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Jennifer Lynch M.F.A

Ms. Lynch received her MFA in printmaking from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Owner and master printmaker of Lynch Pin Press, founded in 1999 she has collaborated with many regional and nationally known artists and where she holds regular workshops. Lynch is a committed artist and and continues her personal artistic pursuit in both printmaking and painting. She has been the Master printer for Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop and The Printmaking Center at the College of Santa Fe.

Her teaching experience spans 20 years between positions at the College of Santa Fe, The University of New Mexico/Taos, American Institute of Indian Arts and The Santa Fe Community College.

Highly versed in various mediums of printmaking including: etching, lithography, woodcut, and monotype. For her own work she specializes in photopolymer viscosity etching. Trained in traditional methods she has since investigated new technologies with a focus on safe and non-toxic processes and materials. Her approach to teaching stems from her professional work in the field; it begins with technique and exercises problem solving, and then advances to aesthetic process and intuition.

Ms. Lynch is an active painter and printmaker and exhibits regularly. This year her painting will be included in an all museum show WORK BY WOMEN at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos NM. The State Capitol building in Santa Fe will hold the Santa Fe Community College Faculty Show, where her print work will be included.

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Artist Statement

My images are a study of light and form inhabiting a place between the familiar and the abstract. My intention is to entice the viewer to go beyond the surface and the recognizable. I am inspired by natural phenomena and the forces of nature. Color and pattern operate as metaphors for natural rhythms, and I distill these elements to their common rhythmic denominators, providing a point of departure for the contemplation of our relationship to nature and creation.

Combining natural forms and pattern with fractal geometry has been a generative impulse for my process. My art doesn’t represent the complicated mathematics developed by Benoit Mandelbrot but the spirit of it. Fractal geometry is in all natural systems. For example, the branching sequence of trees and river deltas is not dissimilar to that of the human nervous system. Throughout ancient history patterning and ornamentation of various textiles and ceramics have depicted common themes in cultures that had not intermingled. Possibly there is a relationship between these repeated structures, natural patterns, and the mind’s eye. Perhaps it stems somehow from the BIG BANG we are all descendant from, and, therefore, we all have a common geometry. By applying this non-Euclidian structure as a basis to describe my nature, it is my hope that the viewer will have an intuitive recognition or response.

 

 
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