WHITNEY LYNN   WHITNEY LYNN | VISUAL ART

EDUCATION
2007 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres
2004 BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sculpture + Extended Media
1999 San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Music Performance

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming)
2014 You Get What You Get, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA
2012 Sculptures Involontaires, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2012 Timing is Everything, City Hall Lobby, Reno, NV (Public Art)
2010 Doug, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
2015 Play Grounds, Redline, Denver, CO (upcoming)

2014 Disruption, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (curated by Bean Gilsdorf)
2014 Prep School, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2014 Herradura Barrel Art Collection, Public Works, San Francisco, CA
2014 Whitney Biennial, Bean Gilsdorf Living History Museum, San Francisco, CA
2014 MAS ATTACK: SFO, Studio 17, San Francisco, CA

2014 5 Year Anniversary, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 The Long Conversation, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Temporary Institute of Emancipated Objects, RMCAD Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO
2013 See You Next Tuesday, Portland State University, Portland, OR (curated by Jennifer Locke)
2013 Brats (Formation) Response, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2013 Device, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA
2013 10 Years: Alumni Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2012 Here, There and Elsewhere: Assembling Communites, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2012 Strange Loop, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2012 ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2012 De-Mobbing, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2011 Transient, Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
2011 Negative Space, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2011 Zombie-Proof House, di Rosa, Napa, CA
2011 LIVINGROOM.O, Kadist, San Francisco, CA
2011 Apocalypse Party, SPAD, Oakland, CA (di Rosa satellite video exhibition)
2011 God Only Knows Who the Audience Is, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA                  

2010 Teen Age: You Just Don’t Understand, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2010 01SJ Biennial parallel program)
2010 Shadowshop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (curated project by Stephanie Syjuco)
2010 Golden State, RVCA/VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Print Summit: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, East Carolina University School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC

2009 Bellwether, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA 
2009  Z-axis, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009  Midnight Snacks, No Globe, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Mystery Ball, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2008 NaturalSynthetics, Adaptive Path, San Francisco, CA
2008 Make Do, Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Decoy, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 The Sky is Falling, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
2008 Shape, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007  The Art of Craft/The Craft of Art, CCA Irwin Center, Oakland, CA
2007 The Big Tiny, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA
2007 The Gun Show, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2007 Vernissage, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2006 Terror?, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2006 Stock, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY
2006 Security, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005 Close Encounters, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 The Presidency, Exit Art, New York, NY
2004 On Message: Art for our Time, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA
2004 Pulse 2004, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2003 Art Club, Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA
Consumption Carnival, Polkadot Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002  …tion, Polkadot Gallery, Richmond, VA
Matchbox/Shoebox, Bradford Gallery, Richmond, VA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Susan Froyd, Art is All Around, Denver Westword, Jan. 24, 2013
Christian L. Frock, De-Mobbing Invests in Different Futures at the Headlands Center for the Arts, KQED, Feb. 23, 2012
Bean Gilsdorf, Intersections and Boundaries: Interview with Whitney Lynn, Daily Serving, Jan. 12, 2012
Kara Q. Smith, With Involuntary Sculptures, ArtSlant, Jan. 10, 2012
Liz Glass, The Lure of Disaster, Artslant, Sept. 20, 2011
Matt Sussman, Just Say No: "Negative Space" at Steven Wolf Fine Arts transforms pessimism into something unexpected, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Aug. 2, 2011
Michele Carlson, Zombie-Proof House, Art Practical, June 28, 2011
Matt Sussman, TV Eye: Anxiety of Influence and Bleak Portraiture at CCA and Romer Young, San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 3, 2011
Liz Glass, On the “Attempt”, Artslant, May 3, 2011
Aimee Le Duc, God Only Knows Who The Audience Is, KQED, May 3, 2011
Heidi J. De Vries, God Only Knows Who The Audience Is, Engineer’s Daugher, April 28, 2011
Manish Vora, San Francisco Gallery Hop, Artlog, Sept. 20, 2010
RL Tillman, Print Summit 2010, Printeresting, Sept. 19, 2010
Matt Sussman, Totally wired, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Sept. 14, 2010
Tonya Warner, Bellwether, Percolator Magazine, Nov/Dec 2009
Kenneth Baker, ‘Bellwether’ is Southern Exposure’s latest, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 17, 2009
Nirmala Nataraj, ‘Bellwether’: Uncertainty’s artistic promise, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 15, 2009
Hiya Swanhuyser, Under Exposure’s Spell, SF Weekly, Oct. 15, 2009
Traci Vogel, Harpoons and Harbingers, SF Weekly, Aug. 31, 2009
Kenneth Baker, Fall Arts Preview, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 30, 2009
Johnny Ray Huston, Fall Arts Preview, San Franicsco Bay Guardian, Aug. 26, 2009
David Buuck, ‘Retractions’ at Root Division, Artweek, March 2009
Victoria Gannon, Retractions, KQED Arts, Jan. 17, 2009
Mary Eisenhart, Last chance: ‘Retractions’, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 15, 2009
Rebekah Drysdale, Whitney Lynn, Daily Serving, Aug. 14, 2008
Kwan Booth, The Oakland Weekend, Oakbook, May 23, 2008
Kwan Booth, Featured Event: Decoy, O-Scene, May 23, 2008
Elizabeth Nicholaou, Interview with Whitney Lynn, Libby’s Niche, April 23, 2008
Rachel Swan, Critics Choice: Shape, East Bay Express, Feb. 20, 2008
Christine Wong Yap, SFAI Graduate Exhibition, R+D, May 28, 2007 Lea Feinsten, Terror?, SF Weekly, Oct. 25, 2006
Nirmala Nataraj, Terror at the Intersection: The Breadth of What We Fear, SF Station, Oct. 12, 2006
Roberta Smith, Art in Review (Studio Visit), New York Times, Feb. 24, 2006
Ken Johnson, Art in Review (The Presidency), New York Times, Oct. 22, 2004
Steven L. Jones, Loud and Clear: Finally, an art show gets political, Style Weekly, Sept. 29, 2004
Bill Tolbert, Picked to Pluck, Virginia Gazette, Dec. 15, 1997

PUBLICATIONS
2014 Prep School, Torrance Art Museum (exhibition catalogue)
2013 The Kress Project, Georgia Museum of Art (exhibition catalogue)
2013 10 Year Anniversary, Root Division (exhibition catalogue)
2009 DIY Survival Kit, limited edition multiple, The Present Group
2009 Bellwether, Southern Exposure (exhibition catalogue)
2008 Another Country, limited edition book, RAH Publications
2008 24: Innovative Pedagogical Exercises for the Classroom, Anna Novakov, ed.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES/PANELS//WORKSHOPS
2014 Torrance Art Museum, Panel in conjunction with the exhibition Prep School, Torrance, CA
2013 San Francisco State University, Teaching Lab, Artist Lecture, Exhibition, Participation in Student Critiques, San Francisco, CA
2013 RMCAD, Visiting Artist, Scholar & Designer Program, Panelist: Beg, Borrow & Steal: 4 Contemporary Views on Failure, Denver, CO
2012 Sonoma State University, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Artist Lecture, Rohnert Park, CA
2012 Kadist, Presente, Presente, Presente!, Artist Presentation: Act (Alteración), San Francisco, CA
2012 Mills College, Artist Lecture, Oakland, CA
2011 Queens Nails Projects, QNA Lab, Artist Presentation: Act development, San Francisco, CA
2010 Dominican University, Artist Lecture, San Rafael, CA
2010 Mid-America College Art Association/SECAC, Panelist: Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Photography, Richmond, VA
2010 San Francisco Art Institute,  Artist Presentation: Translations: Sculpture/Photo, San Francisco, CA
2009 UC Berkeley, Department of Art Practice, Artist Lecture, Berkeley, CA
2009 Southern Exposure, Survival Training Workshop, Performance/lecture, San Francisco, CA
2009 College Art Association, Panelist: Artists, Technology, Landscape, Los Angeles, CA
2009 San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Presentation: Visual Translations, San Francisco, CA
2008 Southeastern College Art Conference, Panel Chair: The Art of a "Practice", New Orleans, LA
2008 Art Institute of California,Graphic Design Lecture Series Artist Lecture, Sunnyvale, CA
2008 Saint Mary’s College of California, Series of Lectures/Workshops, Organized Student Exhibition, Moraga, CA
2007 Saint Mary’s College of California, Series of Lectures/Workshops with Students, Moraga, CA
2006 Mid-America College Art Association/SECAC Conference, Presentation: Zoom: Media Flooding and the Abstraction of Tragedy, Nashville, TN
2004 University of Mary Washington, Artist Lecture: Video Work, Fredericksburg, VA

HONORS/AWARDS/FUNDING SUPPORT
2013 Project Funding, Southern Exposure

2013 Project Funding, Sun Valley Center for the Arts
2012 Kress Project, Georgia Museum of Art
2012 Project Funding, Kadist Art Foundation
2011 Project Commission, di Rosa
2010 SECA Award Nominee, SFMOMA
2009 Project Commission, Southern Exposure
2007 Conference Travel Grant, College Art Association
2006 Gulnar Bosch Travel Award, Southeastern College Art Conference
2003 Dean’s Award Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University
1998 Award of Merit, Wednesday Morning Music Club

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2014 site_specific, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2013 El Porvenir/What’s to Come, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2012 Position 1 (Sitting Pretty), Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2009 Retractions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2004 Fluff My Pillow , Inns of Virginia, Richmond, VA
2003 Consumption Carnival, Polkadot Gallery, Richmond, VA

TEACHING
2014 Lecturer, Stanford University
2010-14 Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute
2013-14 Adjunct Faculty, University of San Francisco
2012 Lecturer, Sonoma State University
2009-14 Lecturer, Saint Mary’s College of California
2009 Visiting Lecturer, University of the Pacific