Tessa Lynch

Tessa Lynch 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.


Tessa Lynch (b. Surrey UK) 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. Solo projects and exhibitions include Better Times, Performance commission for Whitstable Biennale, Kent (2012), You Are Here, Produced for Edinburgh’s BBC Live site screen produced by Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2010), Alexandrite, performance at performance at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and accompanying exhibition at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2010) and News You Can Use, New Work Scotland Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2007). Selected group shows and projects include Fall Scenes GSA MFA Post-Degree Project. Fleming House, Glasgow (2013), Performing Sculpture, Modern One, Edinburgh (2012), Joy Axe, Embassy, Edinburgh, Act II, Rhubaba, Edinburgh (2011), Keep Floors and Passages Clear, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham and White Columns New York (2010), Medienmarionetten in collaboration with Owen Williams at Subvision in association with Publish and Be Damned, Hamburg (2009) and Sunday Supplement, in association with Publish and be Damned, Camden Arts Centre, London (2008).   

Lynch is the 2013 Gordon Foundation Glasgow Sculpture Studios Graduate Fellow.