WHITNEY LYNN


UPCOMING:
From the Tower: Transmission | San Francisco Art Institute
Livestream Screening 9PM PST October 23, 2020


MULTIPLES & PRINTS:
> Open-Editions
> Catharine Clark Gallery
> Auxiliary Projects























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WHITNEY LYNN (b. 1980, Williams Air Force Base)

EDUCATION
2007  MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres
2004  BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sculpture + Extended Media
1998-99  San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Music Performance


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020  The Siren, Catharine Clark Gallery, Media Room, San Francisco, CA
2019  Sirens, Silencers, Mufflers and Mutes, Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017  Tools and Implements, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017  After The Fall, Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016  A Matter of Perspective, The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV
2016  Sirens, Auxiliary Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Searching for Diogenes, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2014  You Get What You Get, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA
2012  Involuntary Sculptures, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010  Doug (Event Recorders), Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2021  Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle, WA (upcoming Feb. '21)
2018  Not Seeing is a Flower, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA
2016  Memorial Bouquet, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco, CA
2012  Timing is Everything, City Hall Lobby, Reno, NV

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020  From the Tower: Transmission, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2020  Invincible Summer, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2020  Remote Access, Catharine Clark Gallery (online video screening in response to COVID-19)
2019  Bahía a Bahía, Two-Person Exhibition, Centro Bahía, Regla, Cuba
2019  Internet Archive Residency Exhibition, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA
2018  Dressed, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
2018  Neon AIR: Radiant Residents, Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2018  Feel and Rhythms, White Columns Online, curated by Ashton Cooper
2018  Figure of Speech, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA
2018  Shhh..., Arts + Literature Lab, Madison, WI
2017  Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2017  The Art Book Show, Bas
s & Reiner, San Francisco, CA
2016  Not Alone, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016  Mediated: An Urban Projection Event, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
2016  Greeks for Greece, Figure One Gallery, Champaigne, IL
2016  Bizarre Bazaar, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, curated by Michael Arcega
2015  Play Grounds, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO
2015  Front Yard/Backstreet, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2015  Ephemeral Objects, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2015  The Gold Standard, VCU Depot Gallery, Richmond, VA
2014  Prep School, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (catalogue)
2014  5 Year Anniversary, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014  The Long Conversation, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2013  The Temporary Institute of Emancipated Objects, RMCAD Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO
2013  See You Next Tuesday, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2013  Device, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA
2012  Here, There and Elsewhere: Assembling Communites, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2012  Strange Loop, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2012  De-Mobbing, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2011  Transient, Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
2011  Negative Space, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2011  Zombie-Proof House, di Rosa, Napa, CA
2011  Apocalypse Party, SPAD, Oakland, CA (di Rosa satellite video exhibition)
2011  God Only Knows Who the Audience Is, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2010  Teen Age: You Just Don’t Understand, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010  Golden State, RVCA/VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010  Print Summit: Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2009  Bellwether, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
2009  Z-axis, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009  Pulse, (Patricia Sweetow Gallery), Miami, FL
2009  Midnight Snacks, No Globe, Brooklyn, NY
2008  Mystery Ball, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2008  Make Do, Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008  The Sky is Falling, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
2008  Shape, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007  The Art of Craft/The Craft of Art, CCA Irwin Center, Oakland, CA

2007  The Gun Show, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2007  Vernissage, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
2006  Terror?, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2006  Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY
2006  Security, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004  The Presidency, Exit Art, New York, NY
2004  On Message: Art for our Time, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA
2004  Pulse 2004, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2019 Objectos Imposibles, Estudio 8, Havana, Cuba (with Tony Labat)
2017 Electric Architecture, SFAI, San Francisco, CA (with Tony Labat)
2004 Fluff My Pillow, Inns of Virginia, Richmond, VA (with Diane Derr)
2003 Consumption Carnival, Polkadot Gallery, Richmond, VA (with Diane Derr and Virginia Samsel)

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2017 Deceptive Actions, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2016 Mistaken Impressions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2015 Rummage, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 site_specific, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2009 Retractions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2008 Decoy, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA

SELECTED COMMUNITY PROJECTS/(PERFORMANCE) WORKSHOPS
2017 Decoy Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2009 DIY Survivalist Training Workshop in conjunction with Bellwether, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Attempt (Sno-Kone Quinzee) as part of The Temporary Institute of Emancipated Objects, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO
2013 El Porvenir/What’s to Come, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (video)
2013Brats (Formation) Response, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2012 Position 1 (Sitting Pretty), Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2008 Public Interventions, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES
2019  Artist-in-Residence, Internet Archive
2019  One Roll Residency, LightSource SF, San Francisco, CA
2018  Wyckoff Milliman Grant, University of Washington
2017  Artist-in-Residence, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017  Tosa Award, Finalist
2016  National Artist-in-Residence, The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV
2012  Kress Project Winner, Georgia Museum of Art
2007  Travel Grant, College Art Association
2006  Gulnar Bosch Travel Award, Southeastern College Art Conference
2003  Dean's Award Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University
1998  Award of Merit, Wednesday Morning Music Club

SELECTED PRESS
Hall W. Rockefeller, “Women of the Pacific Northwest: Whitney Lynn,” less than half, June 29, 2020
Elif Bereketli, Interview, TRT World, Istanbul, Turkey, May 20, 2020
Fiona Ye, "‘Meaning is not embedded’: Artist and professor Whitney Lynn engages with hidden narratives in Zoom lecture," The Daily, April 17, 2020
"2019 Internet Archive Artist in Residence - Whitney Lynn" produced by Internet Archive, 2019
Charles Desmarais, "Sirens, Silencers, Mufflers, and Mutes," San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2019
"OEUVRE UNLIMITED: Whitney Lynn" video portrait by ACHIEVE podcast, 2019
Lara Shalson, Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960, Cambridge University Press, 2018. 183.
Sarah Hotchkiss, “How to Start a Year of Bay Area Art Off Right,” KQED Arts, Jan. 4, 2018
Jeffrey Edalatpour, “Gone But Not Forgotten,” Metro Active, July 5, 2017
Louis Vargas, “Episode 14: Whitney Lynn,”The art(Scene) Podcast, Feb. 23, 2017
Kathleen Dixon, “After the Fall,” San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 8, 2017
Sarah Hotchkiss, “Uplifting Art for Uncertain Times,” KQED Arts, Sept. 6, 2016
Kristen Peterson, “Biblical Temptresses In Neon: San Francisco-Based Whitney Lynn Looks At Las Vegas In The Larger Context Of Time,” Las Vegas Weekly, June 29, 2016
Fred Wasser, “Las Vegas: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?,” KNPR RADIO, June 29, 2016
Sarah Corsa, “Artist explores ‘industry of fantasy’ in Las Vegas,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 4, 2016
Charles Demarais, “Make no mistake, catch latest Root Division exhibit,” SF Chronicle, Jan. 27, 2016
Kimberly Chun, “‘Mistaken Impressions’ explores the inspiration of trash,” SF Chronicle, Jan. 6, 2016
Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, “Change: ‘The Gold Standard’ examines the work of VCU graduates from the last 10 years,” Style Weekly, July 28, 2015
Ray Mark Rinaldi, “Art that invites you to ‘play’ and see the world now,” The Denver Post, June 21, 2015
McClintock, Andrew, “Picks: Rummage at Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn,” SFAQ, June 6, 2015
Shannon Geis, “Explore the Art of the Garage Sale at Open Source Gallery,” South Slope News, June 1, 2015
The Kress Project, Georgia Museum of Art, 2013
Susan Froyd, “Art is All Around,” Denver Westword, Jan. 24, 2013
Christian L. Frock, “De-Mobbing Invests in Different Futures at Headlands Center for the Arts,” KQED Arts, Feb. 23, 2012
Kara Q. Smith, “With Involuntary Sculptures,” ArtSlant, Jan. 10, 2012
Bean Gilsdorf, “Intersections and Boundaries: Interview with Whitney Lynn,” Daily Serving, Jan. 12, 2012
Liz Glass, “The Lure of Disaster,” Artslant, Sept. 20, 2011
Matt Sussman, “Just Say No,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, Aug. 8, 2011
Michele Carlson, “Zombie-Proof House,” Art Practical, June 28, 2011
"A ‘Zombie Proof House’ at di Rosa explores hope and fear," Napa Valley Register, June 15, 2011
Matt Sussman, “TV Eye: Anxiety of Influence and Bleak Portraiture,” SF Bay Guardian, May 3, 2011
Liz Glass, “On the ‘Attempt’,” Artslant, May 3, 2011
Aimee Le Duc, “God Only Knows Who The Audience Is,” KQED Arts, May 3, 2011
Heidi J. De Vries, “God Only Knows Who The Audience Is,” Engineer’s Daughter, April 28, 2011
Manish Vora, “San Francisco Gallery Hop,” Artlog, Sept. 20, 2010
Matt Sussman, “Totally wired,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, Sept. 14, 2010
Tonya Warner, “Bellwether,” Percolator Magazine, Nov/Dec 2009
Kenneth Baker, “‘Bellwether’ is Southern Exposure’s latest,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 17, 2009
Nirmala Nataraj, “‘Bellwether’: Uncertainty’s artistic promise,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 15, 2009
Hiya Swanhuyser, “Under Exposure’s Spell,” SF Weekly, Oct. 15, 2009
Traci Vogel, “Harpoons and Harbingers,” SF Weekly, Aug. 31, 2009
Kenneth Baker, “Fall Arts Preview,” San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 30, 2009
Johnny Ray Huston, “Fall Arts Preview,” SF Bay Guardian, Aug. 26, 2009
David Buuck, “‘Retractions’ at Root Division,” Artweek, March 2009
Victoria Gannon, “Retractions,” KQED Arts, Jan. 17, 2009
Mary Eisenhart, “Last chance: ‘Retractions’,” SF Chronicle, Jan. 15, 2009
Rebekah Drysdale, “Whitney Lynn,” Daily Serving, Aug. 14, 2008
Rachel Swan, “Critics Choice: Shape,” East Bay Express, Feb. 20, 2008
Lea Feinsten, “Terror?,” SF Weekly, Oct. 25, 2006
Nirmala Nataraj, “Terror at the Intersection: The Breadth of What We Fear,” SF Station, Oct. 12, 2006
Steven L. Jones, “Loud and Clear: Finally, an art show gets political,” Style Weekly, Sept. 29, 2004

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR/CONTRIBUTOR/EDITOR
-V-E-N-T-R-I-L-O-Q-U-I-S-T- Issue 4: Flipbooks (upcoming -- Fall 2020)
-V-E-N-T-R-I-L-O-Q-U-I-S-T- Issue 3: One Hour Photo
, Dec. 2015
-V-E-N-T-R-I-L-O-Q-U-I-S-T- Issue 2: Coloring Book, Sept. 2015
-V-E-N-T-R-I-L-O-Q-U-I-S-T- Issue 1: Performance, Dec. 2014
“Howard Fried: The Decomposition of My Mother’s Wardrobe at The Box,” Daily Serving, Dec. 17, 2014
"DIY Survival Kit," The Present Group, Issue 12, Fall 2009
Anna Novakov, ed. 24: Innovative Pedagogical Exercises for the Classroom, Center for Creative Pedagogy, Saint Mary’s College of California, 2008

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS & PRESENTATIONS
2020  University of Delaware, Artist Talk, Newark, DE (POSTPONED - COVID-19)
2020  San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Lecture Series, S
an Francisco, CA (CANCELED)
2019  San Francisco Art Institute, Guest Visit: New Genres I, San Francisco, CA
2018  Florida State University, Artist Talk, Tallahassee, FL
2017  San Francisco State University, Guest Artist: Object Cultures & Thing Theory, San Francisco, CA
2017  SMFA at Tufts, Artist Talk, Boston, MA
2017  San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Talk: Contemporary Practice, San Francisco, CA
2016  The Neon Museum, Artist Talk, Las Vegas, NV
2014  Torrance Art Museum
, Panelist, Prep School, Torrance, CA
2013  San Francisco State University, Guest Artist: Art as Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Studio Experiences, San Francisco, CA
2013  RMCAD,
Visiting Artist, Scholar & Designer Program, Panelist, Beg, Borrow and Steal: Four Contemporary Views on Failure, Denver, CO
2012  Sonoma State University, Artist Talk, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Rohnert Park, CA
2012  Kadist, Artist Presenter, Presente, Presente, Presente!, San Francisco, CA
2012  Mills College, Guest Artist: Intermediate Photography, Oakland, CA
2011  Queens Nails Projects, Artist Presenter, QNA Lab, San Francisco, CA
2010  Dominican University, Guest Artist: Advanced Drawing, San Rafael, CA
2010  Mid-America College Art Association/SECAC, Panelist, Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Photography, Richmond, VA
2010  San Francisco Art Institute, Guest Artist: Visual Translations, San Francisco, CA
2009  UC Berkeley, Guest Artist: Sculpture/Social Practice, Department of Art Practice, Berkeley, CA
2009  Southern Exposure, Performance/Lecture, Survival Training Workshop, San Francisco, CA
2009  College Art Association, Panelist, Artists, Technology, Landscape, Los Angeles, CA
2009  San Francisco Art Institute, Guest Artist: Visual Translations, San Francisco, CA
2008  Southeastern College Art Conference, Panel Chair, The Art of a 'Practice', New Orleans, LA
2008  Art Institute of California, Artist Talk: Graphic Design Lecture Series, Sunnyvale, CA
2008  Saint Mary’s College of California, Guest Artist: Sustainable Art, Moraga, CA
2007  Saint Mary’s College of California, Guest Artist: Art in the Public Realm, Moraga, CA
2006  Mid-America College Art Association/SECAC Conference, Panelist, Artists' Respond to War, Nashville, TN
2004  University of Mary Washington, Guest Artist: Beginning Video, Fredericksburg, VA

COLLECTIONS
The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Private collections in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Havana, Barcelona and Göteborg

TEACHING
2018 --  Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2017-18  Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2014-17  Lecturer (full-time), Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2010-18  Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2013-15  Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2012  Adjunct Professor, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
2009-14  Lecturer, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
2009  Visiting Lecturer, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA



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