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Clarence Lin
updated: 12/08/2014
website: clarencelin.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (6/A7: Toilet)]
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A4 (1/A4: Floorplan/Left Side)]
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (4/A7: Desk and Stool)]
Housing Project the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A5 (3/A5: Side Wall)]
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (5/A7: Bed)]
World Prison Population (Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Mapping Graphic])
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
The World's Youngest Political Prisoner
War and Dance Series
War and Dance Series
War and Dance Series
War and Dance Series
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, conceptual, documentary, social criticism, site-specific, political, urban, mapping, information, illustration
 
 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (6/A7: Toilet)] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (6/A7: Toilet)]
Ink on Mylar
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24 " x  36 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A4 (1/A4: Floorplan/Left Side)] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A4 (1/A4: Floorplan/Left Side)]
Ink on mylar
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24 " x  36 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (4/A7: Desk and Stool)] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (4/A7: Desk and Stool)]
Ink on mylar
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24 " x  36 " 
Housing Project the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A5 (3/A5: Side Wall)] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A5 (3/A5: Side Wall)]
Ink on mylar
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24 " x  36 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (5/A7: Bed)] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Excerpt from Blueprint A7 (5/A7: Bed)]
ink on mylar
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24 " x  36 " 
World Prison Population (Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Mapping Graphic]) by Clarence Lin
World Prison Population (Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Mapping Graphic])
Ink on Paper
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8.5 " x  11 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
mixed media: wood, metal, paint, fiberglass, foam, resin, and other construction materials plus Mylar prints.
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3.5 " x  8 "  x 19.5 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
mixed media: wood, metal, paint, fiberglass, foam, resin, and other construction materials plus Mylar prints.
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3 " x  8 "  x 19.5 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
mixed media: wood, metal, paint, fiberglass, foam, resin, and other construction materials plus Mylar prints.
.
3.5 " x  8 "  x 19.5 " 
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans] by Clarence Lin
Housing Project: the Prison Industrial Complex [Cross-section & Mylar Prints of Plans]
mixed media: wood, metal, paint, fiberglass, foam, resin, and other construction materials plus Mylar prints.
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3.5 " x  8 "  x 19.5 " 
The World's Youngest Political Prisoner by Clarence Lin
The World's Youngest Political Prisoner
Digital Print
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Dimensions variable
War and Dance Series by Clarence Lin
War and Dance Series
paint, ink, post-it tape, paper
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36 " x  48 " 
War and Dance Series by Clarence Lin
War and Dance Series
paint, ink, paper
.
36 " x  48 " 
War and Dance Series by Clarence Lin
War and Dance Series
paint, ink, post-it tape, paper
.
36 " x  48 " 
War and Dance Series by Clarence Lin
War and Dance Series
paint, ink, post-it tape, paper
.
36 " x  48 " 

Artist Statement

The point of departure for Housing Project: The Prison Industrial Complex, a multimedia art/architectural installation, is the United State’s prison boom and the inequalities associated with the rapidly growing prison population. According to architectural theorist Sanford Kwinter, a noted writer on philosophical issues relating to urbanization and design, “America now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world…Prisons are currently the fastest category of housing in the U.S.” The project attempts to create a framework to increase the understanding of the epidemic of imprisonment and invites the viewer to reflect on its economic, political, social, and cultural implications. As described by the gallery, “Following actual blueprints for [current day] modular prison housing cell units, Lin substitutes stock materials of homebuilding - 2 x 4 inch planks of wood to further emphasize his point. Lin’s life-size [replica] of a prison cell is a three dimensional meditation on the fastest growing category of housing in the U.S.” The project is accompanied by illustrated information documenting the expansion of the prison system in the United States and the world. 

Artist Bio / CV

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York
University of California, Berkeley

Artist in residence

Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange [Tokyo,Japan]
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture [Skowhegan, Maine]

Fellowships and Grants 

New York Foundation for the Arts
California Community Foundation
Getty Foundation