"Railway Tunnels on Donner Summit - a rectification to Albert Bierstadt's View of Donner Lake, California (1871-72)", 2008, Chinese ink on paper, 48" x 108"
Born: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.
Lives and works in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 “Zhi Lin’s work: from Tiananmen square to Promontory Summit”, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregan University, Ashland, OR
2009 “Zhi Lin: Invisible and Unwelcomed People”, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Zhi Lin: Invisible and Unwelcomed People”, North Park University, Chicago, IL; University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
“Zhi Lin: unheard, forgotten, and disregarded stories”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Seattle, WA
2007 “Zhi Lin: Unheard Voices and Invisible People”, Howard House of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2004 “Crossing History/ Crossing Cultures”Spartenburg County Museum of Art, SC
“Crossing History/Crossing Cultures” Koplin Del Rio Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
“Crossing History/Crossing Cultures” Frye Art Museum. Seattle, WA
2003 “Crossing History/ Crossing Cultures” University Art Gallery, Indiana State University.
Terre Haute, IN. Juror: Phillip Pearlstein
Spartanburg County Museumof Art. Spartanburg, SC
2001 Art & Design Gallery, Southwest MissouriState University. Springfield, MO
2000 Center for Visual Arts, University of Toledo.Toledo, OH
University Gallery, Universityof Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA
1999 Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee TechnologicalUniversity. Cookeville, TN
1998 Boger Gallery, College of the Ozarks. PointLookout, MO
Image Point Gallery.Springfield, MO
Sue Williams Gallery.London, U.K.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2009 West Coast Drawings, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, New York, NY
2009 “Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2006 “Banquet: A Feast for the Senses”, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA
2005 “Re-presenting Representation VII”, (exhibition catalog), Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
“Ancient Arts in a Modern World: Contemporary Chinese Art”,
2005 Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University
Montgomery Center for the Arts, Skillman, NJ
2002 The Perception of Appearance, a Decade of Contemporary American Figure drawing Frye Art Museum. Seattle, WA
Zhi Lin’s large-scale drawing (12 x 7 ft.), Five Capital Executions in China, Drawing and Quartering, was included in this exhibition, which featured 100 drawings from 100 American painters since the later 20th century.
2001 Drawing from Perception IV. Wright State University.Dayton, OH
2000 Tempus Fugit: Time Flies. Nelson-Atkins Museumof Art. Kansas City, MO
One of Zhi Lin’s paintings was on display in the exhibition Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, as one of the sixty-five exemplary artworks of 20th century art addressing the notions of time.
ARTstravaganza, 13thAnnual National Juried Art Exhibition.
Hunter Museum of AmericanArt. Chattanooga, TN
1999 Drawing from Perception III. Wright StateUniversity. Dayton, OH
International ContemporaryPainting Competition 1999.
Erector Square Gallery.New Haven, CT
12th Northern NationalArt Competition. Northern Arts Council. Rhinelander, WI
Contemporary Visions’99. University of Bridgeport. Bridgeport, CT
14th Greater MidwestInternational Exhibition.
Central Missouri StateUniversity. Warrensburg, MO
1995-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’Biennial.
Museum of Art and Archaeology.University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Albrecht-Kemper Museumof Art. St. Joseph, MO
Springfield Museum ofArt. Springfield, MO
Margaret Harwell ArtMuseum. Poplar Bluff, MO
1992 MOAK 4 States Regional Exhibition. SpringfieldArt Museum. Springfield, MO
1989 4th International Biennial Print Exhibit:1989 ROC. Taipei Fine Art Museum. Taiwan
Chinese Prints. ContemporaryArts Institute. London, U.K.
British Open 89: RoyalSociety of Painting-Etchers & Engravers.
Bankside Gallery. London,U.K.
Chinese Woodcuts. FlaxmanGallery, University of London. London, U.K.
1988 Slade Prints. British Council Gallery, BritishCouncil. Islamabad, Pakistan.
Contemporary ChinesePaintings & Print
Royal Festival Hall,South Bank Centre. London, U.K.
Contemporary ChineseArt. Churchill College, Cambridge University. Cambridge, U.K.
1987 Chinese Paintings and Prints. Artist Club.London, U.K.
National Portrait ArtExhibition. National History Museum. Beijing, China.
National IllustrationArt Exhibition. National Fine Art Museum. Beijing, China.
1985 2nd National Young Artists Exhibition. NationalFine Art Museum. Beijing, China.
1984 6th National Fine Art Exhibition. NationalFine Art Museum. Beijing, China.
1980-87 Participated in over twenty major provincial, regional juried and invitational exhibitions in Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing in China
2004-present Associate Professor (tenured), School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001-present Affiliate Faculty, China Studies Program, UW Jackson School of International Studies
2001-2004 Assistant Professor, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1997-2001 Associate Professor, (tenured). Missouri State University. Springfield, MO
1992-1997 Assistant Professor, Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO
2003-presebt Foreign Contributing Writer – Seattle, U.S.A.,
Xiandai Yishu Zazhi (Contemporary Art Magazine), Beijing, China
National Awards, Grants, Fellowships:
2002-03 Washington State Arts Commission/ArtistTrust Fellowship
Washington State ArtsCommission. Olympia, WA. Artist Trust. Seattle, WA.
2000-02 Creative Capital Foundation Grant in VisualArts (Painting)
Creative Capital Foundation.New York, NY.
1997-1998 Lila Wallace – Reader's Digest Artistsat Giverny Program (France)
Lila Wallace – Reader'sDigest Fund. New York, U. S. A. French Institute. Paris, France.
Foundation Claude Monet, Giverny, France
1996 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship Award
Art Matters Foundation.New York, NY.
1995-97 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant (Painting)
National Endowment forthe Arts. Washington, DC.
1994-95 National Endowment for the Arts Midwest Regional Artists’ Project Grant
National Endowment forthe Arts. Washington, DC.
Rockefeller Foundation.New York, NY.
Andy Warhol Foundationfor the Visual Arts. New York, NY.
1995-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’Biennial Grant
Missouri Arts Council.St. Louis, MO.
1992-93 Individual Artist Fellowship as an EmergingProfessional Artist
Delaware State Arts Council.Wilmington, DE.
State Awards, Grants, Fellowships:
2003 Artist Trust GAP Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
Selected Exhibition Awards:
2000 Grand Prize. ARTstravaganza, 13th Annual NationalJuried Art Exhibition
Juror: Helene Seeman.Hunter Museum of American Art. Chattanooga,TN.
1999 Juror’s Award Winner. International ContemporaryPainting Competition 1999
Juror: Andrew Forge.Erector Square Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Award of Excellence:1st Place. Audience Choice Award
12th Northern NationalArt Competition (national juried exhibition)
Juror: Christopher Brown.Northern Arts Council. Nicolet College. Rhinelander, WI.
Best of Show. ContemporaryVisions ‘99 (national juried exhibition)
Juror: Phillip Pearlstein.University of Bridgeport. Bridgeport, CT.
Award Winner.14th GreaterMidwest International Exhibition
Juror: Dr. Jan Schall.Central Missouri State University. Warrensburg, MO.
1995-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists' BiennialAward
Juror: Susan Krane. MissouriArts Council. St. Louis, MO.
China National Fine Art Museum. Beijing
China National Academyof Fine Arts. Hangzhou
Britain Great Britain-ChinaCentre. London
Slade School of Fine Art. University of London, London
Michael Marks Foundation.London
Sue Williams Gallery.London
Caroline Oriental Company.London
U.S.A. The Crownery Company.Delaware
King's Island Company.Pennsylvania
1989-1992 Master of Fine Arts. University of Delaware.Newark, DE. U.S.A.
1987-1989 University of London Higher Diploma inFine Art (M.F.A.).
Slade School of Fine Art, University of London. London, U.K.
1985-1987 Postgraduate in Fine Arts. China National Academy of Fine Arts. Hangzhou, China.
1978-1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts. China National Academy of Fine Arts. Hangzhou, China.
Public Art Commission:
2003-2008 Mural at University of Washington-Tacoma: Chinese in Tacoma, November 3, 1885
Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
2003-4 Chinese in Tacoma, November 3, 1885
Washington State Arts Commission. Olympia, WA.
Artist in Residence:
10/2003 Williamson Memorial Artist-in-Residencein Painting
Indiana State University.Terre Haute, IN.
1998 Lila Wallace – Reader's Digest Artistsat Giverny
Foundation Claude Monet.Giverny, France.
Also, traveled and studiedmuseum collections in France, England and Italy.
Selected Academic Achievements:
2006 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center or East Asian Art, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2006-2007 Institute for Ethic Studies in the United States Research Grant, Institute for Ethic Studies in the United States Research, University of Washington,Seattle, WA
2005 Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation Grant, Graduate School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004 Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation Grant,
Graduate School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003 Royalty Research Fund Grant and Royalty Research Fund Scholar Research project: Invisible People: Chinese Railroad Workers
Office of Research, Universityof Washington. Seattle, WA.
2002 University of Delaware Presidential Citationfor Outstanding Achievement, University of Delaware. Newark, DE.
Junior Faculty DevelopmentAward, College of Arts and Science,University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
2001 University Faculty Research Grant. Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield, MO.
2000 Faculty Fellowship Award. Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.
Faculty of the MissouriLondon Program (2001-2002)
Missouri State UniversityConsortium. Jefferson City, MO.
Imperial College, Universityof London. London, UK.
1999 SMSU College of Arts & Letters Awardsin Research
College of Arts &Letters, Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.
1998 Master Advisor. Academic Advisement Center,SMSU. Springfield, MO.
SMSU College of Arts& Letters Awards in Teaching
College of Arts &Letters, Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.
University Faculty ResearchGrant. Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield, MO.
International TravelGrant. Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.
1997 SMSU Foundation Awards in Research
Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.
Faculty Fellowship Award.Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.
1994 Faculty Fellowship Award. Southwest MissouriState University. Springfield, MO.
1990 Graduate Scholarship. Graduate School, Universityof Delaware. Newark, DE.
1989 Rothermere Foundation Scholarship. RothermereFoundation. London, U.K.
1988 Rothermere Foundation Scholarship. RothermereFoundation. London, U.K.
Michael Marks Scholarship.Michael Marks Foundation. London, U.K.
British and Foreign SchoolSociety Scholarship.
British and Foreign SchoolSociety. London, U.K.
1987 British National Scholarship. British Council.London, U.K.
2006 Panelist: China Symposium – Contemporary Poetry and Art in(and out of) China, Wang Center for International Programs, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
2005 Panelist: Defining the Audience: International Perspectives on Art and Design, Presentation: A Few Glimpses on the Current Status of College Art Education in China,
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Juror Panel: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist Fellowship in Painting, (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD
2005 Panelist: Contemporary Artistic Expression in China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
East Asia Center: UW Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle, WA
2004 Panelist: The Relevance of Tradition in Contemporary Art, Paper presentation: From Negotiating with Nature to Negotiating with Cultures, 92nd Annual CAA Conference in Seattle, College Art Association, New York, NY
2003 Speaker at the China Symposium – China Bridges for a New Century, Paper presentation: A Painter in the Post-Modern Era – Negotiations with Cultures of the East and West, Realities of the Past and the Present, Wang Center for International Programs, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
2003 Panelist. A Seattle Humanities Forum: Chinese Cosmopolitan Culture in the Interwar Period Frye Art Museum. Seattle,WA.
Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington. Seattle, WA
China Studies Program,UW Jackson School of International Studies. Seattle, WA
2002 Session Chair: Teaching Perceptual Drawingand Painting in the 21st Century. 90th Annual Conference(in Philadelphia). College Art Association, New York, NY.
2000 Panelist. Bridging the Divide Between ArtHistory and Studio.
61st Conference of the Mid-America College Art Association. Louisville, KY.
1998 Panelist. Art, Culture and Human Rights.
60th Conference of the Mid-America College Art Association. Lexington, KY.
1997 Panelist. Does art have any relevance forsocial change in U.S.A.?
Art Saint Louis. St.Louis, MO. (sponsor: Missouri Arts Council)
1995 Panelist. Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists'Biennial.
Museum of Art and Archaeology,University of Missouri-Columbia. Columbia, MO.
Selected Visiting Artists
2005 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
2004 Northwest College of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA.
2003 Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
2003 Western Washington University, Bellingham,WA.
2002 University of Delaware. Newark, DE.
2000 University of Toledo. Toledo, OH.
University of NorthernIowa. Cedar Falls, IA.
1999 University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR.
Tennessee TechnologicalUniversity. Cookeville, TN.
Pennsylvania Collegeof Art and Design. Lancaster, PA.
State Fair CommunityCollege. Sedalia, MO.
1994 Central China Normal University. Wuhan, Hubei,China.
Selected Guest Speakers:
2004 Crossing Cultures/Crossing History, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
2003 A Painter’s Journey. Seattle Academyof Fine Arts. Seattle, WA.
2002 Artifacts and Artistic Creations. Henry Gallery,University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
1999 Drawing From Observation. College of Ozarks.Point Lookout, MO.
1998 College of the Ozarks. Point Lookout, MO.
1995 Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.
1992 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.Wilmington, DE.
Council of Delaware Artist.Wilmington, DE.
1989 Royal Society of Painting-Etchers and Engravers.London, U.K.
2009 Jerome Slibergeld. Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art
Yale University Press. March 2009. p. 50 –57, 138–39, 217–236, 286, plate 20–24.
Jerome Slibergeld. Body in Question: Image and Illusion in Two Chinese Films by Director Jiang Wen
Princeton University Press. Princeton NJ. December 2008. p. 122–125, 152n107, 158n126, 168, plate 30
2004 Dr. Donald D. Landon, Daring to Excel – The First 100 Years of Southwest Missouri State University,
Walsworth Publishing Co., Marcline, MO, p. 283, 285, 390
2001 Bill Ivey, Jennifer Dowley, Nancy Princenthal, A Creative Legacy – A History of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists’ Fellowship. Harry N. Abrams. New York, NY. p. 226
2000 Dr. Jan Schall, Tempus Fugit: Time Flies. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City, MO. October p.187-88, plate 187.
1999 Marquis Who’s Who, Who’s Whoin American. Providence, NJ. Since October.
Dr. Judith W. Simpson,Art Education and the Creation of Meaning.
1998 Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.1998. p.128. plates 4-1, 4-2, 4-3.
Creative Capital Foundation. New York, NY.
Arts international, Institute of International Education. New York,NY.
National Endowment for the Arts. Washington, DC.
Norman Lundin, The Perception of Appearance, a Decade of Contemporary American Figure drawing. Frye Art Museum. University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, June 2002. p. 133, plate 43.
Dr. Dianne Strickland, Why Modernism wasn’t a public affair.SMSU, Springfield.
March, 2000. p. 19, 20, 23, plate 14 -17.
14th Greater Midwest International Exhibition. Warrensburg, MO.1999
Susan Krane, 95-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial.
Missouri Arts Council. St. Louis, MO. April, 1995.
MOAK 4 State Regional Exhibition. Springfield Art Museum. December,1992.
Artists as Teachers. Springfield Art Museum. September, 1992.
4th International Biennial Print Exhibit 1989.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Taipei, Taiwan. March 18, 1990. plate 219.
Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Paintings & Prints.
The South Bank Centre and Royal Festival Hall. London, U.K. 1988
Victoria Josslin, Intimate Encounters: Contemporary Figure Drawing
American Arts Quarterly. Hastings on Hudson, NY. Summer, 2002. p.19.
Jud Yalkut, Linear Observation, exhibition of national artists.
Dayton Daily News. Dayton, OH. January 6, 2002. p. 1OC.
Camille Howell, Horror story of human cruelty fills gallery.
News-leader. Springfield, MO. May 7, 2001. p. 5B
Rebecca Golden, A cruel and unusual subject. Toledo City Paper.Toledo, OH. Dec. 14, 2000. p. 14.
Alice Thorson, Quality ‘Time’ at the Nelson, ‘TempusFugit’ exhibit succeeds in displaying
art through ages. The Kansas City Star. Kansas City, MO. Sunday,Oct. 29, 2000. Arts, p. 1, 3.
Deborah Dickson Campbell, Considering the Moments and Moment ofTime.
Review. Kansas City, MO. November 2000, Vol. 3, No.1 p. 36-37.
Stephen Goode, Avant-Garde Art Has New Bankers. Insight on the News.
Washington, DC. July 17, 2000. Vol. 16, No. 26. p.20-21. plate 21.
Creative Capital Gives First Grants. Art in America. New York, NY.March, 2000. p.160.
Creative Capital. ARTnews. New York, NY. March 2000. p. 66.
Daily News Staff, Artist tells story through paintings. The DailyNews. Rhinelander, WI.
October 10, 1999. Section 3, p. 7.
Sara Bennett, Professor Wins Award to Study in France. News-–Leader.MO. May 30, 1997. p. 58.
97 to watch in `97: profiling 97 Springfield comers. SpringfieldMagazine. MO. January, 1997. p. 32.
Ron Jennings, Art of Conflict. Sedalia Democrat. Sedalia, MO. March14, 1996. p. 6.
NEA Fellowship for Artists, 1995. Art in America. New York, NY.November, 1995. p.138.
Editorial Page: Artist’s Grim Works Affirm Freedom’s Aim.
News-leader. Oct. 29, 1995. Sunday edition.
Tamlya Beasley, Images of Brutality. News-Leader. Oct. 26, 1995.p. 5B.
Todd Foltz, Ominous Beauty. News-Press. St. Joseph, Missouri. July 14, 1995. p. D1.