Beijing, b.1961

Lin Yan

Lin Yan (b. 1961, Beijing) graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and pursued her studies further at L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, as well as the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been included in multiple exhibitions worldwide, including The Latent Paradigm (2019), Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; Mind the Gap (2019), The Delaware Contemporary; Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China; The Dark Matters (2017), White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia; The 3rd CAFA Museum Biennial (2016), Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China, amongst others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of many public institutions such as Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum; Deutsche Bank Art Corporate Citizenship; Museum of...

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Biography

Lin Yan (b. 1961, Beijing) graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and pursued her studies further at L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, as well as the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been included in multiple exhibitions worldwide, including The Latent Paradigm (2019), Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; Mind the Gap (2019), The Delaware Contemporary; Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China; The Dark Matters (2017), White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia; The 3rd CAFA Museum Biennial (2016), Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China, amongst others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of many public institutions such as Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum; Deutsche Bank Art Corporate Citizenship; Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; National Museum of China, Beijing, China; Long Museum, Shanghai, China; and White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia, among others.

Artworks

20

Leaves are Gone #3 (落叶 #3), 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Beijing / China / Chinese Art / Climate Change / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Eco-Friendly Attitude / Human and Nature / Ink / Inspired by Nature / Installation / Media Study / Monochrome Colors / New York / Paper / Sculpture / Site-specific Installation / United States / Women Artists / Works on Wall

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Lin Yan: Origin Point, Helwaser Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Lin Yan: Inverted Shadow, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • 2017

    Lin Yan: Gateway, Fou Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Useless Value – Lin Yan, Yin Xunzhren and Ai Jing, Wanying Art Space, Shijazhuang, China

  • Loom – Contemporary Art, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yin Chuan, China

  • Twenty Years of Contemporary Ink Art at Kaikodo, Kaikodo Gallery, New York

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Lin Yan: Origin Point, Helwaser Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Lin Yan: Inverted Shadow, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • 2017

    Lin Yan: Gateway, Fou Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

  • 2016

    Lin Yan, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2014

    Lin Yan: Beyond Xuan, Officina, Brussels

  • Lin Yan: Dispelling the Clouds, Tenri Culture Institute, New York

  • Lin Yan: Paperweight, Fou Gallery, New York

  • 2013

    Lin Yan: Embracing Stillness, Sprint Flatiron Prow Art Space, Cheryl McGinnis Project, New York

  • 2012

    Lin Yan: Enshrouded, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York

  • 2009

    Lin Yan: Remaking, China Square, New York

  • 2006

    Lin Yan: Echoes in the Moment, China 2000 Fine Art, New York

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Useless Value – Lin Yan, Yin Xunzhren and Ai Jing, Wanying Art Space, Shijazhuang, China

  • Loom – Contemporary Art, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yin Chuan, China

  • Twenty Years of Contemporary Ink Art at Kaikodo, Kaikodo Gallery, New York

  • The Dark Matters, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • 2016

    In Perspective, Chambers Fine Art, New York

  • The 3rd CAFAM Biennial, Beijing, China

  • Boundaries of the Spirit, NanHai Art, San Francisco, California

  • 2015

    Lin Yan & Wei Jia: A Garden Window, Kwai Fung Hin Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

  • Sovrapposizioni Di Immagini, Casa Dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy

  • 2014

    Double Vision: The Culture China Overseas Chinese Women’s Invitational Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

  • China Twelfth National Art Exhibition – Mixed Media Paintings, Hebei Museum, Shijiazhuang, China

  • Modernity 3.0: Bridging East – West Art, New York University 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York

  • Tale of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut Transcending Boundaries: Qin Feng, Wei Jia and Lin Yan, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, Connecticut

  • Start from Tradition: Lin Yan & Wei Jia, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York

  • 2013

    New York Beijing, Here There, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • 2012

    4th Taipei Contemporary Ink Painting Biennial, National Democracy Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Art on Paper 2012 Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina

  • Vaulting Limits, Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, New York

  • 2011

    Asian Variegations, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

  • 2011 Paper Art Biennial, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Giving and Receiving: A Collaborative Exhibition of Contemporary Artists from China and the USA, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

  • 2010

    Echoes from the Past, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, Connecticut

  • 3rd Contemporary Ink Painting Biennial, Taipei National Museum of History, Taiwan

  • Spring Equinox, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Intertwining Layers – Wei Jia & Lin Yan, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York

  • 2009

    Here & Now: Chinese Artists in New York Chapter 1, Museum of Chinese in America, New York

  • Making It, Deutsche Bank 60 Wall St. Gallery, New York

  • 2008

    From Realism to Abstract: The 2nd exhibition of Chinese Abstraction, One Moon Contemporary, Beijing, China

  • Art Graduate Reunion Exhibition, Class of 1980, Studio III, Department of Oil Painting: Celebrating 90th anniversary of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Loft 3 Gallery, 798 district, Beijing, China

  • Shanghai MoCA Envisage II: Butterfly Dream, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

  • Cross Reference: 11 Artists from NY, Shuimu Art Space, 798 district, Beijing, China

  • Then and Now: Chinese Art from 1710 to 2007, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire

  • Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality, The Dresden State Art Collections, Germany

  • The Transforming Marks of Ink, The Dresden State Art Collections, Germany

  • Chinese Traditions Reconfigured, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, Connecticut

  • Touched by Women’s Hands, curated by Lin Yan, Smithsonian Institution – Flushing Town Hall, New York

  • 2007

    Reboot – the 3rd Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, China

  • Responding & Corresponding, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

  • In and Out, 2x13 Gallery, New York

  • Language, Environment, Contemporary Museum of Art of Beijing, Beijing, China

  • Qi Yun: International Traveling Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, Shen Zhen, China

  • Translucent, Transparent, Transported, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York

  • 2006

    Visible/Invisible, One Moon Contemporary, Beijing, China

  • Curators’ Choice: China, Art, Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts

  • Travelers Between Cultures – Xu Bing, Gu WenDa, Lin Yilin, Lin Yan, and Zhang Hongtu, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey

  • Trans-Boundary Experiences, Spool MFG, Binghamton, New York

  • Brooklyn, Westport Arts Center

  • New Chinese Occidentalism – Chinese Contemporary Art in New York, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York

  • 2005

    Simplicity in Life, Crystal Foundation Gallery, New York

  • 2003

    The Paper Chase: Creations in Paper, curated by Lin Yan, China 2000 Fine Art, New York

  • 2000

    Art Span: Three Generations, Nine Artists in One Family, satellite show of Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China