Maya Lin

Maya Lin

Maya Lin’s acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. Her artwork interprets the world through a twenty-first century lens, utilizing technological methods to study and visualize the natural environment. Through sculpture and drawing, Lin merges rational order with notions of beauty. Blurring the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional space, Lin sets up a systematic ordering of the landscape tied to history, time, science and language. Lin has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums worldwide, and has also created permanent outdoor installations for public and private collections from New York to New Zealand. She is at work on her final memorial, What is Missing?, a project that raises awareness about the crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. Born in 1959 in Athens, Ohio, Lin graduated from Yale and the Yale School of Architecture. She has been represented by Pace in 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).