Whitney Lynn (born 1980, Williams Air Force Base)[1] is an American contemporary artist. Much of her work is sculptural and performance-based, incorporating found objects and materials from various cultural and historical sources.[2] Her work deals with topics of boundaries and containment,[3] concepts of perception and value,[4] issues of power and control,[5] and relationships of art history and vernacular forms.[6]  She has produced solo exhibitions, installations, performances, and artist-led participatory projects for the de Young Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Diego International Airport, Torrance Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,[7] San Francisco Arts Commission, RMCAD, and Southern Exposure.[8]


Lynn received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)[9] in 2004 and MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)[10] in 2007. She has taught at Stanford University[11] and also at SFAI.[12]

Lynn was the first-ever National Artist-in-Residence at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas and her piece, A Matter of Perspective no. 002, remains at the Neon Museum as part of its permanent collection.[13] Lynn was an Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in June 2017.[14] Her work has been featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal,[15] Las Vegas Weekly,[16] San Francisco Chronicle,[17] The Denver Post,[18] KQED,[19] SF Bay Guardian,[20] and KNPR Nevada Public Radio.[21]


  1. ^ "RESUME - WHITNEY LYNN". whitneylynnstudio.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Artist explores 'industry of fantasy' in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Intersections and Boundaries: Interview with Whitney Lynn". DAILY SERVING. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Las Vegas: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?". Nevada Public Radio. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Episode 14: Whitney Lynn – The (art)Scene Podcast". www.artscenepc.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  6. ^ "'Bellwether' is Southern Exposure's latest". SFGate. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  7. ^ "How I See San Francisco: Artist Whitney Lynn". San Francisco Travel. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Whitney Lynn, Spring 2018 : Practice of Art". art.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 
  9. ^ "Whitney Lynn - VCUarts". VCUarts. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  10. ^ "SFAI". www.sfai.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 
  11. ^ "Whitney Lynn". explorecourses.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  12. ^ "SFAI". www.sfai.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  13. ^ "Neon Museum Las Vegas Visiting Artist Addresses "Girls, Girls, Girls," A Matter of Perspective". Vegas24Seven.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  14. ^ ""Tools and Implements: When Function Becomes Form", by Whitney Lynn, June 2017 Artist-in-Residence". de Young. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  15. ^ REVIEW-JOURNAL, SARAH CORSA LAS VEGAS (2016-06-04). "Artist explores 'industry of fantasy' in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  16. ^ "Biblical temptresses in neon: San Francisco-based Whitney Lynn looks at Las Vegas in the larger context of time". LasVegasWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  17. ^ "Make no mistake, catch latest Root Division exhibit". SFGate. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  18. ^ "Art that invites you to "play" and see the world now – The Denver Post". Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  19. ^ "De-Mobbing Invests in Different Futures at the Headlands Center for the Arts". KQED Arts. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  20. ^ "Just say no — San Francisco Bay Guardian Archive 1966–2014". San Francisco Bay Guardian Archive 1966–2014. Retrieved 2018-03-31. 
  21. ^ "Artist explores 'industry of fantasy' in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2018-03-31.