Cynthia Lin’s work develops from slow looking that leads to strange connections. Her first memory is looking out a fogged window at the street far below to discover enigma, longing, and in-betweenness. Body experience, immigrant dislocation, and climate change are some concerns that inform her practice. She was born in a small village in Taiwan and moved to Montreal, Canada in her first year. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at Purchase College, SUNY, as Associate Professor of Painting + Drawing.
She received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2020, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Finalist in 2014. Residency fellowships include MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Dora Maar House. Exhibitions include Michael Steinberg Gallery, Drawing Center, DeCordova Museum, The National Academy of Design, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery, Pierogi Gallery. Collections include Minneapolis Institute of Art and Dallas Museum of Art.