GOOD GIRL, Tattooed and petrified grapefruit, dimensions unstable, 2018
Whitney Lynn is an interdisciplinary 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 has presented 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; Centro Bahía, Cuba; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Lynn has produced large-scale public art for the San Diego International Airport, and the Seattle Office of Arts in Culture, and is currently working on a bus bench billboard series that will be on display throughout Miami.
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.