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 “Where is the Hare?” a site specific installation for Presidio Habitats, a vintage helmet installation at the Curiousity Shoppe, and a habitat restoration project at Año Nuevo State Reserve with Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge and REBAR design group.
Lynch has had residencies and studios at Tainan National University of the Arts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Most recently Lynch worked as an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
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.