Born: Decatur, IL.
Lives & Works in Brooklyn, NY.
Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, including several solo exhibitions in Germany in Munich, Cologne and Berlin with Galerie Kaysser, in NYC and San Francisco with Jenkins Johnson Gallery and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan with HPGRP Gallery, and additional NYC solos at Bond Gallery, 490 Gallery, BOE, and MMC Gallery, and a large scale public art piece at One Main Window in Dumbo.
Recent museum exhibitions include Museum of the City of NY, a solo at Kunstlade Museum, Zittau, Germany, two exhibits at the Hunterdon Museum, Clifton, NJ, major work in Munich at the Haus der Kunst Contemporary Art Institute, several open studio exhibits at PS1/MOMA, NYC, and works exhibited at the Kotonah Museum of Art, NY, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the New York Academy at Sotheby’s and Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ, the Islip Museum, NY, and the Elizabeth Foundation, NYC
Lynch’s work has been featured and written about in numerous publications including The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Art and Antiques magazine, German Bunte magazine, Boulevard magazine, Oxford American magazine, American Art Collector magazine, NY Arts magazine, Large scale posters of Lynch’s work were throughout the Osaka, Japan Municipal Train Stations. She has had several catalogues published.
Lynch has been awarded several Artist Residency Fellowships, including: two from P.S.1/MOMA, NYC, four from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, two from Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Germany, and from AIR Ruhpolding, Germany, the Manhattan Graphic Center, the Millay Colony, NY, two from Soaring Gardens, PA, and Palenville InterArts, NY.
Her work is in several Public Collections including Museum of the City of NY, NY Public Library, Special Collections, Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Swiss Re Capital Bank, NY, H.P. France Inc, Tokyo, Japan, City of Salzburg, Austria, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Germany as well as numerous private collections throughout the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Russia and Japan.
Rene Lynch studied painting and art history at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Business of Art, Curatorial Studies Program, New York University, and Printmaking, Manhattan Graphics Center.
She has been invited to give Artists Talks at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, the Aldrich Museum, CT, the Hunterdon Museum, NJ, the Kunstlade Museum, Germany, Sotheby's Auction House, NY, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, Abrons Art Center, NY, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Academy of Art, NY, Lumine, Tokyo, Japan, Umeda Gallery, Osaka, Japan, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NYC, Kenise Barnes Gallery, NY, Pratt Institute, NY, Red Dot Art Fair, NY, Metaphor Contemporary Art , NY, Tribeca Arts Center, Manhattan Community College, Marymount Manhattan College, Kutztown University, PA, Simmons College, MA, LIU, Brooklyn, NY
Lynch is co-founder/director/curator of Metaphor Contemporary Art with Julian Jackson. Since 2001, they have presented over 90 solo and group exhibitions of new works by hundreds of artists at their Brooklyn, NY gallery, and at several international art fairs, placed numerous works in private and public collections including US Embassies, banks, hotels and hospitals, published several exhibition catalogs, and presented numerous artists’ and critics’ talks and panel discussions. In 2017 Lynch & Jackson co-curated with HPGRP the NY Art Lab with 35 artists in Osaka, Japan and curated and produced recent art auction benefits, involving hundreds of artist: ArtHillary art auction at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC, 2016, White Hawk Conservation Foundation art auction at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY, 2015, ArtObama art auction, Metaphor Projects, Brooklyn NY 2012, and ArtObama, Brooklyn, NY 2008. Lynch has also solo curated exhibitions w/ catalogs at Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, Abrons Art Center, NYC, Silicon Gallery, Brooklyn & Philadelphia, Marymount Manhattan College, & Islip Art Museum, NY.
Lynch and Jackson provide art consultation services on a project basis.