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About Zoey Lin : Originally from Taiwan, I began as a fine artist investigating realism in painting and drawing. My work has evolved into multimedia works examining the existence of matter and the tension between the perceived “surface layer” and an imagined “flowing underlying layer.” I examine this tension in diverse subject matter utilizing collaged physical everyday objects and organic textures. I am interested in the duality of what you see versus what lies underneath.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I am a multimedia artist who examine the tension in diverse subject matter utilizing collaged physical everyday objects and organic textures.

Six years ago, observing and shooting mold growing on a wall day by day, I observed the decaying process via time, environment, and human factors. Wall mold grows, decomposes and proliferates in a similar way to more highly evolved creatures. By analyzing the conditions and the motion and comparing it to biological evolution, “Step by Step” (Stop motion, 2012) became the pilot animated film for three animation installation pieces in 2013-2014: “Semi-liquid Space”, “Breeding Ground” and “Fish-Bird Community”. These three pieces contained imaginative organic design that evolved in three different manners: living characteristics, sociological metaphor, and exploration of techniques intended to visualize the growth of the mold. I am interested in the duality of what you see versus what lies underneath.

My ideas are inspired by the both the concept “Assemblage” proposed by Deleuze & Guattari, and the concept “Plissement” by Merleau-Ponty. “Assemblage” examines social complexity and its relationship to emphasizing fluidity and exchangeability. “Plissement” emphasized the body as the primary site of knowing the world, and that which is perceived cannot be disentangled from each other. These philosophies permeate my own work in both the ideation process and the visualization.

The animation installation, “Mental Black Hole” (2016) examines how people perceive depression as opposed to the invisible activity taking place in the brain. This media-based installation, in the form of physical space with three-channel projection, presents a creative interpretation of the amygdala and hippocampus’ physical manifestations of depression. “Relation • Ship” (2018) is a film and virtual reality experience which is originally designed as the walkthrough installation. Initially the audience witnesses evocative gestural performance animation of the main character, “Fish Bone Queen,” giving away precious gifts from her own body. Upon entering the virtual reality environment, the viewer is immersed in a living bodyscape. This idea mirrors the perceived natural world and fluctuations in human relationships.

Currently, I am utilizing technique, photogrammetry to alloy physical and virtual components for designing immersive experiences and hybrid animation.

ORGANIZATION:
University of Southern California

EDUCATION:
2015-2018 Master of Fine Arts – John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, University of Southern California

2009-2013 Bachelor of the Fine Arts – Dept. Of Fine Arts, Division of Painting, National Taiwan Normal University

EXPERIENCE:
2019 Jan- Multimedia Artist | University of Southern California | John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, Responsible for experimental shooting for site-specific projection mapping project onto Doheny Library.

2018 Dec - Art Director | University of Southern California | Division of Media Arts + Practice, Cooperation with project dir. Juri Hwang, Responsible for visual design and character development for multisensory sound repairing interactive device for children - “Sound Toy for EJ”.

2018 Oct - Art . Film Teacher | Oasis Trilingual Community School, Responsible for teaching TK-8th grade Art . Film classes in bilingual (English / Mandarin) and advisory mentor for the shortfilms based on students’ scripts.

2018 July - Tippett Studio Internship, Responsible for experimental shooting and compositing pre-viz for the stop-motion film, MAD GOD part4 directed by Phil Tippett.

2017 - 2018 Student Assistant | University of Southern California | John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, Responsible for assisting professors during lectures and breakout and advising students on both concept and technical processes for their animation projects.
Assignment:
2017 Spring Introduction to the Art of Animation, Lisa Mann, Associate Professor
2017 Spring Figure Drawing, Tom Sito, Professor
2018 Fall The World of Visual Effects, Craig Barron, Adjunct Faculty
2018 Fall Figure Drawing, Tom Sito, Professor

2016 - 2017 GSG Representative | University of Southern California | Persistence of Visionaries in John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, Responsible for meeting with SCA Graduate Student Government.

2012 - 2015 Art Tutor | Designed individual lessson plans for one-on-one art lessons with students from age 12 to 16.
Student Award: 2014 Catherine Lin, winner of Art Sponsorship Competition at Taipei American School

2013 - 2014 Art Teacher | Taipei Municipal Ying- Qiao Junior High, Responsible for teaching visual arts for 7th -9th grade.

2011 - 2012 Curator | National Taiwan Normal University, Responsible for curating the 61st Annual Exhibition Dept. of Fine Art and the Joint Exhibition in the Taipei Major Shopping District.

2010- 2011 Chief Designer | Zhong Zheng Senior High School, Responsible for the exhibition, poster, special issues, peripheral products, etc. for The project of Vibrating Bridge Cultural and Historical Preservation Plan.

2009- 2010 Major Lecturer | Y.M.C.A. Stimulating Creativity Art Camp Volunteer Host, Responsible for organizing all art lessons and related activities for both students and parents.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2019 " Relation • Ship" First Place Winner of Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) International Juried Competition with Solo exhibition, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2018 " Relation • Ship" private premiere exhibition at Steven Spielberg Building of University of Southern California, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
Exhibitions:

2019 " Relation • Ship", Golden A' Design Award in Movie, Video and Animation Design with exhibition at Ex-Chiesa di San Francesco, COMO/ITALY, June 10 - July 20

2019 " Relation • Ship", Orange County Center of Contemporary Art (OCCCA) for the art exhibition “CRAFT REVOLUTION” SANTA ANA/UNITED STATES, February 02 - March 23

2018 " Relation • Ship", The Best VR animation of Multivision St.Petersberg with exhibition at museum of contemporary art “Erarta”, RUSSIA, November 09-11

2017 "Mental Black Hole", Animafest Zagreb in Category “Animation goes MSU!”, screened at three Channel facade of Contemporary Museum of Art, ZAGREB, May23 – June10

2017 "Proto-Floto", wearable projection installation float, showed in the Armory during Pasadena Art Night, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2013 "Semi-Liquid Space",animation installation, Winner of Special Collection awarded by National Taiwan Normal University with graduation exhibition, TAIPEI/TAIWAN

2013 "Lifestyle Series", watercolor work, Official Selection of The Exhibition of The Taiwan Watercolor Association and presented in National Chiang Kei-Shek Memorial Hall, TAIPEI/TAIWAN

2013 "The Symptom of Wall Mold", mixed-media work, Selected by Lee Gallery and exhibited in Art Taipei Exhibition Event at the World Trade Center, TAIPEI/TAIWAN

2012 "Step by Step", experimental animation short, Winner of the first prize awarded by National Taiwan Normal University Dept. of Fine Art with exhibition at No.16 Chintian NTNU Contemporary Humanities and Arts Space, TAIPEI/TAIWAN



Film Festivals:

2019 " Relation • Ship", Indiana Comic Convention Film Festival, UNITED STATES, Aug30-Sep01 (upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", Michigan Comic Convention Film Festival, UNITED STATES, Aug 16-18 (upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", La Guarimba Film Festival in Amantea, ITALY, Aug 07 (upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", Tampa Bay Comic Convention Film Festival, United States, Aug 02-04 (upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", Atlanta Comic Con Film Festival, UNITED STATES, July 12-14 (upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", Wisconsin Comic Convention Film Festival, UNITED STATES, June 28-30 (upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", New Media Film Festival, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES, June 05(upcoming)

2019 " Relation • Ship", COLOMBIA, May 07

2019 " Relation • Ship", Animex Awards in Middlesbrough, UNITED KINDOM, May 02

2019 " Relation • Ship", Athens Animfest, GREECE, March 14-17

2019 " Relation • Ship", SHORT to the point, BUCHAREST/ROMANIA, January 19

2018 " Relation • Ship", Best Student Mixed Media Animation awarded by Los Angeles Animation Festival, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2018 " Relation • Ship", CRASH-International Fantastic Film Festival, BRAZIL, December 14

2018 " Relation • Ship", Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, TURKEY, November 23

2018 " Relation • Ship", 8th StopTrik International Film Festival, MARIBOR/SLOVENIA, October 06

2018 "Mental Black Hole", MUMIA theater, BELO HERIZONTE/BRAZIL, December 03-23

2018 "Mental Black Hole", Golden Harvest Award Taipei at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, TAIPEI/TAIWAN, March 25

2017 "Mental Black Hole", Chellavision Short Film Fest, UNITED STATES

2017 "Mental Black Hole", 7th StopTrik International Film Festival, MARIBOR/SLOVENIA

AWARDS:
2019 "Relation • Ship", Golden A' Design Award in Movie, Video and Animation Design, COMO/ITALY

2019 "Relation • Ship", First Place Winner of Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) International Juried Competition, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2018 "Relation • Ship", The Best VR animation awarded by 16th Multivision Festival, ST.PETERSBERG/RUSSIA

2018 "Relation • Ship", Best Student Mixed Media Animation awarded by Los Angeles Animation Festival, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2013 "Semi-Liquid Space" (animation installation), Winner of Special Collection awarded by National Taiwan Normal University Graduation Exhibition, TAIPEI/TAIWAN

2012 "Step by Step" (experimental animation), Winner of the first prize awarded by National Taiwan Normal University Dept. of Fine Art, TAIPEI/TAIWAN

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2019 "Relation•Ship", A' Design Award Winner Designs 2018-2019 Vol 32-C. ISBN: 978-88-97977-29-2

2019 "Relation•Ship", Golden A' Design Award in Movie, Video and Animation Design, http://www.designmag.org/design.php?ID=76140

2019 "Relation•Ship", Golden A' Design Award in Movie, Video and Animation Design
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID
=76140, COMO/ITALY

2019 "Relation•Ship", Winner of the LACDA International Juried Competition 2019
First Place Solo exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, https://lacda.com/juried/SPRING_2019_winners.html, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2019 "Relation•Ship", http://www.occca.org/2019-2.html, Orange County Center of Contemporary Art for the exhibition "CRAFT REVOLUTION", SANTA ANA/UNITED STATES

2019 "Relation•Ship", La Guarimba Film Festival, https://www.laguarimba.com/it/lagrottadeipiccoli20

19/, AMANTEA/ITALY

2019 "Relation•Ship", New Media Film Festival, https://newmediafilmfestival.com/schedule.php, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2019 "Relation•Ship", La Truca, http://latrucafestival.com/seleccion_oficial_2019/

, COLOMBIA

2019 "Relation•Ship", Animex Awards, http://animex.tees.ac.uk/screenSchedule.cfm?schedu

le_id=758, MIDDLESBROUGH/UNITED KINGDOM

2019 "Relation•Ship", Athens Animfest, https://athensanimfest.eu/2019/en/movies/357/, ATHENS/GREECE

2019 "Relation•Ship", SHORT to the point international Short Film Festival, http://spunepescurt.ro/2019/01/18/november-2018-no

minees/, BUCHAREST/ROMANIA

2018 "Mental Black Hole", MUMIA 16 -Monstra Mostra Udigrudi Mundial de Animação, http://mostramumia.blogspot.com/, BELO HERIZONTE/BRAZIL

2018 "Relation•Ship", CRASH International Fantastic Film Festival, https://www.mostratrash.com/programa-2017, GOIAS/BRAZIL

2018 "Relation•Ship", Multivision, https://multivision.ru/en/2018/11/16/multivision-w

inners-2018/, ST. PETERSBERG/RUSSIA

2018 "Relation•Ship", Rotoscoper, https://www.rotoscopers.com/2018/12/03/laaf-announ

ces-2018-winners-honors-vr-pioneer/, December, LOS ANGELES/UNITED STATES

2018 "Relation•Ship", Istanbul International Experimental Festival, http://istanbulexperimental.com/index.php/timetabl

e/event/animations-131/, ISTANBUL/TURKEY

2017 "Mental Black Hole", Animafest Zagreb in Category “Animation goes MSU!” Site-Specific three Channel facade of Contemporary Museum of Art, http://www.animafest.hr/en/2017/film/read/mental_b
lack_hole, ZAGREB

2013 "semi-liquid space", special collection awarded by National Taiwan Normal University, http://acrp.finearts.ntnu.edu.tw/search_result.php

#prettyPhoto, TAIPEI/TAIWAN

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Chinese (Native Speaker)
English (Advanced)

COLLECTIONS:
2013, Semi-Liquid Space, Animation installation, Winner of Special Collection awarded by National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei/Taiwan

HOBBIES:
swimming, cooking, eating, art events

WEB SITE:
https://www.linwanchen.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.linwanchen.com/bionews

REGISTRATION DATE:
2019-02-11 21:10:17

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Zoey Lin


Relation Ship Stop Motion Vr Multimedia Installation

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Movie, Video and Animation Design Category in 2018
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