Artist, designer and environmentalist, Maya Lin interprets the natural world through science, history, politics, and culture, creating a remarkable and highly acclaimed body of work in art and architecture. Her works merge the physical and psychological environment, presenting a new way of seeing the world around us. A woman with a great legacy, Maya recently sat down with Surface Magazine in her New York studio to discuss her past, her process and what she calls her tripod of pursuits—art,
From January 29 – February 4, 2019, Sotheby’s London will host Tomorrow’s Tigers, a fundraising exhibition of specially commissioned rugs supporting the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature. The exhibition is comprised of specially commissioned limited edition art rugs by 11 internationally renowned contemporary artists – including Pace artists Maya Lin, Raqib Shaw and Kiki Smith. The rugs will be shown in dialogue with a collection of rare antique Tibetan Tiger Rugs, devised and curated by AR
Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing is an ambitious, site-specific exhibition that will explore nature's lasting power and reveal its fragility through Maya Lin’s unique language of art. The acclaimed artist and designer will present new works in a variety of media, from bamboo reeds to glass industrial marbles, all created in response to the Hudson River. This powerful exhibition will assert the perpetual importance of dialogue between artists past and present, environmental awareness, education,
On Tuesday, November 22, Maya Lin will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. She is the second female artist to receive the honor after Georgia O' Keeffe. Congratulations Maya Lin! Watch the award ceremony live at the White House Tuesday, November 22 at 3pm EST. Stream the live ceremony here.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7 - 9 p.m. New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum Join Maya Lin in conversation with Paul Holdengräber as they discuss Lin's art and architecture projects around the world and her final memorial, What is Missing?, a project that raises awareness about the crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. In conjunction with the release of the monograph Maya Lin: Topologies, Lin will reflect on how she has shaped our shared spac
Pace Gallery congratulates Maya Lin for being among the first individuals to receive the Smithsonian's Portrait of a Nation Prize, which was presented to Lin on November 15 in Washington, DC. The award comes on the heels of a new monograph on the artist, charting her interdisciplinary practice over three decades. Newly created, the prize was also given to Henry “Hank” Aaron, Corporal Kyle Carpenter, Aretha Franklin and Carolina Herrera, recognizing these individuals for their contributions
During the course of her remarkable interdisciplinary career, Maya Lin has created a powerful and highly influential body of work. Her new Rizzoli-published monograph, Maya Lin: Topologies, includes over 400 pages of the artist’s own sketches, drawings and reflections on three decades of work. This month, Maya Lin will also be among the first artists awarded the Smithsonian’s Portrait of a Nation prize at the inaugural American Portrait Gala on November 15. Honorees include Henry “Hank” Aaron,
Maya Lin's solo exhibition A History of Water is on view at The Orlando Museum of Art in Florida through May 20. The exhibition features sculptures, drawings, and installations which examine the past, present, and future states of the natural environment. Lin asks visitors to consider their relationship to the environment through pieces which address water systems and through her multimedia collaborative piece What is Missing? For more information about the exhibition, click here.
Maya Lin has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts. Lin will be presented the award by Secretary of State John Kerry in a ceremony on January 21, 2015. The award is bestowed biennially to artists in recognition of their artistic achievements and commitment to the Art in Embassies program. In 2014, Lin was honored with the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and had solo exhibitions at Ivory Press, Madrid; the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; and the Parrish Art
Pace is pleased to announce that Maya Lin will receive the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a prestigious award given to a person “who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life. “Chosen from 100 nominees in the arts, Lin will use the $300,000 prize to continue her work on “What Is Missing?,” an ongoing project that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats. The 2014 selection co
Maya Lin, Michael Brenson, William L. Fox and Paul Goldberger, Foreword by John McPhee
2015. Rizzoli. Hardcover.
400 pages: 12 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches
William Fox and Robert Storr
2013. Pace Gallery. Paperback
87 pages: 65 color illustrations