Elle L. Lynch - Writer, Creative Placemaker
Elle creates experiences and third spaces that foster community and raise social, cultural, and environmental awareness. With each project her intention is to create something of beauty that brings us together and makes space to consider what it means to live slowly, to live in partnership with the natural world, and to live with an appreciation of the sublime in simple everyday things.
Elle’s writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and scholarly journals. A chapbook of her flash nonfiction is forthcoming from Kith and Kin Press. She is currently at work on a collection of essays and public art projects exploring the importance of wild and green spaces to our individual and collective wellbeing.
As a cook, Elle owned and operated the raw vegan Clean Plate, the much loved farm to table restaurant Daily Grub, the collaborative Food Cart Project, and the subscription service Comfort Soup + Pie. These projects were motivated by a desire to bring people together around good food and to cultivate a conversation about where are food comes from and an appreciation for local growers.
Atmosphere is an essential component to each of Elle's projects. She creates environments that tell stories, that ask us to share space in a way that draws us together and slows us down. Her choice to repurpose or reuse found objects and to create with natural materials reflect the deep ecology that underpins all of her work.
Elle has contributed design to a number of commercial spaces including Omaha's Trap Room. She was the set decoration buyer for Alexander Payne's NEBRASKA.
BA History, College of Charleston
MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
Awards and Fellowships
Fellow, The Union for Contemporary Art
Amplify Arts AC Working Group
Grant Recipient, Amplify Arts
Fellow, Stone Pier Press
SCAD Graduate Achievement Scholarship
The Meadows Project
Wild Carrot Supper Club
Comfort Soup + Pie
The Trap Room, interiors
Food Cart Project
NEBRASKA, set decoration
Tbp: PUSH Gallery