Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kathryn Lynch received her undergraduate degree from William Smith College in Geneva, NY, and an MFA at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. “I am painting the poetry of place rather than the place,” says Lynch. “It’s a boat anywhere, its a sky for everyone. It’s nowhere and everywhere.” Her visual poetry starts with snapshots wrapped in memory, and opens the door to the realistic appreciation of a deeper beauty and the distinct sensitivity to the pleasures of simplicity. “Life is beautiful even in its simplest forms,” Lynch explains. “Beauty is found in unsuspecting places.” Kathryn Lynch is represented by Sears-Peyton Gallery (New York City, NY), The Drawing Room Gallery (Easthampton, NY) , Tayloe Piggott Gallery (Jackson, WY) and ARC Fine Art (Fairfield, CT).

2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Award


1983 William Smith College, Geneva, NY
1991 Skowhegan, Skowhegan, ME
1990 MFA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



2021 The Drawing Room Gallery, Easthampton, NY

2021 Turn Gallery, NYC, NY
2020 Searspeyton Gallery, Far Away Home, NYC
2019 Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson WY Hot Days and Nights 2017 Spoonbill Series curated by Madeleine Mermall, Brooklyn, NY 2016 Sears Peyton, New York, NY

Tayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY 2015 Up at Night, Senaspace, New York, NY

Maine, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Tug Tug, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
2013 Kathryn Lynch, A Silent Language, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

la vie en tugboat, Senaspace, New York, NY

The Little Gallery, Sharon Springs, NY
2012 Kathryn Lynch, Dogs, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2011 River Tugs, Tayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
2010 Kathryn Lynch, Choppy Waters, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY 2009 Kathryn Lynch, Her Days and Nights, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

ARC LLC FIne Art, Ct.
2008 Kathryn Lynch, Her Days and Nights, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY 2007 Nina Freudenheim, Inc. Buffalo, NY
2005 Kathryn Lynch, Paintings: The City, Alysia Duckler, Porland Oregon
2004 Kathryn Lynch, Painting the Town, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA 2002 Alysia Duckler Portland, Oregon
1996 Charles Cowles, project room, New York, NY


2020 C.G. Boener, Zwang, NYC

Empty Circle, Artist Run Gallery, Nocturnes

James Salomon and Brooklyn Home, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Brooklyn, NY 2019 Color Forms, Curated by Michael Klein, Red Barn, Stamfordville, NY

Platform Projects, New York Just Like I Pictured It”, Brooklyn, NY
Searspeyton Gallery, LA
Turn Gallery, 2 person show,“stars in our pockets”Kathryn Lynch/Paul Inglis, NYC The Drawing Room Gallery, Winter Salon, Easthampton, NY

2018 The Drawing Room Gallery, The Spirit of Place, Easthampton, NY IlleArts, Dogs,Amagansett,NY
Searspeyton, LA

2017 Michael Klein, In My Garden, NY, NY Searspeyton, LA

The Drawing Room, Easthampton, NY Arc Fine Art, Ct
The Gallery@1Gap, Brooklyn, NY

2016 The Drawing Room, Autumn Salon, Easthampton, NY Drishti, 1285 Avenue of the Americas

2015 City Lives, Shirley Fiterman Center, curated by Michael Klein, New York, NY Sara Nightingale, Watermill, NY
Making History at Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Arts in Bushwick

2014 Metro Art Fair, Michael Klein Arts, New York, NY Animalia, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2013 Southampton Art Fair, Michael Klein Arts, Southampton, NY Summer Group Show, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY Miami Art Fair, Landfall Press, Miami, FL
Red Dot Fair, Miami, FL

2012 Aspects of a New Realism, Arthur Rodger Gallery, curated by Michael Klein, New Orleans, LA

2011 Black and White, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY Incongruent Sum, 111 Leroy St. Catalogue availableSuper Nature, 4North Gallery, Southampton, NY
Pulse Art Fair, Sears Peyton Gallery, LA

Summer Group Show, Sears Peyton, New York, NY 2010 Bedlam, Bank Iran, 111 Leroy Street, New York, NY

Pretty Vacant, Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery, Gowanus, NY
The Big Show, Marsden Gallery, Bridgehampton
Johnnie Boden, Sag Harbor, NY
Sweetness & Light and Where there's smoke, U. Mass Amherst Fine Arts Center, Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA

2008 The Big Apple, Ken Jones Jr., Easton, PA
2007 Nina Freudenheim, Inc., paintings selected by Nina Freudenheim, Buffalo, NY

Recent History, Jan Abrams Fine Arts, works of the 70's, 80's and 90's selected by

Michael Klein, New York, NY
2003 New Works on Paper, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA 2002 Catch a Fish, Glenn Horowitz, East Hampton, NY

'Artists to Artists' A Decade of the Space Program, Ace Gallery, New York, NY- catalouge

2001 Beyond the Mountains, the Contemporary American Landscape, Curated by Michael Klein traveled to Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; Polk Art Museum, Lakeland, FL;
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, TN;

Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College, New London, CT-catalogue 2000 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1999 Emerging Artists, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY

24/7, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY-catalogue
1996 Kathryn Lynch, Project Room, Charles Cowles, New York, NY

Of Land and Sea, Elaine Benson, Bridge Hampton, NY

New Talent, New Ideas, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Five Artists over Five Decades, William Smith College, Geneva, NY

New Work, Black & Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

New Painting, Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1993 Five Women Painters, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ

1992 New Generation Artists, Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
New Faces-New energy, Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME
56th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH Thirty-Third Juried Exhibition, Parrish Art Museum, New York, NY

1991 Fifteenth Annual Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY 1990 Artists of West Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Inhabited Places, University City Arts League Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



2019 Edgewood Farm Residency, Truro, MA 2018 NYFA Fellow

Foundation Valparaiso residency, Spain, October and April

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia, November 9 -December 6 2009 Spain Residency, October 2009, Joya: arte & eclologia: losqazquez 1997 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
1995 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, New York, NY
1994 The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY
1993 The Vermont Center, Johnson, VT


University of California Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Johnson & Johnson, Princeton, NJ
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland,OH
Pfizer, New York, NY
Millenium Art Collection, Ritz Carlton, Battery Park City, NYC


2019 Winter Romp Drawing Room, Jennifer Landes, Easthampton Star, EH, NY
2018, Pure and Simple, Shelter Island Artist, by Samantha McConnel, Hamptons Realestate


Jennifer Landes, April 17, Spring sneaks into the Drawing Room, Easthampton Star 2015 Segal, Mark, An Artist at the Mercy of Her Subjects, The Easthampton Star
2014 Art News Review, Kathryn Lynch at Searspeyton Gallery
2014 Bunting, Chris, 3 must-attend NYC art and antique fairs, New York Post, January 22, 2014
2014 Dabkowski, Colin, Echoes of Kathryn Lynch on a Philly Street, The Gusto Blog, The

Buffalo News, January 21, 2014.
2014 Kathryn Lynch: Interview, Painter’s Table via Guernica Magazine, January 2014. 2013 Rae, Haniya, Paint and Die Happy, Guernica, December 16, 2013.
2013 Lee, Jonathan, Kathryn Lynch’s Flower Paintings, New American Paintings,

December 11, 2013.
2013 Turcihin, Olya, Tugboats To My Heart, Arte Fuse, November 18, 2013.
2011 Niner, Katy, Artists subsume imagery within layers of materials, Jackson Hole News,

Arts, December, 2011.
2011 Freudenheim, Nina, Black & white exhibit, ArtVoice, Buffalo, NY.
2009 Featured Artist, Elle Decor Magazine, June 2009.
2007 Kathryn Lynch At Nina Freudenheim, Buffalo Rising Magazine, Buffalo, N.Y. 2007. 2004 McQuaid, Cate, Painting the Town, The Boston Globe, May 28, 2004.
2000 Bookhardt, D. Eric, The Mountain Within, Gambit Weekly, inside art, New Orleans,

LA. February 2000.
1999 Braff, Phyllis, Emerging Artists, New York Times, L.I., June 6, 1999.
1999 Braff, Phyllis, Up-to-Date Ideas From Emerging Talents, New York Times, L.I.,

May 2, 1999.
1992 Lipson, Karin, Jury's Verdict, Quantity, Quality, News Day, May 8, 1992 1992 Braff, Phyllis, Testimony to Magic of Gifted Installation, New York Times, L.I.,

May 24, 1992.
1990 Rice, Robin, West Philly Artists Paint the Bride, University City Review,

Philadelphia, PA, April 1990.