Sean Lynch, The Rise and Fall of Flint Jack, 2019. Photography Jerry Hardman-Jones. Courtesy of the artist; Ronchini, London; and Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

Sean Lynch

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

For Yorkshire Sculpture International, Sean Lynch has realised a project for the Henry Moore Institute Research Library based on the life and work of ‘Flint Jack’, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire antiquarian, vagabond and highly skilled artisan, who sold fake megalithic axe heads and ceramic and stone carving forgeries. Despite their lack of historical providence and verification, these objects still populate many UK museums.

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Sean Lynch was educated at the Stadelschule in Frankfurt. Alongside representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015, he has held recent solo exhibitions at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017), Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2016), Rose Art Museum, Boston (2016), Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2016) and Modern Art Oxford (2014), amongst many others. In 2015-6 he curated group exhibitions at Flat Time House, London, and Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, and was recently Audain Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. He is currently Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh.

b. 1978, Kerry, Ireland
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

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