Candice Lin

Candice LinArtist’s Statement

As a multimedia artist working primarily in sculpture and video, my work addresses notions of cultural, gendered and racial difference, rampant sexualities and deviant behavior. It prods the porous nature of boundaries through the use of transitive materials: a sculptural installation of a tarred cornfield morphing into a hairy black pig, digital re-renderings of Mapplethorpe’s Black Book nudes transformed into Martian rocks, a human-sized cockroach with a metallic, spaceship exterior, studded with oozing, silicone vaginas. Circling around the ways in which boundaries between the bodies of self and other are porous and open to redefinition, my work examines how Western ideologies of the self influence the politics of power within notions of individualism, selfhood, freedom, and difference.



Select Solo Exhibitions

The long-lasting intimacy of strangers, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.

It makes the patient see pictures, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles.

Inanimism, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

Holograms, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles.

Select Group Exhibitions

A machine desires instructions as a garden desires discipline, FRAC Lorraine, France; Alhóndiga Bilbao, Spain, Curated by Catalina Lozano.
The Politics of Food, Delfina Foundation, London, UK.

New Stories from the Edge of Asia: Hybrids, San Jose Museum of Art, CA. Curated by Monica Ramirez Montagut.

Plus ou moins sorcières, La Maison Populaire, Paris, France. Curated by Anna Colin.

Select Fellowships and Awards

Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles.

Artist Resource Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles.

Cultural Exchange International Awardee, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington D.C.

Select Community-based Artwork

Co-founder and co-director of Monte Vista, an artist run space in East Los Angeles.

Led a youth animation workshop in Provincetown, MA. Part of the arts-enrichment ArtSpark program at the Orleans Charter School and KAPE (Kids Arts Partners in Education).

Collaborative animation with sculptors of the Atis-Rezistans community in Port au Prince, Haiti as part of the Ghetto Biennial 2.


M.F.A., 2004
New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

B.A., 2001
Visual Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI.

B.A., 2001
Art Semiotics