About Leah Ying Lin


Leah Ying Lin is an artist and art director based in New York. In 2019, she graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Architecture, meanwhile she 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 have been nominated/awarded by various prestigious film festivals and screened in many countries. Because of her multidisciplinary practice, Leah Ying Lin has also a presence within the high-fashion circle, representing in global campaigns such as Balenciaga, and featured in Vogue, V Magazine, etc. Her artistic themes revolve around the suffering of individuals, and the absolute surveillance of society. Her work criticizes the idea of "ideal" society, forces us to look at people's ironic desire for ultimate happiness, and echoes the tension in the current political and post-pandemic environment. In her 2020 New York Solo Exhibition - Happy Living, Happy Life,  Leah created a series of works that include sculptures, installations, short films and performance to create a surrealistic spectacle. In 2022, Leah Ying Lin began to focus on the new series of futuristic kinetic sculptures. Her new works image the late stage of the world, and explore human bodies and machinery, flesh and consciousness, rebirth and reconstruction.


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

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


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


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



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

2022/12/17 - 2023/01/10  Group Exhibition - Metamorphosis, Yiwei Gallery, Los Angeles.

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

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


2019/05/13  Swap Meet Pop-Up Exhibition, Sculptures:  Drowning PiggiesThe Buoy Piggies, RISD Metcalf, US

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

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


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