Whitney Lynn employs expanded forms of sculpture, performance, photography, video, and drawing in her project-based work. Mining cultural and political histories, she reframes familiar narratives to question dynamics of power. Recent investigations examine the archetype of the femme fatale, perceptual traps, and the subversive potential of floral art.
Lynn's work has been exhibited internationally, at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the de Young Museum, in San Francisco; Centro Bahía and Estudio 8, in Cuba; Exit Art, New York; and The Neon Museum, Las Vegas. 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. She is currently working on a large-scale project that will be installed alongside the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle.
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.