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 and NYC with HPGRP Gallery. Additional NYC solos include Bond Gallery, 490 Gallery, BOE, and MBM Gallery, and a large scale public art piece at One Main Window in Dumbo, Brooklyn. She has also presented major works at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, DFN Gallery, Lesley Heller Workspace, many years at “Take Home a Nude” for The New York Academy at Sotheby’s and numerous art fairs, and university galleries.
Recent museum exhibitions include a solo at Kunstlade Museum, Zittau, Germany, The Hunterdon Museum in Clifton, NJ twice. as a featured artist in Munich at the Haus der Kunst Contemporary Art Institute. PS1 Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Kotonah Museum of Art, NY, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ. She currently has a painting in the exhibition Beyond Suffrage at The Museum of the City of New York.
Lynch’s work has been featured and written about in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art and Antiques magazine, American Art Collector magazine, German Bunte magazine, Oxford American magazine, and NY Arts magazine among many other publications. Rene Lynch has had several catalogues published about her work. Her art is featured on the cover of Boulevard Magazine Spring 2018. Her paintings were recently featured in scenes with Richard Gere in the film Norman.
Her work can be found in numerous private and public 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.
Lynch has been awarded several fellowships, including; two fellowships from P.S.1 Museum of Modern Art, NYC, four fellowships from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and two fellowships from Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Germany, and AIR Ruhpolding, Germany, also The Manhattan Graphic Center for printmaking, and the Millay Colony, NY and twice from Soaring Gardens, PA, and Palenville InterArts, NY among others.
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.