Whitney Lynn (born 1980, Williams Air Force Base) 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. Her work deals with topics of boundaries and containment, concepts of perception and value, issues of power and control, and relationships of art history and vernacular forms. 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, San Francisco Arts Commission, RMCAD, and Southern Exposure.
Lynn received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2004 and MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in 2007. She has taught at Stanford University and also at SFAI.
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. Lynn was an Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in June 2017. Her work has been featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Denver Post, KQED, SF Bay Guardian, and KNPR Nevada Public Radio.