Profile: Perri Lynch

1994 Artist

Perri Lynch is a Seattle-based artist whose work examines the relationship between human perception and sense of place.

Lynch’s commission “Straight Shot” in Seattle’s Magnuson Park was featured in Art in America’s 2007 “Public Art in Review” and she’s been recognized with an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle CityArtist award, 4Culture Individual Projects Grant, and a J. William Fulbright Foundation research grant.

“There are a lot of people that come out of their undergraduate education with knowledge and information and cleverness, but what the world needs right now more than anything else is wisdom,” she says. “I think that Evergreen supports students in developing the kind of reasoning skills that bring forth great wisdom.”

In addition to her studio practice and public artworks, Lynch performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union and has recently returned from a residency in South India as a Fulbright Scholar.

“My goal as an artist is to draw attention to that which is often overlooked or unheard so that one may derive a deeper sense of place,” says Lynch. “My work is about ‘amplifying’ the obscure but also about providing ways to see the familiar in a new light.”

In addition to her Evergreen degree, Lynch earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of Washington and a master of fine arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She teaches courses in printmaking, design, and art theory at UW’s School of Art and department of urban design and planning. She has served as a visiting artist at many colleges and universities and is committed to furthering her own professional development through courses and workshops on environmentally-sound building practices for local and global communities.