Lynch asserts, Folly is art and life, and ultimately about risk-taking. “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome” (Samuel Johnson). Folly is what makes us human. If we all play it safe, we cease to live. I make art to celebrate life
As a Boston artist working with various media, my Red & Greys project continues my career-spanning interest to try new ways to construct imaginary worlds. I am interested in the political, cultural and historical aspects of visual art.
With my partner, we built our own house from scratch with the help of lots of friends. All of our helpers signed behind the walls with their names and drawings, a future time capsule for the next folks that own the house. My studio was designed into the house, and we have a large garden. The homestead in the middle of the city is my oasis of creativity. Starting a new chapter in 2018 I am leaving academia to spend more time on my studio practice.
Storytelling how society works through art, I have shown my works at many Universities and museums including Historic Northampton Museum, University of New Hampshire Art Museum, Hood College in Maryland, Eastern Connecticut State, a participatory project at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Art Complex Museum, Montserrat College of Art. My videos have been screened across the country and in Germany.
I am a recipient of several awards, including the President’s Fund for Faculty Excellence Award Simmons College in Boston; a Fellow award from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; an Artist’s Resource Trust Award — Berkshire Taconic Foundation; a Project Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Shelter Island NY, and the Puffin Foundation, Teaneck NJ.
My publications are Sidelines Magazine Simmons College Featured Artist 2018 and Breaking New Ground: A Festschrift in Honor of Alicia Faxon 2014from New Academia Publishing. Edited by Margaret Hanni, Phd. http://www.newacademia.com/
I am a co-founder of the Hall Street Artist Collaborative, which produced two outdoor video screenings. My bibliography includes reviews in Sculpture Magazine, ART New England, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Patriot Ledger, the Wire and others, as well as several exhibition catalogues, and two cable TV presentations. My work is included in the Springfield Ohio Museum of Art; The Boston Public Library, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; Eastern Connecticut State University Collection; University of NH Art Museum; Simmons College; Art in Boston and Private collections in the USA, Germany, France and Sweden.
Leaving after seventeen years as an art faculty of the Department of Art and Music at Simmons College, Boston and Director of the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College I am stepping down June of 2018. As director of the gallery for seven years, I curated and produced a lecture and concert series along with gallery programs. I studied Japanese traditional theatre in Kyoto Japan and received training at the Museum School in Boston, a BA from Kansas University and MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
Critics say of her work: “Lynch has inspiration and intellect to spare. Her installation embraces the illogic of chance, double dealing, and rule breaking that too often define our lives. Her work also includes the overt nod to Dada and recalls Duchamp’s passion for chess.” — John Stomberg ART New England. ** “All is Folly succeeds in creating a kind of carnival of paintings – riotous and debauched, and altogether worthwhile.” — Cate McQuaid The Boston Globe.