Zhi Lin (b. 1959)- Born in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, Lin attended the China Academy of Art where he studied printmaking. He received MFA degrees from the Slade School of Fine Art in London (1989) and the University of Delaware (1992). Zhi Lin has shown his work in numerous museums in the United States, United Kingdom, and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Oakland Museum of California, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Frye Art Museum, the University College London Art Museum, the Cambridge University, Oxford University Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, the Contemporary Arts Institute in London, the China Academy of Art Museum, the National Fine Art Museum of China and currently at the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (June 27, 2017 – February 18, 2018).
Lin’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University College London Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China in Beijing. He has exhibited with KDR since 2001. Presently, Zhi Lin is a Professor, Painting + Drawing and the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Professor in the Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since 2001, he has also served on the faculty of the School of Art and the China Studies Program at UW.
Lin has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international fellowships and awards, including the Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University, the University of Washington Royalty Research Scholar and Research Fund, Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Painting, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny France Grant, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, NEA/Midwest Regional Artist’s Project Grant, Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant, and Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship.