Linda Lynch lives and works in southern New Mexico on the US/Mexico border. She is a native of far west Texas from a ranching family long established in the solitude of the high Chihuahuan desert, a landscape that has informed her work over three decades. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and spent many years subsequently in New York City and Africa. She founded two nonprofit organizations; one dedicated to environmental conservation in west Texas and another for teaching literacy through visual art in under-served elementary schools near her studio in New Mexico.
With an extensive history of group exhibitions in the United States ongoing, she has also had solo exhibitions in cities as diverse as El Paso, Texas, Chihuahua City, Mexico, and Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the University of California at Los Angeles Hammer Museum, and the Menil Collection, Houston, among others. While based in New Mexico, Lynch travels frequently pursuing issues of landscape, identity, and abstraction long established in her works on paper.