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Matthew Lynch

Title: Coordinator, Undergraduate Program in Fine Arts; Associate Professor
Office: 6431B Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-2075
Email: matthew.lynch@uc.edu
Web: http://www.simparch.org

Matt Lynch holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Ball State University. He has worked under the name SIMPARCH since 1996 with Steve Badgett and other collaborators. SIMPARCH creates large-scale artworks that examine the built environment in site-specific projects. Uniting all of SIMPARCH’s projects is a concern for the work’s social potential. Acting as sites for communal interaction and social exchange, these structures infuse the languages of art and architecture with a desire to connect a diverse range of participants.  SIMPARCH has been commissioned by the General Services Administration to create a new land port-of-entry in Texas.  This permanent sculpture will be a component of a major facility designed to control flow between the USA and Mexico. Other recent projects include a commission for the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and a commission for a festival hosted by the ShurTech Company, makers of Duck Tape.


  • Masters of Fine Art, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1995 (Sculpture).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ball Satate University, Muncie, IN, 1992 (Sculpture & Graphic Design).

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2009 to Present, Associate Professor of Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2013 to Present, Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh.
  • 2002 to 2008, Assistant Professor of Arts, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2010 to 2011, Instructor, Sabbatical Replacement Position , Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
  • 2000 to 2001, Adjunct Instructor, University of Texas, El Paso,TX.
  • 1992 to 1994, Adjunct Instructor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
  • 1992 to 1995, Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.