Sean Lynch



Sean Lynch was born in County Kerry, Ireland in 1978 and now lives and works between Limerick, Ireland and London, UK. Lynch graduated with a HfBK from Stadelschuke, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, an MA in History of Art and Design, University of Limerick, Ireland and BA Sculpture, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland. Lynch leads a multi-media practice that positions him somewhere between artist and storyteller. Revealing unwritten stories, forgotten histories, extracting alternative readings of place, events and artefacts through his works he refers to a contemporary form of the Irish Bardic tradition.

Lynch represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015. He has recently held solo exhibitions at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2017); Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2017); Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (2016); Exeter Phoenix Art, Exeter, USA (2016); Rose Art Museum, Boston, USA (2016); Ronchini Gallery, London, UK (2015); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2014); Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland (2013); . His artworks have been exhibited at the Camden Arts Centre, London, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main.

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2020 A Murmur, Repeated – Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2020 The willow sees the heron’s image upside down – Tenerife Espcio de las Artes, Stanta Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

2019 Yorkshire Sculpture International, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

2018  Helston Museum, Cornwall, UK

2017 Sean Lynch: Devil in the detail, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

2016 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

The Weight of the World, Exeter Phoenix Art, Exeter, UK

Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Adventure: Capital, Rose Art Museum, Boston, USA

2015 DeLorean: Progress Report, Ronchini Gallery, London, UL

2015 Adventure Capital, Ireland at Venice  Biennale Arte 2015, Venice, Italy

2014 A blow-by-blow account of stone carving in Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

2010 Never the Same River (Possible Futures, Probably Pasts), Camden Arts Centre, London