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Candice Lin
updated: 02/26/2012
website: www.candicelin.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Sycorax's Collections (Happiness)
Wigan Pit Brow Women
Wigan Pit Brow Women (details)
Sublime Time
Imitation of Life
Preparations for a Re-gendered Society
Principles of Wastage in Wet Nursing
Raising the Dead
Birth of a Nation
Failed Matriarchy
Fatherless Children in a Matrilineal Society
Memento Mori
Rogue girls, ridden by the hysterical spirits of Dr. Charcot
Family Portrait: William Leonard Hunt (the Great Farini), Juliana Pastrana (the Femme Fatale), and Krao (the Missing Link)
Representations of the Demonic: The medium Eva C. giving birth to an ectoplasm (left); Excerpted section from the Cuna pictograph, Chant of the Demon (right)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gender/sexuality, race, historical, narrative, psychological
 
 
Sycorax's Collections (Happiness) by Candice Lin
Sycorax's Collections (Happiness)
Etching with watercolor, ink, and magazine collage
2011
11" x  13" 
Wigan Pit Brow Women by Candice Lin
Wigan Pit Brow Women
Ink and watercolor on cut and hinged paper
2006-2012
Dimensions variable
Wigan Pit Brow Women (details) by Candice Lin
Wigan Pit Brow Women (details)
Ink and watercolor on cut and hinged paper
2006-2012
Dimensions variable
Sublime Time by Candice Lin
Sublime Time
Graphite on paper, diptych
2011
9" x  24" 
Imitation of Life by Candice Lin
Imitation of Life
Graphite on paper, diptych
2011
7 3/4" " x  15 1/8" 
Preparations for a Re-gendered Society by Candice Lin
Preparations for a Re-gendered Society
Graphite on paper with watercolor
2009
12 3/4 " x  16 3/4 "  x 1/2 " 
Principles of Wastage in Wet Nursing by Candice Lin
Principles of Wastage in Wet Nursing
Graphite on paper with watercolor
2009
12 3/4" x  16 3/4"  x 1/2" 
Raising the Dead by Candice Lin
Raising the Dead
Watercolor and ink on paper
2008
44 1/8" x  55 1/8"  x 2" 
Birth of a Nation by Candice Lin
Birth of a Nation
Watercolor and ink on paper
2008
42 ΒΌ" x  55 1/8"  x 2" 
Failed Matriarchy by Candice Lin
Failed Matriarchy
Ink on paper
2008
30 1/4" x  44"  x 1" 
Fatherless Children in a Matrilineal Society by Candice Lin
Fatherless Children in a Matrilineal Society
Ink on paper
2008
12 3/4" x  16 3/4"  x 1/2" 
Memento Mori by Candice Lin
Memento Mori
Graphite on paper
2009
16 3/4" x  12 3/4"  x 1/2" 
Rogue girls, ridden by the hysterical spirits of Dr. Charcot by Candice Lin
Rogue girls, ridden by the hysterical spirits of Dr. Charcot
Ink and watercolor on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
Family Portrait: William Leonard Hunt (the Great Farini), Juliana Pastrana (the Femme Fatale), and Krao (the Missing Link) by Candice Lin
Family Portrait: William Leonard Hunt (the Great Farini), Juliana Pastrana (the Femme Fatale), and Krao (the Missing Link)
Graphite on paper
2007
16" x  12" 
Representations of the Demonic: The medium Eva C. giving birth to an ectoplasm (left); Excerpted section from the Cuna pictograph, Chant of the Demon (right) by Candice Lin
Representations of the Demonic: The medium Eva C. giving birth to an ectoplasm (left); Excerpted section from the Cuna pictograph, Chant of the Demon (right)
Graphite & Colored Pencil on paper, diptych
2007
12" x  18" 

Artist Statement

 

I am a multimedia artist working in the mediums of drawing, video, sculpture, performance, and installation. My work concerns itself with the interconnections between sexuality, gender and transgression; history, memory, and cultural myths; and the construction of identity in relationship to subjectivity and othering.
 
Drawing from slighted and celebrated discourses as varied as science fiction, food histories, anthropology, postcolonial theory and African diasporic studies, my work probes the economic, racial, and gendered structuring of power.
 
My work addresses repressed histories of imperialism, colonialism, and parallel, contemporary manifestations of dominance. My work locates itself in the gaps, reading between the lines of found archival writings and images to hear what is not said in the silences, the silencing, and the euphemisms of official documents: military records, slave plantation records, diaries, or insane asylum case studies.
 
I examine images from the past, lingering long on certain marginal gestures or expressions. I re-focus attention on the periphery of historical representations such as New World engravings and paintings, the 17th- 18th century Casta Paintings of New Spain, or the ethnographic photography from the World Fairs to foreground what is in the margins or background. 

 

Artist Bio / CV
Candice Lin received her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004 and her double BA in Visual Arts and Art Semiotics at Brown University in 2001. Lin's work has performed, screened and been exhibited widely, including: the Hammer Museum (LA), Milliken Gallery (Stockholm), Valenzuela Y Klenner Arte Contemporaneo (Bogota), Luckman Gallery at CalState LA, the New York Underground Film Festival, China Art Objects (LA), the Kino Lab at the Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw) with solo exhibitions at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery (Provincetown, 2012), Francois Ghebaly Gallery (LA, 2010), Chung King Project (LA, 2009), Lisa Dent Gallery (SF. 2007) and Diego Rivera Gallery (SF, 2004). Lin has been awarded several residencies, grants, and fellowships including the Fine Arts Work Center (2011-2012), Frankfurter Kunstverein Deutsche Borse Residency (2011), Sacatar Foundation Artist Residency (Brazil 2011), Banff Centre Artist Residency (Canada, 2010), the Department of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs CEI grant (2010), the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2009), and AIR at CESTA (Czech Republic, 2004). She is a member of the performance group Gawdafful Theatre, co-founder and co-director of the artist space Monte Vista, and has taught at Self-Help Graphics, and Chaffey College. Lin lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Francois Ghebaly Gallery.