Candice Lin, born in Concord, Massachusetts, is a multimedia artist and part of the Davidoff Art Initiative residency program. Lin graduated from Brown University in 2001 earning a double BA in Visual Arts and Art Semiotics. She went on to receive her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004 and now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Lin is a multimedia artist with focus on sculpture, installments, and video. She seeks to denaturalize and shed light on the ways that power and social hierarchies exists in the world around us. Her work is research-based and focuses on historically reference-able subjects. She enjoys creating theoretical stories around fictional characters, often creating postcolonial critiques alongside crude fantasy scenes.
Lin finds inspiration from past events that are told and remembered without sharing the whole truth, than she researches and creates pieces using different forms of media like drawing, painting, installations, and videos to further highlight these contemporary prejudices. She uses her art to educate and demonstrate that many past imbalances of power and truth are still at work today. Lin’s work is intellectual, deep, and critical.