Name. Sheng Lin

Sex. Male

Age. 26




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



2022     Art Jakarta, Indonesia

2021     Arte Padova, Padova, Italy

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     The Uncanny, the Chateau Gallery, online


2022    Finalist in CREATE (Art) -  London International Creative Competition

2021     Gold in Digital Art 2021- Indigo Design Award

2021     Gold in Digital Design 2021 - Indigo Design Award

2021     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

2021     Paper, Minimalissimo Magazine (Curated by Gian Marco Tosti)

2021     Issue No.2, Divide Magazine



Sheng Lin is an interdisciplinary artist who works and lives in Bay Area, 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.

Artist Statement

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.