Nathan Lynch

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Nathan Lynch was born and raised in Pasco, WA, an agricultural community 20 miles downriver from Hanford Nuclear Power Plant. The challenges of this environmental contradiction gave Lynch an acute sense of location and deep appreciation for irony.

In the five formative years after graduation Lynch worked as the prop master for a local community theater, the effects of which are still being realized in his current body of work. His concerns for political, environmental, and social issues are filtered though notions of absurdity, simple-craft fabrication, and the dramatic devices of storytelling.

As a sculptor and performance artist, Lynch has made collaboration and experimentation major components of his practice. Recent projects include "Doubledrink" a two-person drinking fountain commissioned by the Headlands Center for the Arts and seabird habitat design in collaboration with Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge for Año Nuevo Island and Farallon Islands. 

Lynch has had residencies and studios at the Exploratorium, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Headlands Center for the Arts,Tainan National University of the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. 

He has performed at the Lincoln Center, New York; The International Fringe Festival, Edinburgh; and the Alvin Lucier Festival, Virginia. At the University of Southern California Nathan studied with Ken Price, and later earned an MFA with Ron Nagle.  

Lynch is the Chair for the Ceramics Program and the Glass Program. 

Chair, Ceramics
Chair, Glass
Associate Professor, Ceramics
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

BFA, University of Southern California; MFA, Mills College