What does it mean to be human in the contemporary moment? When everything is seemingly tragic and absurd at the same time. It is Tunkl's aim to create moments for this question to be answered, for the individual and for the human species. By researching and exploring subjects such as Affect, Death, The Apocalypse, Encounter, Solitude, Space (travel), Time (travel), Tunkl's work uses a tender and humorous hand to invite the viewer into reflexive experiences with their emotions, their perspectives, and their place within a world that more often than not heartbreaking. 

Tunkl graduated from California College of the Arts in 2017 with a MFA and a MA in Visual + Critical Studies and from CalArts with a BFA in 2010.

Her work has been shown in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany: most notably at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, Performance Space, London, Southern Exposure, San Francisco and Gruentaler9, Berlin. 


Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions & Events  (**Denotes Solo Exhibition or Event)


**Parting Practice: Rituals for Endings and Failure, Adobe Books,Oakland, CA
**Parting Practice: Rituals for Endings and Failure, Wolfman General interest Bookstore, Oakland, CA
You Had To Be There, Swissnex, SF, CA


Holocene, Double Dip, CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA 
Pre Apocalypse Counseling, Talk Back Talk Out Artist Series, CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA 


Nothing Human Loves Forever, Hubbel St. Galleries, SF, CA
Thoughts On The Cyanometer, Talk Back Talk Out Artist Talk series, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA
Scents of the Apocalypse, AIX Scent Fair, The Hammer Museum, LA, CA
Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA 
**Thoughts on the Cyanometer, StoreFrontLab, SF, CA
CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Fused Space, SF, CA 
Holocene, Goes Without Saying, Hello Etc, SF, CA 
Pre Apocalypse Counseling, Getting Real, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM (February 19 - April 19)


A Shared Anticipation, Lawn Ornaments, Outside Gallery, LA, CA
When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die, Unspoken Release, San Francisco, California

Pre Apocalypse Counseling, More Than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California
Pre Apocalypse Counseling, Community Arts Exhibition, The Oakland Galleries, Oakland, California

Is This What Feeling Feels Like?, Performance Exchange, Performance Space, London, UK
**Diagnostic Session II, Grüntaler9, Berlin, DE

Self Portrait, Multiplicity, Gallery 129, Berlin DE
I'm So Lonely, PAS: After Image, Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE

Diagnostic Session I, Voyeuristic Exhibitionism, Concord Gallery, Los Angeles, California
How The Iphone DIdn't Save My Love Life, Concord Fundraiser, Concord Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Let's Play Cast Aways, Variables: You + Me, The Olympia Arts Perspective, Olympia, Washington

 My Home is Your Home, POST, Olympia, Washington
**Nuance, Nuisance, and Blood Before Water, Valencia, California
Haus, Thoughts on Miniature, CalArts, Valencia, California

Published Works
2018 When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die, Parallax Press
2017 Origins and Endings: An Inkblot Card Deck and Divination Book, Parallax Press 

2017 MFA Studio Art + MA Visual & Cultural Studies - California College of Arts
2010 BFA Studio Art – California Institute of the Arts

2016 CCA All College Honors Award
         Barclay Simpson Award
2014 CCA Merit Scholar

2012 Performance Art Studies, Berlin, DE 

What Does the Apocalypse Smell Like?, Eastbay Express
In ‘Parting Practice,’ greeting death with ritual and humor, 48 Hills
My Session with an Artist Who Helped Me Confront Death, Hyperallergic
Artist Lindsay Tunkl Confronts Our Greatest Fears + Gets Real About Death, BobCut Magazine
Comments on Lindsay Tunkl's Vimeo Posting, Los Angeles Review of Books
turning the world of fragrance on its head at the aix scent fair, VICE
This Exhibition Wants you To Feel, Hyperallergic
"Space", ISSUES
"Emergency Index Vol. 3", Ugly Duck Press


2018 Facing the End of the World with Lindsay Tunkl, BAART Podcast
         The Arts of Dying, Expanding Mind with Erik Davis

2014 Episode 18 of The People by Ben White and Matthew Timmons, Insert Blanc Press
          Episode 22, 'My Body and Me' of Adventures Within by Jennifer Moon