Christopher Lin
Christopher Lin (b. 1988, New Port Richey, FL; lives and works in New York) graduated with a BA from Yale University in 2010 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2015. Combining elements of systematic experimentation and rigorous practice, his sculptures, installations, and conceptual projects explore materials that are familiar to the viewer but are presented in an unfamiliar way. Through careful arrangements of found objects and performative encounters, the everyday is twisted and made visceral. Play transforms into contemplation as he explores themes such as transience, the human condition, and environmental anxiety.

Lin’s work has been exhibited in New York and Chicago, recently at Flux Factory (Queens, NY), Church of St. Paul the Apostle (New York, NY), Ethan Cohen Fine Arts (New York, NY), and The Active Space (Brooklyn, NY) among others. He received the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2015 and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Hercules Art/Studio Program.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Breathing Room, Ray Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Fantastic Plastic, CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY (upcoming)
Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid, ABC No Rio, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

2016
As the Crow Flies, Hercules Art/Studio Program, New York, NY
Opus, Openings Collective, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY
The Artists Are In, Hercules Art/Studio Program, New York, NY
Low-Grade Euphoria, SVA MA Curatorial Practice, 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Anthropoceneans, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2015
507 Johnson, Air Circulation, Brooklyn, NY
On the Inner and Outer Self, Openings Collective, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
In the Cloud, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Where we begin and end, Hunter MFA Thesis Show, 205 Hudson St, New York, NY
Artists' Books Showcase, Hunter College, 205 Hudson St, New York, NY
Repetitive Loneliness, Ray Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Self Love Is Not Ego, Braille Arts, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
absorb their works sort of social sculpture No.2, 3RDEYE(SOL) Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Seeking Space, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Spring Fever, Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY
Effigy, Art Bash, Brooklyn, NY
CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016
Open. Wide. Sparagmos, Hercules Art/Studio Program, New York, NY

2014
Dance for Spiders, The Artist's Institute, New York, NY
EDUCATION

2015
MFA, Hunter College, New York City, NY

2010
BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016 - 2018
Hercules Art/Studio Program, New York, NY (ongoing)

2015
C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Hunter College, New York, NY

2010
Honors in the Major, Yale University, New Haven, CT
SELECTED PRESS

2017
This Week's Must See Art Events: Have Your Cake & Smash It Too, Michael Anthony Farley, Art F City

2016
"Is Anybody Else Feeling This?" Low-Grade Euphoria, Patrick Jaojoco, Ike Onyewuenyi, Vera Petukhova, SVA Curatorial Fellows
This Week's Must See Art Events: LOLs & Post-Internet Feels, Michael Anthony Farley and Rea McNamara, Art F City

2015
Contemporary Takes on the Self in a Manhattan Church, Allison Meier, Hyperallergic
IN THE CLOUD at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Janine Stankus, Cool Hunting
In the Cloud, Wall Street International
Opening night: Unix Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Jonathan Levine Gallery and Ethan Cohen Gallery, Ilsoon Jeon, ARTE FUSE
In the Cloud at Ethan Cohen Gallery, Lorenzo Pereira, Widewalls

2014
Seeking Space Closing Reception at the Active Space, Jamie Martinez, ARTE FUSE