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.

Education 

BA History, College of Charleston

MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design

Awards and Fellowships

2020

Fellow, The Union for Contemporary Art

2020

Amplify Arts AC Working Group

2019

Grant Recipient, Amplify Arts

2018

Fellow, Stone Pier Press

2017-2020

SCAD Graduate Achievement Scholarship

Projects

2020

The Meadows Project

2020

Wild Carrot Supper Club

2016

Comfort Soup + Pie

2013

The Trap Room, interiors

2013

Food Cart Project

2012

NEBRASKA, set decoration

2012

Tbp: PUSH Gallery

2010

Daily Grub

2009

Clean Plate

2007

Skylight Gallery

Contact Me

Elle L. Lynch
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