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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Leah Ying Lin (林瑛) is a visual artist and art director based in New York. In 2019, she graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Architecture, and also studied abroad in Rome for lighting design and in Kyoto for ceramics sculpture. Leah's works have been exhibited in Rome, Kyoto, Providence, New York, and Los Angeles. Her work as an art director for independent short films has been nominated/awarded by various prestigious international film festivals. Owing to her multidisciplinary practice, Leah Ying Lin has a presence within the high-fashion circle, representing global campaigns such as Balenciaga and being featured in Vogue, V Magazine, etc.


Leah's artistic themes delve into the exploration of human desire for conquest, the fragility of life, machinery and nature, the tension between destruction and resurrection. Her work challenges the notion of an "ideal" society, forces us to confront our ironic pursuit of ultimate happiness, and echoes the anxieties in the current political and post-pandemic environment. Leah's interest in the contrast between the transient and the eternal is evident in her fascination with the ephemeral nature of life and her investigation of cyclical and perpetual themes.


In her 2020 New York Solo Exhibition - Happy Living, Happy Life, Leah created a series of works that include sculptures, installations, short films, and performances to create a surrealistic spectacle. In 2023, Leah Ying Lin began to focus on a new series of futuristic kinetic sculpture, rooted in the realm of Surrealist Techno-Feminism. Her new works imagine the late stage of the world and explore the interplay between human bodies and machinery, flesh and consciousness, and the processes of rebirth and reconstruction.

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EDUCATION

2016 - 2019 Rhode Island School of Design - Master of Architecture, awarded with RISD Scholarship

2018 Winter RISD Study Abroad in Japan - Archi & Ceramics, awarded with RISD Architecture Travel Award

                               

2017 Winter RISD Study Abroad in Rome - Architectural Lighting Design, awarded with RISD Architecture Travel Award

ARTIST RESIDENCY

2019/07/01 - 2019/08/04 Artist Residency at Arts, Letters & Numbers, with Scholarship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020/10/15  - 2020/10/23  Solo Exhibition: Happy Living, Happy Life, Latitude Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2023/05/27 - 2023/05/30 Group Exhibition - Stratigraphy: Celebrating Layering in the Arts, Arts, Letters, Numbers, NY

 

2023/05/19  -2023/05/21 Group Exhibition - For Use 2023 NYC x DesignSculpture Space NYC Gallery, NY

 

2022/12/17 - 2023/01/10  Group Exhibition - Meta-Morphosis, Yiwei Gallery, Los Angeles

2019/08/02 - 2019/08/03  Arts Letters and Numbers Group Exhibition - Festival, Arts Letters & Numbers, NY

2019/07/19    Arts Letters and Numbers Group Exhibition - Third-Thursday Ed.07, Arts Letters & Numbers, NY

2019/05/25   RISD Thesis Show, Architecture Design: The Absolute Surveillance City, Woods Gerry Gallery, PVD

2019/05/23 - 2019/06/01 RISD Grad Show, Architecture Design:  Between Contain & Container, Convention Center, PVD

 

2019/05/13   Pop-Up Exhibition, Sculptures:  the Drowning Piggies, RISD Metcalf, PVD

2018/04/07 - 2018/04/15 Transformations in Japan, Artist Book: Framing, RISD BEB Gallery, PVD

2017/02/04 - 2017/02/15  Installations:  Missing Address/  Prejudice, ROMA MAAM Museum, Italy

OTHER EXPERIENCES

2019 - 2020  Rockwell Group NY - Designer & Project Manager  Confidential Projects including Runway, Club & stage design

 

2020 - 2022  ICRAVE NY - Designer - Projects including Sphere Las Vegas, W Hotel Dallas, Real Madrid Stadium x Moment Factory and more

2017 - 2018  Gensler LA & Gensler NY - Design Intern

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