A native midwestern, B. Lynch received her B.A. from the University of Kansas, where she studied Japanese and East Asian culture and Japanese Theatre and Performance. After studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she received an MFA from Lesley University School of Art and Design. Lynch was a long-time studio art faculty member at Simmons University in Boston, where she also served as director of the Trustman Gallery. Since 2018, she has focused entirely on studio work. Lynch has had many solo shows throughout the United States, and is the recipient of several awards, including the President’s Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards at Simmons and an Artist’s Resource Trust Award from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.
Lynch’s interest in puppets and theatrical presentation is a catalyst for her multidimensional and immersive world of characters, complete with props, scenes, and story lines. The world is centered around the Reds, whose wealth and privilege allows them to live a life of ease, while the Greys, the less fortunate of society, are doomed to lives of toil. Lynch works across print, paint, sculpture, and digital (video) media, developing each alongside the other in order to allow the characters to organically evolve within the world she has built.
Lynch lives and works in Jamaica Plain, in a handmade house and studio, with a garden of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.You can see her work at https://blynchart.com/