Maya Lin

Maya Lin

Maya Lin’s acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural projects and memorials. Her artwork interprets the world through a twenty-first century lens, utilizing technological methods to study and visualize the natural environment. In her sculpture and drawing, Lin merges rational order with notions of beauty. Blurring boundaries between two- and three-dimensional space, Lin sets up a systematic ordering of the landscape tied to history, time, science and language. The 2014 recipient of the Gish Prize for her contributions to art and social change, Lin has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions and created outdoor installations for public and private collections from New York to New Zealand. She is at work on her final memorial, What is Missing?, raising awareness about habitat loss and biodiversity. Born in 1959, Lin holds degrees from Yale and the Yale School of Architecture. She has been represented by Pace since 2008.

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, 2012-2013. recycled silver, 48-1/8" x 75" x 1/2" (122.2 cm x 190.5 cm x 1.3 cm).
Silver Niagara, 2012-2013. recycled silver, 48-1/8" x 75" x 1/2" (122.2 cm x 190.5 cm x 1.3 cm).
, 2009. FSC certified spruce, pine and fir 2 x 4s, 2' x 35' x 11' (.61 m x 10.668 m x 3.353 m).
Flow, 2009. FSC certified spruce, pine and fir 2 x 4s, 2' x 35' x 11' (.61 m x 10.668 m x 3.353 m).
, 2006. SFI certified wood 2 x 4s, 10' x 53' 4" x 35' (304.8 cm x 1,625.6 cm x 1,066.8 cm).
2 x 4 Landscape, 2006. SFI certified wood 2 x 4s, 10' x 53' 4" x 35' (304.8 cm x 1,625.6 cm x 1,066.8 cm).
, 2007. blown glass, 4" x 72" x 96" (10.2 cm x 182.9 cm x 243.8 cm), overall installedfrom 1" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (2.5 cm x 8.9 cm x 8.9 cm) to 4" x 14" x 14" (10.2 cm x 35.6 cm x 35.6 cm), 11 glass elements, each.
Dew Point 11, 2007. blown glass, 4" x 72" x 96" (10.2 cm x 182.9 cm x 243.8 cm), overall installedfrom 1" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (2.5 cm x 8.9 cm x 8.9 cm) to 4" x 14" x 14" (10.2 cm x 35.6 cm x 35.6 cm), 11 glass elements, each.
, 2006. Duraflake particleboard, installation dimensions variable5' 11" x 22' 5" x 17' 6" (180.3 cm x 683.3 cm x 533.4 cm), overall installedfrom 30" x 36" x 36-1/2" (76.2 cm x 91.4 cm x 92.7 cm)to 71" x 36" x 36-1/2" (180.3 cm x 91.4 cm x 92.7 cm), 20 blocks, each.
Blue Lake Pass, 2006. Duraflake particleboard, installation dimensions variable5' 11" x 22' 5" x 17' 6" (180.3 cm x 683.3 cm x 533.4 cm), overall installedfrom 30" x 36" x 36-1/2" (76.2 cm x 91.4 cm x 92.7 cm)to 71" x 36" x 36-1/2" (180.3 cm x 91.4 cm x 92.7 cm), 20 blocks, each.
, 2010. recycled glass, 1-1/2" x 14" x 14-1/2" (3.8 cm x 35.6 cm x 36.8 cm).
Wavefield, 2010. recycled glass, 1-1/2" x 14" x 14-1/2" (3.8 cm x 35.6 cm x 36.8 cm).

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Silver Niagara , 2012-2013. recycled silver, 48-1/8" x 75" x 1/2" (122.2 cm x 190.5 cm x 1.3 cm).