BIO | CV
Whitney Lynn is an artist who works across a wide range of media to address the role of images in the construction of myth, illusion and desire. Her projects mine material culture, inviting consideration of the past’s influence on the present, and the precarious nature, or mutability, of meaning.
Lynn’s work has been shown at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the San Jose Institute Institute of Contemporary Art; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She has produced public art for the San Diego International Airport, alongside the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle, and on bus bench billboards across Miami. She was an artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum (2017), the Internet Archive (2019), and The Neon Museum, Las Vegas (2016); her forthcoming video installation, Time Kills, will be exhibited as a component of her 2023 residency at the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. Lynn’s work has appeared in numerous media outlets including The Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Las Vegas Review-Journal, KQED Arts, KNPR Radio, and TRT World, Turkish national public broadcasting.
Born on a military base in Arizona, Lynn attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, received a BFA in Sculpture + Extended from Virginia Commonwealth University, and MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Chair of Interdisciplinary Visual Art at the University of Washington and previously taught at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works between Miami and Seattle.
︎ Miami, FL
︎ Seattle, WA