Holly Lynton

Holly Lynton, Biography

Holly Lynton is a photographer, living and working in Western Massachusetts. Lynton received a BA in Psychology from Yale University (1994), and a MFA in Photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College (2000). Lynton has been an artist mentor for students at The New School in New York, and a Visiting Lecturer at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece.

Lynton's photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in New York City; Amherst, Massachusetts; Berlin, Germany; and Miami, Florida. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in cities including New York City, Miami, Boston, Albuquerque, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, and London. Lynton's work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Photo District News, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Preview Massachusetts, and ARTnews.

Lynton describes Massachusetts' farm country as a setting that fits her desired lifestyle and has a closer synergy with her recent explorations in photography. Living sustainably and locally extends beyond food for Lynton. In 2011, her work was selected for several exhibitions that explored issues of sustainability: Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee at Wave Hill in New York, Outlands: Land Over Time at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, and Greenhouse, at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami. Her solo exhibition Fleeced, also at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, chronicled sustainable sheep farming over the course of a year from lambing to the annual agricultural fairs. Recent awards include Honorable Mention in the Daylight Magazine Photography Awards (2010), SOS Guilds Artist Grant (2011), Artist Resource Trust Grant (2011), a nomination for the Prix Pictet (2012), and the Syngenta Photography Award (2013). Lynton is represented by the Eller Miller Gallery, Boston; and the Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami.

All images © Holly Lynton 2011