Zhi Lin is a graduate of the China National Academy of Fine Arts, the Slade School of Fine Art at the University of London, and the University of Delaware.
Lin has shown his work in many museums in U.S., U.K., and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Pacific Asian Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Frye Art Museum; the University of London Art Collections, the Cambridge University, the Contemporary Arts Institute in London; China National Fine Art Museum, and the China National Academy of Arts Museum.
Lin’s work is included in many museum collections, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University of London Art Collections, and the China National Fine Art Museum. His work is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Howard House Gallery in Seattle. Lin has been the recipient of the following: Princeton University Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art, Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States Research Grant, the UW Royalty Research Scholar and Fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation Grant, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Artists in Giverny, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, NEA/Regional Artist’s Project Grant, Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant, and Delaware State Arts Council Artist Fellowship, among many others.
Lin holds an appointment as Professor of Painting & Drawing at the School of Art, and as an Affiliated Faculty at the Jackson School of International Studies, at the University of Washington in Seattle since 2001. Previously, he taught at the Missouri State University, and the China National Academy of Fine Arts.