Whitney Lynn, Spring 2018

Whitney Lynn is a multimedia artist who explores the role of images in the construction of myth, illusion and desire. Employing expanded forms of sculpture, drawing, photography, performance and video, her work is often site-specific and focuses attention on ways in which history impacts the present. Lynn is currently completing a site-specific installation for the San Diego International Airport, was recently an Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017), and the first National Artist-in-Residence at The Neon Museum, Las Vegas (2016). Additional recent projects include After The Fall, a solo exhibition reconsidering historical representations of women at Bass & Reiner, San Francisco (2017); Brats (Formation), a series of sculptural interventions on decommissioned military sites (2014-17); and Searching for Diogenes, an installation and 3-part performance surveying the legacy of Diogenes the Cynic at Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, San Francisco (2014). Lynn previously led the interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts program at Stanford University and has taught in the New Genres program at the San Francisco Art Institute since 2010.