Eleen Lin
Artist Statement

Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Thailand, Eleen Lin holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art (2008), and a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UK (2005). Lin’s work repositions classical literature into contemporized cross-cultural narratives. The multivalent reimagination explores the inadequacies of translation and representation within different cultures and eras, while also expresses ideas of diaspora, memory, and sexuality.

Her work has been exhibited in museums such as Queens Museum of Art, NY; Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Chazen Museum of Art, WI; Guangdong Museum of Art, China and Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea. She had several solo exhibitions in the United States, Taiwan and Thailand, including 456 Gallery, NY; Craddock-Terry Gallery, VA; Doris Ulmann Galleries, KY; Garrison Art Center, NY; Thierry Goldberg Projects, NY, Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Gallery F-Stop, Thailand; and Srinakharinwirot University Gallery, Thailand. Lin’s work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout Taiwan, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand and the United States, and can be found in the permanent collections of several institutions such as Art Bank Taiwan; MSKCC Art Collection, NY; Yunlin University, Taiwan; Jimenez-Colon Collection, Puerto Rico; International Baccalaureate Organization; UK and Hsinchu Art Museum, Taiwan.

Lin has won the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award and has participated with NYFA Immigrant Artist Projects, Fountainhead residency, Rancho Linda Vista residency, as well as the AIM program from the Bronx Museum of Art. She is also the recipient of Sanyu Scholarships from the Andrea Frank Foundation.

Lin has lectured on her work and process at several institutes, including Queens Museum, NY; Deutsche Bank, NY; New York Foundation of Art, NY; Riverview Artspace, VA; Marymount Manhattan College, NY; Office of New Americans, NY; Berea College, KY, and Art Taipei, Taiwan.

Lin currently live and work in New York.

Artist Web Site
Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2019Found in Translation
Works & History
2018Seeing the World, Deutsche Bank 60 Wall Gallery, New York, NY
2016Lost in Transitions, Riverviews Artspace – Craddock-Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA (Solo)
2015Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY
2014Third Cultural World, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY (Solo)
2012Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2007Belief and Contemporary, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China