Recent Writing: 

The Chart

Tending to the Haints of Malaga Island


Broadcast #3: On Ash Arder and The Blues

BOMB Magazine

I Want Us To Look More Closely: Chloë Bass Interviewed by Jessica Lynne

Past Writing:


4 Black Artists You Need to Know August 2016

American Craft Council

Catalyst in Clay: Kahlil Irving February/March 2018


Segregation Story at Salon 94 November 2015

Vanguard of the Revolution October 2016

These Radical Black Women Changed the Art World May 2017

The Poet of Black Baltimore October 2017

Take the J Train January 2018

Lola Flash is Ready for Her Moment February 2018

Art 21

Affixing Ceremony: An Interview with Tiona McClodden March 2016

Art In America

First Look: Awol Erizku December 2015

First Look: Sondra Perry February 2016


Activating the Archive: Kameelah Rasheed Untidies History  June 2015

Black Womanhood and the Language of the Hand October 2015

Viewers as Shoppers: What Should We Make of Big Retail Space November 2015

Not Yet Dead: Beyond the Selfie March 2016

Beverly Buchanan and the Architecture of Blackness November 2016

The Art Newspaper

Where Anxiety Lives: Rashid Johnson at The Drawing Center November 2015

Brooklyn Magazine

The Story of Food: On The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook November 2016

The Brooklyn Rail

Donald Byrd with Jessica Lynne November 2015

Scripting Memory through Virtual Reality May 2016

Cultured Magazine

30 Young Artists to Watch in 2018 December 2017


From the Mythic to the Personal, Two Artist Envision Womanhood  April 2015

From Climate change to Race Relations, Artists Respond to Richmond, Virginia July 2015

Reading the Numbers of Stop and Frisk September 2015

Open Space

Allostasis February 2017

Draft for an epic #1: Communal Presences  January 2018

Draft for an epic #2: Ghost Stories February 2018

Draft for an epic #3: An interlude or a brief note on trying to return home March 2018

Draft for an epic #4: For Love and Land April 2018

Pelican Bomb

We Got Our Own: Creating ARTS.BLACK  September 2015

Just Relax June 2015

The South Got Something to Say February 2016

That's Not My Flag  April 2016


Selected Writing (Print/Catalogs) 


On James Baldwin June 2017

Houston Center of Photography Spot Magazine 

Intimacies of the Image: Naima Green and Jessica Lynne in Conversation Spring 2017

Montclair State University's Peak Performance Season Catalog 

A Knowing Place September 2017

Using Format