photograph by Randolph Pfaff


JF Lynch was born in Boston in 1980. He received his BFA in illustration from the Art Institute of Boston in 2002 and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2011. He is the Visual Arts Editor for apt Literary Journaland, along with Paul M. Nicholson, curates the pop-up gallery Botanic in Bushwick. JF currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his with wife, illustrator Robin E. Mork



Boston, 1980Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2011 M.F.A. (with distinction) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY 2002 B.F.A. Art Institute of Boston, Boston MA 2000 Lorenzo DiMedici Art Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy


2013-2014 Contemporary Arts Center at Woodside,  Troy NY   

Select Exhibitions

2014 Echo Art Fair – c: Christopher Stout, BACG, Buffalo, NY | BACG loves... - c: Christopher Stout & Drew Van Deist, Brooklyn Fire Proof East | Kiki Bouba – c: John O'Connor Sarah Lawrence College,  Bronxville, NY | Pratt MFA Alumni Exhibit - c: Honey Ramka Gallery,  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2013 RANSOM - Brooklyn Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY | Yo Brooklynites III - Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | Bushwick Art Crit Group - inaugural presentation - Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY  | Art For Music's Sake - Rogue Space, New York, NY | 100 NY Artists - Pop Up Art Shop, Barranquilla, Colombia 2012   Of Mind, Body & Soul – c: Peter Gynd, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY | Pledge-a-sketch (NYFA Relief Benefit) –Times Square Art Sq.,  New York, NY | Year Two (Sandy Benefit) – c: Lia Post, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Go – a Brooklyn Museum event, Brooklyn, NY 2011 The Drawing Show – c: P.M. Nicholson,   Botanic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | @ deKalb – c: P.M. Nicholson, Botanic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | Additional Matter – c: May Shetrit, Lyons Wier Project Space, NY, NY | Chain Letter – SamsØn Projects, Boston, MA | Yo Brooklynites! – Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | MFA Group show – Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY, NY | Pratt Harlem Projectc: Heather Darcy Bhandari & Elissa Levy, NY, NY | First Appearance: J.F. Lynch - DeKalb Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY (solo) 2010 Tedx Exhibit- c: Shane McAdams, Stueben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009 MFA Group show – Steuben Gallery , Brooklyn, NY 2008 Fire! At Brickbottom -  c: Pauline Lim -  Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA 2007 3D Extravaganza – Allasia, Cambridge, MA 2006 Recent Paintings – The Someday, Somerville, MA (solo) 2004 The Boundary Show - Johnson Paint Gallery, Boston, MA


Top 10, MyArtSpace 2010 International MFA competition | Featured Artist, 2009 and 2010

Interviews: lynch/

Relevant affiliations

Apt, Literary Magazine - Visual Arts Editor - '06- current | Botanic Gallery, Bushwick BK – Curator - ’11 – current | Somerville Arts Council, Somerville MA - Location Organizer '05 - '07