Resident Artist

Above, from top to bottom: Wen-Dan Lin. Photo courtesy the artist. Wen-Dan Lin, “MER Justice,” (detail). 2015. Ceramic, skateboard, trucks, and wheels. 8” x 36”. Photo courtesy the artist.

Wen-Dan Lin

Medium: Ceramic
Residency: September 1, 2015–
August 21, 2016

Wen-Dan Lin was born in Taiwan and raised as a bilingual man. He received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 2011 and recently received his MFA from Arizona State University. He exhibited at the National Student Juried Exhibition at the 2015 NCECA conference in Rhode Island, and recently won the Zahner Art and Sculpture Competition where he had a sculpture enlarged and fabricated by the architecture firm Zahner.

Wen-Dan’s work is about finding solace in the everyday; not burdened by the circumstances that defined us, nor biased towards the agents that enforce it, the act of transforming mundane objects into novelties serves as a metaphor for freedom beyond confining conditions. Clay is a humble material that offers the freedom of manipulation, providing the ability to disguise itself as other substances. His goal is to utilize this quality and mimic ordinary materials to emphasize the beauty of the mundane.

During his yearlong residency at the HCCC, Wen-Dan plans to explore different installation methods, as well as expand his visual vocabulary. He will be with HCCC from September 2015 through August 2016. For more information, visit https://www.wendanlin.com.

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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.

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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