Whitney Lynn is a multimedia artist who explores the role of images in the construction of myth, illusion and desire. She employs expanded forms of sculpture, performance, photography, and drawing in her project-based work. Mining cultural and political histories, she reframes familiar narratives to question dynamics of power. Recent projects have investigated the archetype of the femme fatale, perceptual traps, and the subversive potential of floral art.
Lynn's work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Torrance Art Museum; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver; and Exit Art, New York. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Internet Archive and previously completed project residencies at the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017) and The Neon Museum, Las Vegas (2016). She has created site-responsive public art for the San Diego International Airport, the San Francisco War Memorial Building, and the City of Reno City Hall Lobby. Lynn currently teaches at the University of Washington. She previously taught at Stanford University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley.
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