.amy lin

Amy Lin is an American artist living and working in Washington, D.C.  Lin has had 13 solo exhibitions including ones in New York City, Tokyo, and Houston.  Lin is the recipient of a John Anson Kittredge Grant and a Strauss Fellowship Grant and has had artist residencies in Tokyo and Singapore.  She has been reviewed in the Washington Post and American Contemporary Art magazine and published in New American Paintings and art critic Lenny Campello’s book “100 Artists of Washington, D.C.”  Lin’s work is held in many corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Artist Resume




2017    Baby Thoughts, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

    SCOPE Art Fair, Alida Anderson Art Projects, New York, NY

2016    Dreamworlds 2.0, The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2015    Dreamworlds, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

Dreamscape, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX

2013    Diffusion 2.0, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Anomaly, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

Diffusion, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

2012    Survival 2.0, Instinc Gallery, Singapore

2010    Kinetics, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

2008    Interaction, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2007    Silence, Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD

2006    Obsession, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

(Curated by Anne Collins Goodyear, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Portrait Gallery)

    Alone, Community Gallery, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Survival, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC

    Affinity, Fisher Gallery, Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria, VA



2016    GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, curator’s office, Washington, D.C.

2015    Gift and Go, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

2013    Drawing Perspectives, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD

2012    Wisdom Beyond Borders, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore

1st Annual Spring Soirée, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.

2011    Natural Selection (Two-person show), Heurich Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    8th Annual Transformer Auction, Washington, D.C.

Network, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

2010    7th Annual Transformer Auction, Washington, D.C.    

2010 Fine Art Gala, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

    On/Off the Grid, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, D.C.

2009    Recent Acquisitions, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

2008    Art Anonymous, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    27th WPA Art Auction, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C. 

(essay by Associate Curator Sarah Kennel, National Gallery of Art) 

    Color Invitations, R Street Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    Whither Geometry, Radford University Art Museum, Radford, VA

2007    Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy and Detail in Drawing, curator’s office, Washington, D.C.

    Amy Lin and Jill Finsen (Two-person show), BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

    5th Annual Transformer Auction, Washington, D.C.

Generations of the Washington Color School Revisited, Luther Brady Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2006    Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

    9th Annual International Art Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Scratching the Surface, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.    

No Fancy Title, Randall Scott Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2005    Unlocked, Verizon Gallery, Annandale, VA    

2005 Hoyt Mid-Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

Will’s Creek Survey, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD

48th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

8th Annual National Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Narrative, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, Washington, D.C.

7th Annual All Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.

In The Game, Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Got Quirk?, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004     Open Exhibition, Fairfax County Art Council, Verizon Gallery, Annandale, VA    

2003     Abstraction 2003, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
Dimensions 2003, AAWS Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Watercolor Landscape Exhibit, Zwaanendael Gallery, Lewes, DE
Self Portraits, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Islands in the Stream: Stream of Consciousness, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL        

2002      To the Nth Degree: Works On or Of Paper, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.


2013    3331 Arts Chiyoda Artist-In-Residence, Tokyo, Japan

2012    Instinc Gallery Artist-In-Residence, Singapore


2016    Artist Fellowship Grant, D.C Commission on the Arts and Humanities

2014    John Anson Kittredge Grant, Cambridge, MA

2010    Strauss Fellowship Grant, The Arts Council of Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA

2008    Trawick Prize Semifinalist, Bethesda Contemporary Art Award, Bethesda, MD

2006    2nd Place, Sweet and Sour, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Honorable Mention, A New Palette for the Workhouse, Reston, VA

Special Merit Award, Spotlight on the Arts, Fairfax, VA 

2005    Equal Award, All-Media Show, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2nd Place, 2005 Hoyt Mid-Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

Equal Merit Award, Grass Roots, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Honorable Mention, Poetry in Motion, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, Washington, D.C.



Campello, F. Lennox. 100 Artists of Washington, D.C., 2011

New American Paintings, 15th Anniversary Edition, 2009

New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic Edition, 2007



Washingtonia Collection

Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.



Let’s Talk Live!, ABC, March 26, 2013

A Tribute to Working Women, ABC, June 16, 2010

Artist Amy Lin, ABC, March 2010

Artworks This Week, Maryland Public TV, December 2008

White House Chronicle. March 10, 2006



Pettifor, Steven. “Amy Lin at Addison Ripley Fine Art.” Asian Art News, July/August 2015

Jenkins, Mark. “Amy Lin – Dreamworlds.” The Washington Post, June 13, 2015

Mazar-Fox, Holly.  “The Escape Artist.” DC Modern Luxury,  May 2015

Allday, Frances. “Amy Lin Exhibition ‘Dreamscape’ at Nicole Longnecker Gallery.” Houston Inner Looper,  March 2015

Anspon, Catherine. “Framed: Two Ladies Rule.”  PaperCity Magazine, March 3, 2015

Fitch, Ken. “The Ascendant Journey of Amy Lin.” The Examiner, July 19, 2013

Jenkins, Mark. “Amy Lin – Diffusion.” The Washington Post, April 18, 2013

Phang, Yen. “Following the Line, Connecting the Dots.” Artitute, April 3, 2012

Dunkins, Brittney. "Collect Call" DC Magazine, December 2011

Jenkins, Mark. “D.C. art galleries feature wonderful creative blends.” The Washington Post, September 16, 2011

Capps, Kriston. “Eighteen Artists of Washington, D.C.” Washington City Paper, December 29, 2010

Campello, F. Lennox. “Spring Brings Great New Art to the Nation’s Capital.” American Contemporary Art Magazine, April/May 2010

Dawson, Jessica. “A Sense of Direction in the Middle of Nowhere.” The Washington Post, April 23, 2010

DiMargo, Carissa. “Imagine Swirled Peace, via Amy Lin's Art.” NBC Around Town, March 26, 2010

Mellema, Kevin. “Kinetics: Amy Lin." Falls Church News-Press, March 24, 2010

Campello, F. Lennox. “Amy Lin at Addison Ripley.” Daily Campello Art News, March 17, 2010

Klimek, Chris. “The Eye: Amy Lin.” Examiner, April 5, 2009

Campello, F. Lennox. “Interaction.” Old Town Crier, May 2008

Klimek, Chris. “Connecting dots between generations." Examiner, May 3, 2008

Mellema, Kevin. “Amy Lin: Interaction." Falls Church News-Press, April 16, 2008

Cavanaugh, Amy. “DCist Interview: Amy Lin." DCist, March 21, 2008

Rousseau, Claudia. “Finding her voice: Amy Lin’s ‘Silence’.” Gazette, December 12, 2007

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Amy Lin's Growing Sphere of Influence.” The Washington Post, November 29, 2007

O’Sullivan, Michael. “The Story Behind the Work.” The Washington Post, November 29, 2007

Campello, F. Lennox. “Botero, Cleary, Lin.” Old Town Crier, November, 2007

Dickey, Marilyn. “40 People Under 40 to Watch.” Washingtonian, May 2007

Campello, F. Lennox. “Jenny Davis, Tim Tate, Amy Lin.” Old Town Crier, April 27, 2007

Magner, Jim. “Obsession.” The Hill Rag, January 2007

Kolakowski, Nick. “Perfect the Dots.” Washington City Paper, December 29, 2006

“Dots and Loops.” The Washington Post,” December 15, 2006

Mellema, Kevin. “‘Obsession’ by Amy Lin at District of Columbia Art Center.” Falls Church News-Press, December 14, 2006

Campello, F. Lennox. “Anne Collins Goodyear and Amy Lin.” DC Art News, December 12, 2006

“Obsession.” The Washington Post, December 10, 2006

Beizer, Julia. “Local Artists Bring the Funk to DCAC.” The Washington Post, July 31, 2006

Goss, Heather. “Just the Beginning.” DCist, July 13, 2006

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Amy Lin, Infusing Dots with Personality.” The Washington Post, May 12, 2006

Mellema, Kevin. “Affinity.” Falls Church News-Press, May 25-31, 2006

Tierney, Robin. “Feeling Dotty: Lyrical Sphericals.” The Examiner, May 6-7, 2006

Mattingly, Diane. “Following the Dots To Works of Art.” The Washington Post, May 4, 2006

Taylor, Juliet. “An ‘Affinity’ for Dots.” The Fairfax County Times, May 4, 2006

Rice, Lea Mae. “Artist – Amy Lin.” Mount Vernon Gazette, April 27, 2006

Campello, F. Lennox. “A Picture’s Worth.” Old Town Crier, January 2006