Jessica Lin (Jessi Ali Lin) is an artist working with and through sculpture, video, performance, and embodiment. Her work exploits the notion of positionality both in terms of physical position and the multivalence of identity as central to her process. Drawing from feminist history, Minimalism, and performance art, Lin examines the relationship between the performance of the self, its fragmented nature, and its location within the social and built environment.
Lin holds a BA in Art and Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Award, the Oakley Medal Award, and the Vermont Studio Scholarship Award. Her work has been shown at EFA Project Space, New York, NY; IceBox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA; Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia, PA; 25 FPS, Zagreb, Croatia; and Dixon Place, New York, NY. Recent projects include residencies at SOMA Mexico, RAIR, and 18th Street Art Center, and a solo exhibition at Grand View Culture & Art Foundation in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Art History and Visual Arts, Barnard College, Columbia University