Tessa Lynch is the recent recipient of the Gordon Foundation MFA Graduate Fellowship. Tessa Lynch will begin the Fellowship in November 2013 with the opportunity to show her work in the GSS Gallery at the end of 2014.

Tessa was born in Surrey and lives and works in Glasgow. She works predominantly with sculpture and performance, mimicking objects and scenarios. Her connected research is concerned with the emotional impact and commanding power made by both the built environment and the miasma generated from neoliberalism.

The 2013 selection panel included Siobhan Carroll, Curator, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Michelle Cotton, Senior Curator, Firstsite, Colchester, Sarah McCrory, Director, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Kyla McDonald, Head of Programme, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Mary Redmond, Artist and GSS Studio Holder.

Tessa Lynch received her BA Hons Tapestry from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 which included an exchange to Kyoto Saga University of the Arts, Japan. She also received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2013.  Recent exhibitions include Better Times, performance commission for Whitstable Biennale, Kent, Desperado GSA post-degree project at Flemming House, Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art MFA Interim show at MacIntosh Gallery. 

The 2013 Fellowship is generously supported by The Gordon Foundation.