Jia-Jen Lin is a Taiwanese artist and art educator based in New York. Growing up in her native Taichung, she was the odd kid among 20-something cousins and art making was how she found her place. By promising her parents to be a teacher in order to study Art, she attended National Taiwan Normal University for her B.F.A. in Western Painting and taught in high school for a year. Lin again found herself out of place within conservative social expectations and she came to Boston in search of her own voice. In 2007, she received her M.F.A. in Sculpture, Installation, and Multimedia from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in partnership with Tufts University.
Lin creates imagery that relates to the human body as it reflects in our minds. She has developed a body of work integrating sculptures, installations, videos, and performance collaborations. Among others, Lin is the receipt of Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. (2014), International Residency and Cultural Exchange Grant in Taiwan (2013), FSP/Jerome Fellowship (2012). She has attended artist residencies at Sculpture Space (2014), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2010), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2010). She has had solo and group exhibitions at chashama (2014), tamtamART in Berlin (2012), Art Taipei (2011), Watermill Center (2010), Queens International (2009), and Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (2009).
For more information about Lin’s work, please visit http://jiajenlin.info