Name. Sheng Lin
2023 (pending) BA in Art History & BA in Museum Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2019 42 Silicon Valley, Fremont, CA
2017 Level 4 Foundation, Central Saint Martins, London, United Kingdom
2015 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2021 2020 C-IDEA Design Award Exhibition, Doosung Paper Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2021 2020 C-IDEA Design Award Exhibition, Poznan Design Festival, Poznań, Poland
2021 Gold in Digital Art 2021- Indigo Design Award
2021 Gold in Digital Design 2021 - Indigo Design Award
2020 C-IDEA Gold Award in 2020
2015 Recognition Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2021 Issue 7, long con magazine link
2021 Paper, Minimalissimo Magazine (Curated by Gian Marco Tosti) link
Sheng Lin is an interdisciplinary artist who works and lives in San Jose, California. He studied contemporary art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fashion at Central Saint Martins in London, England. Upon coming back from the UK, Sheng studied computer science at 42 Silicon Valley in Fremont, California.
Sheng Lin experiments with material through physical, digital, A.I manipulation and photographic compositions in a minimal manner. Exploring the possibilities of white space with light and shadow, he creates evocative visuals woven in delicate contours. Interested in ideas of control, chaos and restraint, he composes these materials to create tension within a confined space. Currently experimenting with the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in portraiture, he brings chaos in a controlled environment, meticulously selecting images to input through algorithms. What appears to be at random is instead perfected to create a specific outcome, curating a complex relationship between the human versus inhuman emotional experience. Sheng Lin’s work carries an ethereal quality by juxtaposing light and darkness, control and chaos, the real and unreal.