LIC Art Center - Studio# 219
44-02 23rd Street
Born in Taiwan and grew up in Thailand, Eleen Lin holds an MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art, a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Her work has been exhibited in Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea; and galleries throughout Austria, Thailand, Taiwan, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States. Lin has been awarded with Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Sanyu Scholarships, and has participated with NYFA Immigrant Artist Projects, Fountainhead residency as well as the AIM program from the Bronx Museum of Art.
In the age of cultural cannibalism where everything is brought together and rearranged to formulate new identities, I reiterate folklores and literatures into contemporized cross-cultural narratives.
My current work retells the story of Moby Dick. The cultural diversity of the crewmates, the segregation from society, the worldly journey and mysticism of sea travel; are closely related to my experience of being an immigrant. In these works, the tale is told through a different cultural lens, illustrating how the globalized world brings us closer and creates a collective consciousness shared across cultural divides.
All images and text copyright Eleen Lin