Whitney Lynn works across a wide range of media to explore the role of images in the construction of myth, illusion and desire. Drawing on autobiographical, popular media and historical sources, her work often reframes familiar narratives in an effort to question dynamics of power. Resisting simple classification, the form of Lynn’s work readily shifts -- from sculpture, to drawing, to large-scale public projects, to collaborations, to performances for the camera. Invested in highlighting the problems of perception, Lynn’s work is committed to the subversive potential of art.

Lynn has exhibited her work internationally at venues including the de Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco; The Neon Museum, Las Vegas; Exit Art, New York; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has created site-responsive public art for the San Diego International Airport, the City of Reno’s City Hall lobby, and alongside the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle. She is currently working on a series of bus bench billboards that will be displayed throughout Miami.

Lynn’s work has been featured and reviewed in BOMB Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Denver Post, KQED Arts, Las Vegas Weekly and KNPR radio, among others. 

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. After working for many years in San Francisco, she currently splits her time between Miami and Seattle, maintaining a studio in both locales, while teaching at the University of Washington, where she is Chair of Interdisciplinary Visual Art.

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