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Kay Lin

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Lost Horizon No 1 Acrylic and oil on canvas 216” x 60” 2009
Lost Horizon No. 2 Acrylic and oil on canvas 60” x 144” 2009
Lost Horizon No. 3 Acrylic and oil on canvas 48” x 192” 2009
Idyll No. 3 Acrylic on canvas 48” x 72” 2010
Idyll No. 7 Acrylic on canvas scroll 105” x 30” 2010
Artist's Statement

Landscapes are considered to be the highest form of Chinese painting, exploring the relationships of man and nature and often evincing subtle social, philosophical, or political convictions. Ms. Lin takes traditional Chinese landscape painting in a radical new direction, while preserving the essence of both the formalisms and the aesthetics of the form in both painting and poetry written by the artist. Each scroll is acrylic and oil paint on canvas with layers of colors in the stroke and gesture of contemporary abstraction and expression. Underlying the modern appearance however, is a true sense of the Chinese landscape painting. Both painting and poem reflect the mind immersed in nature within a meaningful emotional context. The hanging scroll format, Chinese calligraphy and red signature seal are customary elements that establish these pieces as successors to the Chinese landscape painting tradition.


Kay H. Lin is an abstract painter. Her technically rich and spiritually engaging works take their place as a unique voice that crosses boundaries to unite Western and Eastern influences.

For the past 20 years, Ms. Lin has lived and worked in New York. She graduated with a BFA from the Taiwan National University of the Arts with a major in Painting and minor in Printmaking. She also earned a Masters degree from New York University with a major in Painting and minor in Multimedia. Her works have been shown in the Chelsea Art Museum, Taipei Cultural Center, Kuandu Museum in Taipei, Frost Art Museum in Miami, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and collected throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S.