Resident Artist

Hai-Wen Lin's headshot
Photo by Harlan Bozeman.

Hai-Wen Lin

Medium: Fiber
Residency: March 1, 2024–
May 31, 2024

Hai-Wen Lin (they/them) is a Taiwanese-American artist whose work explores constructions of the body and its surrounding environment. Lin grew up in Elk Grove, CA, and is currently based in Chicago, IL. The artist’s kite-making practice borrows from the languages of garment construction and pattern-making as a sculptural means of understanding how to free, fly, and extend the body, placing it in conversation with the sun, wind, and sky.

Lin earned a Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2023 and a BA with a double major in design and psychology from the University of California, Davis, in 2016. They are an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and attended the Ox-Bow School of Art as a LeRoy Neiman Fellow. Lin has exhibited work at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 3S Artspace, and the Mosesian Center for the Arts, as well as on the walls of their home, their friend’s home, on a plate, on a lake, and in many skies.

To learn more about Hai-Wen Lin’s work, visit www.haiwenlin.com.

Hai-Wen’s residency is generously sponsored in part by Eddie & Chinhui Allen.

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The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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