For more than four decades, Frederick Lynch has mined his own art for inspiration, producing a varied—yet related—body of work that encompasses paintings, drawings, prints, and, most recently, painted and incised wooden reliefs and freestanding objects. “The impetus,” he says, “aside from an interest in other media, was a growing curiosity as to the nature of painted or drawn images that engage the viewer by physical projection and three-dimensional assertions.” Using a system of repeated geometries and mathematical divisions, his motifs evoke the type of order and chaos found in patterns of nature, such as branching, veining of leaves, and molecular structures. Lynch has lived in Maine since the mid-1970s, and presently resides in Saco. He serves as a faculty member in the Art Department at the University of Southern Maine, where he has taught since 1981. He has exhibited widely throughout New England and beyond. In 2005, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland mounted a 20-year survey of his work. His art is in numerous public and private collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Bates College Museum of Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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