CV - Professional Experience
Madeline Lynch is an artist, educator, healer, and world weaver. Lynch’s art reflects her relationship with the Earth, Love & Loss, and Ancestral Wisdom. From direct experience and art practice, she aims to expand the human perspective by facilitating an interactive relationship; one that empowers individuals to look beyond classical structures of thinking, feeling, engaging with art, and celebrates the great mystery of Life.
2017 - Present Masters Program, Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
2012 Potomac Massage Training Institute, Therapeutic Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage, Washington D.C.
2009 American University, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Philosophy & Studio Art
2005 Tappan Zee High School, Orangeburg, New York
Selected Individual Exhibitions
2015 International Visions Gallery, An Artist’s Adventure of Spirit on Earth, Washington D.C.
2013 El Museo Fondo del Sol, Seeing With Spiral Eyes, Washington D.C.
2012 Crispus Attucks Park, Painting Massage Experience/Performance, Washington, D.C.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Centro Experimental Amazonico, Seeds of the Anaconda, Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia
2015 Alternative Space POP-UP, A Creative Pulse: Art of Contraction & Expansion, Blauvelt, NY
2014 National Academy Museum and School, Mid-Year Exhibit, New York, NY
2014 National Academy Museum and School, Juried Exhibit: Self Portraiture, New York, NY
2013 El Museo de San Ramon, A Meditation, San Ramon, Costa Rica
2012 International Visions Gallery, 15, Washington, D.C.
2012 Artomatic, Crystal City, VA
2009 Katzen Rotunda, American University, Final Senior Exhibit, Washington, D.C.
The DeWint House, Masonic Historical Site, Tappan, New York
2012 Award for Contribution to American Art for Distinction in the World & Exhibitions, El Museo Fondo Sol
2009 Marian Rich Conley Award for Artistic Achievement, American University, Washington D.C.
Art Residencies & Continuing Education
2017-Present Student of Ron Young
2017 Artist in Residence Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan (Two Months)
2015 Arquetopia, Natural Pigments Workshop, Puebla, Mexico (Five Weeks)
2014 Courses: Printmaking, Oil Painting with the Figure, National Academy Museum & School, New York, NY
2013 Meditation Center: Las Piramides Del Ka, Moon Course, San Marcos, Guatemala
2013 Odyssey Artist in Residence, San Ramon, Costa Rica (30 days)
2013 Level II Reiki Training, The Healing House, Cusco, Peru
Curated & Co-Curated Projects
2017 Agguaniles: Water Wisdom Convergence, Sierra Nevada, Colombia
2017 Seeds of the Anaconda in New York, Brooklyn Acupuncture Project, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016 Seeds of the Anaconda, Centro Experimental Amazonico, Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia
2015 A Creative Puse: Art Of Contraction & Expansion, Blauvelt, New York
FREELANCE MASSAGE THERAPIST & BODYWORKER, 2012 - PRESENT
Lynch works with techniques of Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Energy Work, Meditation, and sacred plants. Certifications: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki Energy Work level II, Sports Massage I, Thai Massage I, Reflexology I, Pranayama Breathing Techniques, 200hr Trained Yoga Instructor from Yandara Yoga Institute, Running Coach.
Art Teacher- Pinot's Pallet, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, 2017 - Present
Instructs 2 hour painting classes for adults and children.
CO-CURATOR & PROJECT DIRECTOR, Visionary Gathering: Aguaniles: SEEDS OF THE ANACONDA, with Dreams & Divinities, Sierra Nevada, COLOMBIA, 2017
CO-CURATOR & PROJECT DIRECTOR, ART EXHIBIT: SEEDS OF THE ANACONDA, MOCOA - PUTUMAYO, COLOMBIA, 2016
Seeds of the Anaconda is the first visionary art exhibition of its kind to be exhibited in Putumayo, Colombia, featuring over 30 artists from six countries at Centro Experimental Amazonico, from June 25 to July 10, 2016. Inspired by a creation myth of the Amazon Jungle and in honor of the 10th Anniversary of El Llamado de la Montaña, this exhibit features local and international artists who honor ancestral wisdom and the Earth. As co-curator and project director, Lynch worked in partnership to select participating artists, transport the art, put up the exhibit, prepare social media and marketing materials, contact foundations and private donors for funding, organize tours and featured artist talks to special guests and the public. www.seedsoftheanaconda.com
FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN TEAM, EL LLAMADO DE LA MONTAÑA, PUTUMAYO, COLOMBIA, 2016
Worked to successfully create an online fundraising campaign, Amazon Regenerative & Resilience Solutions, using generosity.org to raise money for the 10th Anniversary of El Llamado de la Montaña, a gathering that unites educators, artists, permaculture and ecology specialists, Eco-builders, ancestral wisdom keepers, social activists, youth and holistic minded people in a seven day “vision council” to discus solutions to community and worldly problems. The fundraising campaign raised money to bring elders and important people to the event, and to build a sustainable energy efficient kitchen using appropriate technologies. www.llamadodelamontaña.org
CURATOR & PROJECT ORGANIZER, ART EXHIBIT - A CREATIVE PLUS: ART OF EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION, BLAUVELT, NY, 2015
"A Creative Pulse: Art of Expansion and Contraction" is a group POP-UP art exhibit featuring five local artists living in New York. At this event, a woodworking workshop was transformed into an art gallery with high quality sculptures and paintings, interpreting the philosophical theme. The event included live painting, live music, and community space for guest artists to display their artwork. Lynch created the theme, selected artists, created digital promotional posters, wrote press release, hung the artwork and oversaw the event.
IFRE VOLUNTEER ART TEACHER, ATENAS, COSTA RICA - MAY - JUNE 2013
Lynch designed and taught art classes for children ages 5-12 in a rural orphanage in Atenas, Costa Rica.
GALLERY MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL VISIONS GALLERY, WASHINGTON, D.C. — 2010-2012
Lynch acted as gallery manager to IVG and maintained the daily functions of the gallery as primary assistant to
director/owner. Her tasks included hanging monthly art expositions, delegate tasks to interns, make sales, document art, process invoices to artists, buyers, and collectors, write press releases, make artist information packets, and videos. She accompanied the director to Art Basel, Miami in 2012 to exhibit & sell artwork. Lynch assisted the director to organize IVG's 15 Anniversary Gala that included a fundraiser for Amnesty International and a sit down dinner for over 150 people with speakers, live music, a fashion show and a silent auction. www.inter-visions.com
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR, FONDO DEL SOL MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, D.C. - 2009-2012
Founded in 1973, Fondo Del Sol is a non-profit Museum that pays homage to minority artists such as Native Americans, Latinos, Afro-Americans and other immigrant groups by telling their stories of human rights and cultural beliefs through art, video and literature. Lynch assisted the director in writing press releases, grants and educational essays. She documented the art collection, set up educational tours to public schools, created and directed a volunteer educational art program for high school students in 2011 and 2012. www.mochamuseumdc.org/about/mocha-history/
TEACHER ASSISTANT, TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER, OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, VA - JUNE - AUGUST 2009
Assisted the teacher in art classes for children ages 5 - 8, helping with art projects and responsible for students and maintaining the classroom.
Artistic: Painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, sculpture, video, writing. Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iMovie, Photoshop. Language: English, intermediate Spanish