April 11 – June 13, 2015

Stephen F. Austin State University, SFA Station, Nacogdoches.


This year’s competition had almost 1000 entries, and juror, Zhi Lin (Chinese-American artist and professor of painting and drawing at the University of Washington), selected 102 artworks for the exhibition.

About the Juror:

Zhi Lin is a graduate of the China Academy of Art (BFA, Postgraduate), the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College London (MFA 1989), and the University of Delaware (MFA 1992).

Lin has shown his work in many museums in U.S., U.K., and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Frye Art Museum, the University College London Art Museum, the Cambridge University, Oxford University Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, the Contemporary Arts Institute in London, the China Academy of Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China.

Lin’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University College London Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China in Beijing. Currently, his work is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles. http://www.koplindelrio.com/content/zhi-lin

Lin has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international recognitions, fellowships and awards, including the Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at the Princeton University, the University of Washington Royalty Research Scholar and Research Fund, Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Painting, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny France Grant, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, NEA/Midwest Regional Artist’s Project Grant, Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant, and Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, among many others.

His works were reviewed and published by many national and international print and online media, among them the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Art in America, American Arts Quarterly, Artweek, American Artist Magazine, and Art Review.

Zhi Lin holds an appointment of the Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Professorship in the Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is Professor of Painting and Drawing, Co-Chair of the Art Division, and the Painting and Drawing program at the UW School of Art since 2001. He also is an Affiliated Faculty at UW Jackson School of International Studies China Studies Program. Previously, he taught at the Missouri State University for nine years as a tenured faculty.





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