Nathan Lynch was raised in Pasco, WA, an agricultural community in the shadow of Hanford Nuclear Power Plant. The futility of this environmental contradiction gave Lynch an acute sense of location and deep appreciation for irony. His concerns for political conflict and environmental upheaval are filtered through notions of absurdity, hand fabrication and the dramatic devices of storytelling.
As a sculptor and performance artist Lynch has made collaboration and experimentation major components of his practice. Lynch’s recent projects include The Same Larry, at A-B Projects, Doubledrink for Headlands Center for the Arts and Dead Reckoning for BAN7 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Lynch studied with Ken Price at the University of Southern California, and earned an MFA at Mills College with Ron Nagle. Lynch is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Ceramics and Glass Programs at California College of the Arts.