Zhi Lin

(American, born 1959)

Seattle-based artist and professor Zhi Lin creates paintings and works on paper. Growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution, Lin began creating art for art’s sake “to stay away from the intervention of the communist government.” Though he intends to create non-political artwork, some of his most notable pieces are linked to brutality during Chinese social conflict.

Lin received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. He received Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Slade School of Fine Art at University College (London, England), and the University of Delaware at Newark. He is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of Washington in Seattle. He previously taught at Missouri State University in Springfield.