Whitney Lynn works across a wide range of media to explore the role of images in the construction of myth, illusion, power and desire. Recent investigations examine the archetype of the femme fatale, the subversive potential of floral art, perceptual traps, and shifting depictions of forbidden knowledge.
Lynn has exhibited internationally at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Torrance Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and CCA Wattis Institute. She has created site-responsive public art for the San Diego International Airport, alongside the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle, in the City of Reno's City Hall lobby, and in the form of bus bench billboards throughout Miami. She was the first National Artist-in-Residence at The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, and also an artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum and the Internet Archive. She is currently a Black Cube Artist Fellow and in the process of completing her first narrative film, Crocodile Tears.
Lynn started teaching at the University of Washington in 2018. She previously taught at Stanford University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley.