“The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?”
- Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
Lin is a Chinese-Canadian visual artist and educator primarily focusing on working with clay and ceramics. She was born in Inner Mongolia mainland China to radio/computer scientist parents who were displaced in the rural region amid the Cultural Revolution. The family relocated to Beijing in 1983.
In 2004, after teaching at Washington State University, Lin accepted a full-time faculty position at Brandon University in
Manitoba Canada, and successfully established the ceramics art facility and program within the then-new visual art department.
Outside of teaching and working in her studio, Lin appreciates solitude and daydreams about living on a tropical island.
Lin is currently pursuing a degree in Biological Science at Brandon University and hopes it will contribute to her art-making process.