Zhi Lin

Bloody Summer, Cape Horn, California, 1865, Building of the Central Pacific by C

Bloody Summer, Cape Horn, California, 1865, Building of the Central Pacific by Chinese Worker, 2013, Chinese ink and colors on Chinese paper, 36 x 144”

Available Works
Bloody Summer, Cape Horn, California, 1865, Building of the Central Pacific by C Burns in Desert, Humboldt Lake, Nevada, 1868, Building of the Central Pacific by Spring Mountains, American River, California, 1865, Building of the Central Paci May Sky, Salt Lake, Utah, 1869, Building of the Central Pacific by Chinese Worke Iced bones, Donner Pass, California, 1866-7 Building of the Central Pacific by C Five Capital Executions in China: Decapitation 1995 mixed media painting and scr  Five Capital Executions in China: Drawing and Quartering, 2002, charcoal on can Five Capital Executions in China: Firing Squad, 1996 mixed media painting and sc Five Capital Executions in China: Flaying, 1996, mixed media painting and screen Five Capital Executions in China: Starvation, 1999, mixed media painting and scr  Two Dragon Dancers at Break (Study for Drawing and Quartering), 2000 graphite o  Five Capital Executions in China, "Two Horses Feeding (Study for Drawing and Qu A Man Holding a Bowl by a Table (Study for Starvation), 1996, graphite on paper A Man with a Gun (Study for Firing Squad), 1995 graphite on paper 11" x 8" im, 2 Five Capital Executions in China, Trumpeter (Study for Drawing and Quartering)"2 Two Men Kneeling and Tied Up (Study for Decapitation), 1993 graphite on paper 11
About: Zhi Lin
Zhi Lin

Born: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.
Lives and works in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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Education:
1989-1992 Master of Fine Arts, University of Delaware. Newark, DE. U.S.A.
1987-1989 University of London Higher Diploma in Fine 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

Academic Positions:
2011-present Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Professorship in the Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2009-present Professor, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001-present Affiliate Faculty, China Studies Program, UW Jackson School of International Studies
2004-2009 Associate Professor (tenured), School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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

Professional Positions:
2012–present College Council Member, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006–present Chair: Art Division, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2007–present Co-Chair: Painting & Drawing Program, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004–present Fulbright Scholarship Review & Interview, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004–2007 UW Faculty Senate Council on Multicultural Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, W

National Awards, Grants, Fellowships:
2000-2001 Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Visual Arts (Painting).
Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY
1997-1998 Lila Wallace – Reader's Digest Artists at Giverny
Lila Wallace – Reader's Digest Fund, New York, NY, French Institute, Paris;
Foundation Claude Monet, Giverny, France
1996 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship Award
Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY
1995-1997 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in Painting
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1994-1995 National Endowment for the Arts Midwest Regional Artists’ Project Grant
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY.
1995-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant
Missouri Arts Council. St. Louis, MO.
1992 1992-93 Individual Artist Fellowship as an Emerging Professional Artist
Delaware State Arts Council. Wilmington, DE.

State Awards, Grants, Fellowships:
2011 Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship (2011–2012)
2010 Artist Trust GAP Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2009 Henry Jackson School of International Students Fritz Faculty Research Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Royal Research Fund Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle ,WA
2007-2008 Henry Jackson School of International Students Fritz Faculty Research Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tank Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Institute for Ethnic Student in the United States Research Grant, University of Washington. Seattle, WA
2003 Artist Trust GAP Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2002-2003 Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
1995-1996 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant
Missouri Arts Council, St. Louis, MO
1992 Individual Artist Fellowship as an Emerging Professional Artist
Delaware State Arts Council, Wilmington, DE

Selected Exhibition Awards:
2000 Grand Prize. ARTstravaganza, 13th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Juror: Helene Seeman. Hunter Museum of American Art. Chattanooga, TN.
1999 Juror’s Award Winner. International Contemporary Painting Competition 1999
Juror: Andrew Forge. Erector Square Gallery. New Haven, CT.
1999 Award of Excellence: 1st Place. Audience Choice Award
12th Northern National Art Competition (national juried exhibition)
 Juror: Christopher Brown, Northern Arts Council, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
1999 Best of Show. Contemporary Visions ‘99 (national juried exhibition)
Juror: Phillip Pearlstein, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
1999 Award Winner, 14th Greater Midwest International Exhibition
Juror: Dr. Jan Schall, Central Missouri State University. Warrensburg, MO
1994 1995-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists' Biennial Award
Juror: Susan Krane, Missouri Arts Council, St. Louis, MO
1992 Cash Award. MOAK 4 States Regional Juried Exhibition
Juror: Tom Toperzer, Director of Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Okalahoma, OK
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

Selected Collections:
United States
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Pacific Asian Museum, Los Angeles, California
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Washington State Art Commission, Olympia, Washington
Alta Med Health Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Swedish Hospital Collection, Seattle, Washington
The Crownery Inc., Delaware
King’s Island Inc., Pennsylvania

United Kingdom
Oxford University Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford
University of London Art Collection, University of London, London
Great Britain-China Centre, London
Slade School of Fine Art. University of London, London
Rothermere Foundation, London
Michael Marks Foundation. London
Sue Williams Gallery, London
Caroline Oriental Company, London

China
National Fine Art Museum. Beijing
Hubei Chinese Artists Association. Wuhan
China National Academy of Fine Arts. Hangzhou
Huazhong Normal University. Wuhan

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 “Retrieved the 19th Century History: Chinese immigrants in the Puget Sound”, Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, WA
2013 “Chinaman’s Chance” on the Promontory Summit, May 10, 1869, Utah, USA
“The 3rd Hubei Art Festival & the 1st Hubei International Festival of Contemporary Art”,
Boya Art Exhibition Center, Central China Normal University. Wuhan, China
2010 “Zhi Lin’s work: from Tiananmen square to Promontory Summit”, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
2009 “Zhi Lin: Invisible and Unwelcomed People”, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Zhi Lin: unheard, forgotten, and disregarded stories”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Seattle, WA
“Zhi Lin: Invisible and Unwelcomed People”, North Park University, Chicago, IL; University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
2007 “Zhi Lin: Unheard Voices and Invisible People”, Howard House of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2003-2004 “Zhi Lin: Crossing History/ Crossing Cultures” (exhibition catalog)
Spartanburg County Museum of Art, SC
Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1999-2001 “Zhi Lin: Five Capital Executions in China” (exhibition catalog)
Art & Design Gallery, Missouri State University. Springfield, MO
Center for Visual Arts, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
University Gallery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
1998 “Recent Work by Zhi Lin” (sponsor Missouri Arts Council)
Boger Gallery, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
Image Point Gallery, Springfield, MO
1992 “Works on Paper by Zhi Lin”, Sue Williams Gallery, London, U.K.
1991 “Zhi Lin: Five Chinese Elements”
Clayton Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
1989 “Zhi Lin’s Recent Work: Aspect of Prints”, Sue Williams Gallery, London, U.K.

Collaborative Research Project Exhibitions
2010 Documentary Fortnight, 2010: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film (2.17–3. 3. 2010)
Chinese Ghost Story (2008) USA. Directed by Dan Boord, Luis Valdovino (March 1, 2010)
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Established in 2001, MoMA’s annual two-week showcase of recent nonfiction film and video takes place each February. This selection of international feature and short documentaries represents the wide range of creative categories that extend the idea of the documentary form. This year’s festival is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, with Maria Fosheim Lund, Director Liaison, Department of Film. The selection committee is Sally Berger; Andrew Ingall, Liza Johnson.
2009 2009 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (4, 2009)
Chinese Ghost Story has been selected for the inclusion in the renowned international short film festival from over 6,500 submissions and from 37 countries; the film was among seven films from the US featured in the competition.
2008 Chinese Ghost Story – Chinese Railway Workers (35-minute short-flim, 2008)
Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino, University of Colorado–Boulder
Zhi Lin participated in the film’s making very extensively, including the project research, document translations, filming location, and onsite filming, He was one of the consultors to the film, and was filmed extensively in the film, and was one of the three narrators in the film.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015 “The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America”, Asia Society, Houston, TX
2014 “The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America“, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2013 “The Moment For Ink: Shaking off tradition”, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2012 “Commentaries: Artists Respond to the Land”, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 “Carrying the Tradition and Redefining the Path, China Academy of Fine Arts’ Printmaking since
1928”, China National Academy Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
“The Small Works Show “, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Contemporary Drawing in the Northwest”, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
“Art and Politics Now, cultural activism in a time of crisis”, M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
“(Be)Longing, Apprehensions and Opportunity at the Cultural Crossroads”, University of Washington Museology Masters Program, Seattle, WA, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
2010 “A Preview of Things to Come”, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 “On Paper”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery. New York, NY
“West Coast Drawings”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
“West Coast Drawings”, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, New York, NY
“Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
“9th Northwest Biennial”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
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
2004 “Drawings VII” Koplin Del Rio Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2002 “The Perception of Appearance, a Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing” (exhibition catalog), Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2001 “Drawing from Perception IV”, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
2000 “Tempus Fugit: Time Flies” (exhibition catalog)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
“ARTstravaganza”, 13th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition.
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
1999 “Drawing from Perception III”, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
“International Contemporary Painting Competition”
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
“12th Northern National Art Competition”, Northern Arts Council, Rhinelander, WI
“Contemporary Visions ’99”, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
“14th Greater Midwest International Exhibition” (exhibition catalog)
Central Missouri State University. Warrensburg, MO
1995-1996 “Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial” (exhibition catalog)
Museum of Art and Archaeology. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO
Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO
Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO
Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO
1992 “MOAK 4 States Regional Exhibition”, (exhibition catalog)
Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO
1989 “4th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1989 ROC”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan
“Chinese Prints”, Contemporary Arts Institute, London, U.K.
“British Open 89: Royal Society of Painting-Etchers & Engravers”
Bankside Gallery, London, U.K.
“Chinese Woodcuts” Flaxman Gallery, University of London, London, U.K.
1988 “Slade Prints” British Council Gallery, British Council. Islamabad, Pakistan,
“Contemporary Chinese Paintings & Print”
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London, U.K.
“Contemporary Chinese Art”, Churchill College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K.
1987 “Chinese Paintings and Print”, Artist Club, London, U.K.
National Portrait Art Exhibition, National History Museum. Beijing, China
National Illustration Art Exhibition, National Fine Art Museum. Beijing, 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

Artist in Residence:
2003 Williamson Memorial Artist-in-Residence in Painting
Indiana State University. Terre Haute, IN
1998 Lila Wallace – Reader's Digest Artists at Giverny, Foundation Claude Monet, Giverny, France
Also, traveled and studied museum collections in France, England and Italy

Selected Academic Achievements:
2013 Milliman Endowment Grant, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2011 Fritz Faculty Research Grant, China Studies Program, Henry Jackson School of International Studies. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Milliman Endowment Grant, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2010 Fritz Faculty Research Grant, China Studies Program, Henry Jackson School of International Studies. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2009 Royalty Research Fund Scholar and Royalty Research Fund Grant (2009 –2011), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fritz Faculty Research Grant, China Studies Program, Henry Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Milliman Endowment Grant, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2007 Fritz Faculty Research Grant (2007-08), China Studies Program, Henry Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Milliman Endowment Grant, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center or East Asian Art, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2006 Institute for Ethic Studies in the United States Research Grant, Institute for Ethic Studies in the United States Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2006-2007)
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, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2003-2005)
2002 University of Delaware Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2001 University Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
2000 Faculty Fellowship Award, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
2000 Faculty of the Missouri London Program (2001-2002), Missouri State University Consortium, Jefferson City, MO
Imperial College, University of London, London, U.K.
1999 SMSU College of Arts & Letters Awards in Research College of Arts & Letters, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
1998 Master Advisor, Academic Advisement Center, MSU, Springfield, MO
SMSU College of Arts & Letters Awards in Teaching, College of Arts & Letters, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
University Faculty Research Grant, Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield, MO
International Travel Grant, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
1997 SMSU Foundation Awards in Research, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Faculty Fellowship Award, Missouri State University. Springfield, MO
1994 Faculty Fellowship Award, Missouri State University. Springfield, MO
1990 Graduate Scholarship, Graduate School, University of Delaware. Newark, DE
1989 Rothermere Foundation Scholarship, Rothermere Foundation. London, U.K.
1988 Rothermere Foundation Scholarship, Rothermere Foundation. London, U.K.
Michael Marks Scholarship, Michael Marks Foundation, London, U.K.
British and Foreign School Society Scholarship, British and Foreign School Society, London, U.K.
1987 British National Scholarship. British Council, London, U.K.

Panelists/Presentations:
2013 Co–Chair: the International Symposium: Contemporary Art–Practice/Research/Theory
Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
2011 Artist Panel Discussion: (Be)Longing, Apprehensions and Opportunity at the Cultural Crossroads
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. Seattle, WA; Krikland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
Zhi Lin and Z.Z. Wei: Two Contemporary Takes
Seattle Asian Art Museum. Seattle, WA
2009 Presentation: Understanding Humanity through Cultural Convergence and Intersection International Symposium, ARTiculations
Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton, NJ
The International symposium ARTiculations, which was accompanied the exhibition, Outside In: Chinese x American x
Contemporary Art, at the Princeton University Art Museum from March to July 2009.
2008 Panelist: International Symposium of Art Education and Communication
Part I of the Symposium: Conditions and Strategies: Academy in the Multicultural Context
Presentation: Teaching representational painting in American higher education
China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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 Drawing and Painting in the 21st Century
90th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, College Art Association, New York, NY
2000 Panelist, Bridging the Divide Between Art History 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 for social 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:
Southeast University. Nanjing, China (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (2013, 2006)
Central China Normal University. Wuhan, Hubei, China (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 1994)
Remin University of China. Beijing, China (2012)
Central Washington University. Ellensburg, WA (2012)
Hubei Institute of Fine Arts. Wuhan, China (2012)
Baylor University. Waco, TX (2011)
University of Texas at Alington. Alington, TX (2011)
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI (2011)
Southern Organ University. Ashland, OR (2010)
University of Nevada–Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV (2009)
University of Colorado–Boulder. Boulder, CO (2009)
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (2009)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA (2009, 2005)
Eastern Washington University. Cheney, WA (2009)
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Spokane, WA (2009)
Spokane Falls Community College. Spokane, WA (2009)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2007)
Princeton University. Princeton, NJ (2006)
Hubei Institute of Arts, Wuhan, Hubei, China (2006)
University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA (2006)
Northwest College of Art. Bainbridge Island, WA (2004)
Indiana State University. Terre Haute, IN (2003)
Western Washington University. Bellingham, WA (2003)
University of Delaware. Newark, DE (2002)
University of Toledo. Toledo, OH (2000)
University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA (2000)
University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR (1999)
Tennessee Technological University. Cookeville, TN (1999)
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. Lancaster, PA (1999)
University of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis, MO (1998)
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Bloomsburg, PA (1996)
State Fair Community College. Sedalia, MO (1996)

Selected Guest Speakers:
2014 Artist Talk: Chinaman’s Chance in the 19th Century America, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Lecture: Drawing Now, The New Drawing Since 2000’s, Central China Normal University. Wuhan, Hubei, China
2011 Lecture: Understanding Humanity Through Cultural Covergencies and Intersections, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2010 ArtTalk: The process of making Invisible and Unwelcomed People Project, Gage Academy of Fine Arts, Seattle, WA
2009 Unheard, Forgotten and Disregarded Stories, School of Art, University of Washington. Seattle, WA
2008 The Process of Making Invisible and Unwelcomed People Project, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
From Tiananmen Square to Promontory Summit, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA
Invisible and Unwelcomed People, Pacific Asian Museum. Los Angeles, CA
University of Puget Sound. Tacoma, WA
School of Art Visiting Committee, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2007 Teaching representational painting in American higher education, China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Central China Normal University. Wuhan, Hubei, China
A Painter’s Journey: Across Culture and History, Baas Gallery. Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University. Seattle, WA (2007)
2004 Crossing Cultures/Crossing History. Frye Art Museum. Seattle,
2004 Crossing Cultures/Crossing History, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2003 A Painter’s Journey, Seattle Academy of 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.

Selected Bibliography

Books
Dr. Susan Noyes Platt, Art and Politics Now, cultural activism in a time of crisis
Midmarch Arts Press, New York, NY. January 2011. plate 20, p. 226, 229-233, 241.
Margaret Davidson, Contemporary Drawing, Key Concepts and Techniques
Watson-Guptill Publications. New York, NY. May 2011. p. 106, 107, 185.
Michael Sullivan. Modern Chinese Art: the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection
Oxford University Ashmolean Museum Press. March 2010. p. 271, plate 66.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Donald D. Landon, Daring to Excel – The First 100 Years of Southwest Missouri State University.
Walsworth Publishing Co. Marcline, MO. 2004. p. 283, 285, 390.
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. 2001. p. 226
Dana Friis-Hansen, Other Times/Other Histories. Book Tempus Fugit: Time Flies. Edited by Dr. Jan Schall.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City, MO. October 2000. p.187-188, plate 187.
Dr. Judith W. Simpson, Art Education and the Creation of Meaning.
Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1998. p.128. plates 4-1, 4-2, 4-3.
University Mentors Handbook, 1997. MSU Foundation Awards in Research: Zhi Lin.
Missouri State University. Springfield, MO. 1997. p. 7.

Monographs
Dr. Kresser, Land marks: Metaphor and Trace on the Path of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Exhibition catalog entitled, Zhi Lin’s Onsite Sketches: Invisible and Unwelcomed People.
University of Washington, University of Puget Sound. November 2007. 40 pages.
Dr. Jan Schall, Meditations on Cruelty and Compassion. Four venue traveling solo exhibition catalogue Zhi Lin:
Crossing History/Crossing Cultures. Edited by Dr. Debra Byrne. Frye Art Museum, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle and Los Angles, October 2003. p. 7-10, plate 1-19.
Franklin Sirmans, Zhi Lin: Five Capital Executions in China – a project of Creative Capital.
Creative Capital Foundation. New York, NY. December, 2003.

Exhibition Catalogues
Xu Jay, Mark Dean Johnson, The Moment for Ink.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco State Univesrity. San Francisco, CA. Feb., 2013.
p. 25, 103, 104, 105, figure 33, plate 47
Xu Jiang, Carrying the Tradition and Redefining the Path, China Academy of Fine Arts’ Printmaking since 1928.
China National Academy Art Museum Press. Hangzhou, China. September, 2011. p 247, 261, 263. 270, 277.
Mercy Trent, (Be)Longing, Apprehensions and Opportunity at the Cultural Crossroads
Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA. March 5, 2011. p 5-6, 9.
Norman Lundin, West Coast Drawings
Koplin Del Rio Gallery. Culver City, CA. August, 2009. p. 22.
Rock Hushka, Alison Greene, The 9th Northwest Biennial
Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, WA. January, 2009. p. 11, 24, 66–68.
Bolton Colburn, Robert Williams, Meg Linton, The Land of Retinal Delights.
Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach, CA. August, 2008. plate 130.
Robert K. Cassetti, Representing Representation VII. Arnot Art Museum. Elmira, NY. September, 2005. p. 76,
plate 30.
Thomas Blackman, Art Chicago 2005 –13th Annual Exposition of International Galleries.
Thomas Blackman Associates, Chicago, IL. April 29–May 2, 2005. p 132, 133, 270 (reproductions)
Norman Lundin, The Perception of Appearances, 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.
MSU. Springfield, MO. March, 2000. p. 19, 20, 23, plate 14 -17.
14th Greater Midwest International Exhibition.
CMSU. Warrensburg, MO. 1999
Susan Krane, 95-96 Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial
Missouri Arts Council. St. Louis, MO. April, 1995. p. 11-13. plate 12-13.
MOAK 4 State Regional Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO. December, 1992
Artists as Teachers
Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO. September, 1992
4th International Biennial Print Exhibit 1989
Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Taipei, Taiwan. March 18, 1990. plate 219.
Exhibition Brochures Dr. Jerome Silbergeld, Zhi Lin’s work: from Tiananmen Square to Promontory Summit
Schneider Museum of Art. Ashland, January 2010. p 2- 6
Chip Tom, Chinaman’s Chance – Views of Chinese American Experience
Pacific Asia Museum. Pasadena, March 2009. p. 1-4
Articles
Naomi Ekperigin, Using Traditional Methods to Tell Forgotten Stories.
American Artist Magazine. New York, NY. Fall 2010 issue. September 6, 2010. p. 30–39 (reproductions)
Dr. Susan Noyes Platt, Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art
The Art Book. The Association of Art History, Oxford, UK. August 2010. p. 30–32
Zhi Lin, A View of Rock Springs from the No. 3 Mine, 2007.
ZYZZYVA, the last word: west coast writers & artists. San Francisco, CA. Vol. XXVI, No. 1, Spring 2010. p. 51 (reproductions)
Pete Sweeney, Artistic Ambiguity: is Chinese contemporary art an opportunity or a scam?
China Economic Review. Focus: Leisure & Luxury. Hong Kong, China. June 2010, Vol. 21, No. 06, p. 4-6
Joan Lebold Cohen, Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art
ArtZineChina – a contemporary Chinese art portal. Shanghai, China. Summer, 2009 (reproductions)
http://www.artzinechina.com/display.php?a=779
Michael Hatch, The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, and Outside In: Chinese x
American x Contemporary Art. Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Taipei, Taiwan, and Vancouver, Canada. July/August 2009, Vol. 8, No 4. p. 74–87 (reproductions)
Schol Lee, Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art.
Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Taipei, Taiwan, and Vancouver, Canada. July/August 2009, Vol. 8, No 4. p. 88–97 (reproductions)
Alonzo Emery, Cross-cultural Reflections from the Outside In
Orientations. Hong Kong, China. June 2009, Vol. 40, No. 5
http://www.orientations.com.hk/php/latestissue.php?act=REVIEWS&id=206
Benjamin Genocchio, Art Review: Examining Chinese Identity
New York Times. New York, NJ. March 26, 2009. Art Review (reproductions)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/nyregion/new-jersey/29artsnj.html
Tan Wei, Ink of imagination and identity: “Chinese-ness”
Beijing Net (YNET.com). Beijing, China. April 3, 2009.
http://dycj.ynet.com/article.jsp?oid=50049324
Edward Sozanski, What makes Chinese art Chinese? That’s the question posed by a Princeton show. Style and
spirit trump nationality. The Philadelphia Inquiry. Philadelphia, PA. March 22, 2009. (reproductions)
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/edward_j_sozanski/20090322_Art...
Ilene Dube, Chinese x American.
New Jersey TimeOFF. Centraljersey.com. March 17, 2009.
http://centraljersey.com/articles/2009/03/18/time_off/entertainment_news...
Dilshanie Perera, PU Art Exhibit “Outside In” Poses Questions About Contemporary, Chinese, American Art
TownTopics. Princeton, NJ. March 11, 2009. Vol. LXIII, No. 10. http://www.towntopics.com/mar1109/other1.php
Jcirelli, For these artists, tradition is a mixed medium
NJ.com. March 10, 2009.
http://blog.nj.com/entertainment_impact_arts/2009/03/for_these_artists_t...
Luke Baumgarten, An Art History of Violence – Meditations on Art’s Oldest Obsession.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander. Spokane, WA. February 5, 2009. Vol. 16. No. 16. p. 18–24
http://www.inlander.com/content/arts_culture_violence_art
Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma Art Museum: Minimal Biennial
The News Tribune. Tacoma, WA. February 3, 2009.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/ae/artmuseums/story/614861.html
Sheila Farr, Seattle art dealers pitch a winning show
The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA. October 17, 2008. NWTicket, p. H–45
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2008275360_visart17.html
Dave R. Davison, Eye of the storm – Kittredge exhibits examine human frailty. (reproductions)
Tacoma Weekly. Tacoma, WA. April 10, 2008.
http://www.tacomaweekly.com/article/1808
Jenine Baines, A ‘Celestial” view from ‘Golden Mountain.’ (reproductions)
Pasadena Weekly. Pasadena, CA. March 13, 2008.
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/a_celestial_view_from_gol...
Emanuel Parker, China focus of Pacific Asia Museum exhibit. (reproductions)
SGVTribune.com. Pasadena, CA. March 8, 2008.
http://www.sgvtribune.com/gettingout/ci_8503818
The Chinese–American Experience. Pasadena Now. Pasadena, CA. February 22, 2008.
http://www.pasadenanow.com/_ArticleManager/publish/article_4086.shtml
Yun Ma, Art Exhibition of Chinese–American Experience. (reproductions)
World Journal. New York, NY. February 16, 2008. Los Angeles Edition – p. 1.
http://www.worldjournal.com:82/gate/gb/www.worldjournal.com/wj-la-news.p...
Dr. Kresser, Zhi Lin: A New Old Master.
Image. Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA. January 2008. Issue 56. pl. 8-12, p. 71-81 (reproductions)
Jen Graves, In Art News – The Six Degrees OF CC.
The Stranger. Seattle, WA. August 17, 2007.
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=291319&mode=print
Frances DeVuono, ‘Zhi Lin: Unheard Voices and Invisible People’ at Howard House
Artweek. Palo Alto, CA. June 2007, Vol. 38, Issue 5. p. 22 (reproductions)
Elizabeth Bryant, APRIL. artdish, northwset forum on visual art. Seattle, WA. April 28, 2007. (reproductions)

Claire Emiko Fant, Zhi Lin: “Unheard voices and invisible people.”
International Examiner. Seattle, WA. April 18 - May 1, 2007. Arts & Entertainment, Volume 34 No. 08. p. 7. (reproductions)
Jen Graves, Even the Dreadful Martyrdom
The Stranger. Seattle, WA. April 4, 2007. In/visible
Sheila Farr, UW professor’s art gives voice to society’s “unheard.”
The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA. March 30, 2007. p. 38H (reproductions)
Scarlet Cheng, Asian style and taste – Artists explore the many facets of food in “Banquet.”
Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. January 11, 2007.
Larry Reid, The Cultural Evolution of Zhi Lin.
Juxtapoz-Art Culture Magazine. San Fransico, CA. January, 2007. Vol. 14. No. 1. p. 80 - 85
Dan Sanchez, Banquet Art Exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum –Variety of Asian Expressions of Family,
Community and Food.
The Epoch Times. New York, NY. December 10, 2006.
Miriam N. Kotzin, Zhi Lin: Five Capital Executions in China.
Per Contra. Philadelphia, PA. Vol. 1, Issue 3. Summer 2006.
Dain Peng, Zhi Lin: an artist expresses his political concepts and ideas through his paintings.
Seattle Chinese Post. Seattle, WA, Vol. 25 No. 31. July 29, 2006. p 13.
Zhang Guanghui, Art in US West.
Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Journal. Wuhan, Hubei, China. April, 2006. Serial #26. p 26-27
Janet Koplos, Plugged In and Caffeinated.
Art in America. New York, NY. September 2005. p. 69-71
Alan G. Artner, Three competing spring art shows a sign of times.
Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL. April 30, 2005. Sec. 1, Weekend Entertainment. p 29, 32
Zhi Lin, Five Capital Executions in China: Drawing and Quartering.
ZYZZYVA, the last word: west coast writers & artists. San Francisco, CA. Vol. XX, No. 2, Fall 04. p. 56-58
David Pagel, The Human Form in Staid Settings.
Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. August 27, 2004. p. E27
Ann-Marie Stillion, Drawing faithfully, seeing with an open mind.
Northwest Asian Weekly. Seattle, WA. August 7–13, 2004. Vol. 23 No. 32. p. 5
Holly Myers, Zhi Lin at Koplin Del Rio in Los Angeles
Reviews: National, ARTnews. New York, NY. June 2004. p. 120
Tom Starland, Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, Features New Exhibitions
Carolina Arts. Bonneau, SC. June 2004. Vol. 8, No 6, p. 12
Collectte Chattopadhyay, Zhi Lin at Koplin Del Rio Gallery.
Artweek. Palo Alto, CA. May 2004, Vol. 35, Issue 4. p. 20
Tyler Green, Zhi Lin at Koplin Del Rio
Modern Art Notes, Arts Journal.Com. April 23,2004.
Shana Nys Dambrot, Zhi Lin: Crossing History/Crossing Cultures
Flavorpill, New York, NY. April 6 - 12, 2004.
Zhi Lin’s series of Five Capital Executions in China
ArtScene. Thousand Oaks, CA. April, 2004. Vol. 23, No. 8.

James C. Leong, Artist Zhi Lin explores cruelty and compassion in “Crossing History/Crossing Cultures.”
The International Examiner. Seattle, WA. January 6, 2004. Vol. 30, No. 24. p.11-12.
Sheilla Farr, Artist Zhi Lin offers a brutal look at ‘Five Capital Executions.’
The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA. January 2, 2004. p. 39H
Regina Hackett, Bo Barlett and Zhi Lin Bring Life to Oddities and Horrors.
Seattle Post–Intelligencer, Seattle, WA. Wh, January 2, 2004. p. 14
Zhi Lin: Crossing History/Crossing Cultures – Examining the propensity for human cruelty
BananaCafe.ca. Toronto, Canada, Winter 2003.
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, ‘Tempus Fugit’ 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 of Time.
Review. Kansas City, MO. November 2000, Vol. 3, No.1 p. 36-37. (reproductions)
Stephen Goode, Avant-Garde Art Has New Bankers. (reproductions)
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.
Matthew Mirapaul, More Grants for Digital Artists.
The New York Times. New York, NY. December 30, 1999. Thursdays, arts@large
Daily News Staff, Artist tells story through paintings (reproductions)
The Daily News. Rhinelander, WI. October 10, 1999. Section 3, p. 7.
Dr. John H. Keiser (President, MSU), University Address: State of the University.
MSU Press. August 21, 1997
Richard Jenkins, Lin’s powerful paintings land residency at Monet’s garden
Southwest Missourian. Springfield, MO. Summer 1997. Vol 18 No. 3. p. 5.
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
Springfield Magazine. MO. January, 1997. p. 32.
Carol Ferring Shepley, Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, MO. May 30, 1996. GET OUT
Ron Jennings, Art of Conflict
Sedalia Democrat. Sedalia, MO. March 14, 1996. p. 6. (reproductions)
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. Springfield, MO. Oct. 29, 1995. Sunday edition.
Tamlya Beasley, Images of Brutality (reproduction)
News-Leader. Springfield, MO. Oct. 26, 1995. p. 5B.
Todd Foltz, Ominous Beauty
News-Press. St. Joseph, MO. July 14, 1995. p. D1. (reproductions)
Guy Burn, Prints
Art Review. London, U.K. May 5, 1989. p. 28-29.

Special Media Programs
Geoffrey Riley. Jefferson Exchanges: Chinese Workers
KSOR: Jefferson Public Radio, NPR. Ashland, OR. February 5, 2010, 8 am.
Sheila Mullen and Billy King, Art Work: Zhi Lin
SCCTV, Channels 28/32 Television. Seattle, WA. December 15, 2004.
Dr. Don Landon, Visual Arts and Public Issues - Zhi Lin’s work.
Channel 24 & 6 Television. Springfield, MO. February 23, 1997.
Cheryl Matthews, Five Capital Executions in China
KOLR10 Television. Springfield, MO. December 24, 1996.

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