Location:New York City, NY, United States
Gallery Representation:JHB Gallery, New York3 Punts Galería, Barcelona
Schools Attended:School of Visual Arts, 1997-1999The Writers' Institute, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012-2013
Photo Associations & Memberships:Society of Photographic Education
Janelle Lynch is a large-format (8x10) photographer based in New York City whose work has been widely exhibited and published. She teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Her first monograph, Los Jardines de México, was published in 2011 by Radius Books, which also published her 2013 monograph, Barcelona, to be released in November. Barcelona features Lynch’s writing as well as her photography and was recently named a finalist for The Cord Prize, an international contemporary art award juried in 2013 by Charlotte Cotton and Diana Edkins.
Lynch’s River photographs are currently on view in the Major Contemporary Galleries of the Newark Museum in Newark, N.J., which acquired the complete series in 2010. River is also on view now with her Los Jardines de México series at Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin, Germany. Her work is in several international private and public collections, including George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.; New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Calif.; Fundación AMYC, Madrid, Spain; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina.
Lynch received her MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and among her many honors are three grants from Kodak. She writes about photography for photo-eye, The Photo Review, Loupe, and Afterimage and was a 2012-2013 Fellow at The Writers' Institute, CUNY Graduate Center.
With her 8×10-inch camera and a portrait lens, Janelle Lynch photographed pylons, puddles, leaves, and litter as metaphors for themes of absence and presence, mourning and remembrance.