, the Internet Archive, and The Neon Museum, Las Vegas. She has produced public art for the San Diego International Airport and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and exhibited projects at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA, the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, and Catharine Clark Gallery in the SF Bay Area; Exit Art, New York; RedLine, Denver; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Born on an Air Force Base in Arizona, Lynn attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, received her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. She currently splits her time between Miami and Seattle and is the Chair of Interdisciplinary Visual Art at the University of Washington.