Whitney Lynn. Photo: Sangram Majumdar.
Whitney Lynn. Photo: Sangram Majumdar.<1 of 1>

Artist Fellow

Whitney Lynn

Whitney Lynn (b. 1980, Williams Air Force Base, AZ) is an artist currently based between Seattle and Miami. After studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Lynn received her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Working across spatial-, object-, and time-based platforms, Lynn has produced performances at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the de Young Museum, and SFMOMA; screened videos at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Exit Art, and El Espacio 23; participated in group exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and Torrance Art Museum; was an Artist-in-Residence at The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, and the Internet Archive; and designed public artworks for the San Diego International Airport, alongside the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle, and on bus bench billboards across Miami. A long-time educator, she is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and previously held faculty appointments at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the San Francisco Art Institute. 

Lynn’s work examines the role of images in the construction of power, illusion and desire. In a process akin to collage, she re-frames existing material, splicing together historical myths, canonical lures, and tropes from popular culture. Using repetition as a strategy to confront the seduction of familiarity, her work produces a double take, a chance to reconsider.

Lynn joined Black Cube's Artist Fellowship program in 2023.