Kasia Lynch
Born in Warrnambool
Lives and works in Melbourne

Kasia Lynch is a Melbourne based artist reflecting in her art practice a deep curiosity and interest in the creative potential for bodies, objects and space to exchange and transform energy. Making spiritualised and often fetishised sculpture, installation, and experiential site responsive works, Kasia seeks out instances that allow her to delve into the psychic spaces found in states of flow, chance encounters and unique material relationships. She looks for the unseen, beyond that which is known and then aims to amplify it.

Most recently in her practice Kasia has specialised in developing artworks and public projects that invite audiences into a participatory experiential encounter. In 2014 she collaborated with Melbourne sound artist Jordan Lacey to present a self-led sound and sculpture walk of the Abbotsford Convent Main Building, titled ‘Mediumistic‘. The project was based on a series of energy readings she commissioned on the site. This work was part-funded by the ACF’s Spiritus Funding Initiative and the result was a sophisticated and successful public art outcome experienced by over 3000 visitors to the Convent site. ‘Mediumistic’ has been Kasia’s most ambitious work to date in it’s aim to combine sculpture, sound, new media technology with intuitive audience participation.

Kasia is an active contributor and supporter of arts and culture in Australia. She has exhibited widely in Melbourne as well as interstate and her work has appeared in numerous national art prizes including The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture (2016 finalist), The Linden Art Prize (2014 finalist), the Clayton Utz Art Prize (2014 and 2011 finalist), ‘The Churchie’ National Emerging Art Prize (2013 finalist) and the Linden Gallery Postcard Prize (2012 recipient). During her undergraduate Fine Arts degree at RMIT Kasia received a Cheung Kong Endeavour award from DEST which saw her participate in an artist-in-residence exchange program where she lived and worked at East China Normal University, Shanghai for 12 weeks.

Kasia is a Next Wave Festival Alumni, a contributing artist to the Nati Frinj Biennale, a student mentor and in 2015 she held a short-term contract role as Gallery Manager at Melbourne’s Grey Gardens Projects, a multi-purpose arts venue that programmed a range of exhibitions, cinema events and panel discussions.



Master of Arts Research, RMIT University, Victoria, AU
Bachelor of Fine Arts Sculpture (First Class Honours), RMIT University, Melbourne, AU
Adv. Diploma of Electronic Design & Interactive Media, RMIT University, Melbourne, AU
Diploma of Visual Arts, RMIT TAFE, Melbourne, AU                                                           

Selected group exhibitions
ALTAR, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, AU
Touch This, curated by MARS Gallery, private exhibition in the home of philanthropist Liz Gilles, Melbourne, AU
Art Trail, Open Spaces, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, AU
Kodak Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, AU
Spaces that bind us, curated by Alison Eggleton, Nati Frinj Biennale, Natimuk, AU

Dance and Death, curated by Holly Durant with Supple Fox, Grant Street, Melbourne, AU
The Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Site 29, Edegely, collaboration with artist Rosa Tato, Melbourne, AU
Doing Impressions, Conduit Arts, Melbourne, AU, curated by Kasia Lynch
Drawing Out Symposium, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Commune, Construct, Convey, Conduit Arts, Melbourne, AU
Paradise Lost, Strange Wolf Basement, Melbourne, AU
Kodak Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, AU
Flag Lifting, Nine on Seven Artspace, Melbourne, AU
Inter-location Project, Thousand Pound Bend, Melbourne, AU
Sports Club Project 2: The Arena, curated by Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, AU
RMIT Sculpture Honours Exhibition, Dantes Upstairs Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Cheung Kong Awardees Exhibition: Kasia Lynch and Rosa Tato, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Two Point Two, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, AU

Solo exhibitions
Rebel or Excel, Little Ironing Room, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, AU

Spirit Trumpet, MARS Gallery, Windsor, Melbourne, AU
Mediumistic: experiential sound and sculpture walk, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, AU
Exhausting objects 01, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Ornamental Abominations, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, AU

Awards, prizes, funding

Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture – Finalist
Clayton Utz Launch Art Award – Finalist
FECK Art Prize – Finalist
Abbotsford Convent Foundation ‘Spiritous’ funding – Recipient
The Linden Art Prize – Finalist

‘The Churchie’ National Emerging Art Prize – Finalist
Visualising Human Rights Art Showcase – Finalist
Linden Gallery Postcard Prize Award – Recipient
BSG Picture This Prize – Merit Award
The Agendo Art Prize – Finalist
Clayton Utz Launch Art Award – Finalist
Cheung Kong Endeavour Award – Recipient
The Baldessin Travelling Fellowship Sculpture Prize – Finalist

Tarkine In Motion, artists wilderness field trip, by invitation from The Bob Brown Foundation, The Tarkine,  Tasmania, AU

Studio Start-up Initiative, 12 month studio scholarship, Abbotsford Convent Foundation, Melbourne, AU
Commune, Construct, Convey, Artist in Resident, Conduit Arts, Melbourne, AU
Student Artist in Resident Programme, East China Normal University Shanghai, CN, awarded by DEST

Public Lectures
Guest Presenter, Practice Research Symposium Series, RMIT School of Art & the Design Research Institute, Melbourne, AU
Guest Presenter, Making Objects Personal. Directed by Prof. Robert Baines of RMIT School of Art & the Design Research Institute in conjunction with Craft Victoria, Melbourne, AU


A5 Magazine, June 2017

The Lifted Brow, #21,The Sex Issue, pg 38 and 50.

Selected Biography
Rainforth, D. Next Wave Risks All, Artlink, Vol 30 no 3
Griffin, M. Footy to get the boot at the MCG, The Age, April 13, 2010
Leung, Jeremy, Mediumistic: experiential sound and sculpture walk, Abbotsford Convent blog, May 10, 2014
Lacey, Jordan, Sonic Rupture: A Practice-led Approach to Urban Soundscape Design, 2016, Bloomsbury Academic, pg 128 – 131


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