Lin Dingyi

Born in Taipei, BFA Sculpture, China Academy of Art, China in 1997. Lin currently lives and works in Xiamen, also manage as Director of the Xiamen Unusual Museum. Over the past twenty years, Lin had been dedicated to his art and had created many series of art works mainly using stainless steel and red copper. Lin had several awards including the Biennial Award of the 10th International Biennial Print Exhibit with works collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan Arts Exhibition Award and the National Literature and Art Award. Lin's first work of architecture, Taiwan Baishi Art Museum, is known for its arty style of design and had been exposed in many commercial shootings. His permanent collection including the monumental sculpture at the lobby of Xiamen Continental Hotel.

First architectural design work - Baishi Art Museum, Miaoli, Taiwan

InterContinental Xiamen, China

2019 Solo Exhibition, Unusual Museum, China

With multiple identities as museum director, architecture designer, interior designer, Lin has plentiful experiences both in the field of fine art and applied arts. Stainless steel is applied as main medium for his sculpture works. The idea for creating sculpture to Lin is not about reinforcing the symbol of the East or the West, metaphorically the artist considers himself as a man living in the cave, carving on the rocks and land in an original way to create a world of his own. As many artists frequently asked, "What is the nature of art?" The language Lin applies in his work does not emphasize on fancy transformation of shape or form, instead, his works are quiet and pure, looking for an abstract expression that speaks for the strength of simplicity.

The artist particularly admires the sublime aesthetics found in Eastern culture, expressing tranquility, ethereality, and understatement through a pure and intuitive approach.

The humble character of the artist and the passion towards life lead him to constantly explore the purity of soul through his artwork. He seeks for the most innocent appearance of spirit, believing that all art work derives from the experience of life. The artist once said: " My work is like the marrow and bones in my body. They are inseparable. I can't explore things that are not related to my life." Using pure form to express his perception towards the world, Lin constructs a philosophical view of life. "What I want to convey is that power of guileless, quietly releasing the substance that touches directly to the heart with inner elegance and stability. While time passes, everything becomes small, humble, and irrelevant." With his art, the artist refines the sensitivity and sincerity he had from life.

Stainless steel with red copper serves as the main elements for the sculpture. The entire process, from inception to completion, is a unique and irreversible experience.

Drawing from the pure forms observed in the appearance of nature, it faithfully captures various shapes of the heavens and earth and explores the essence of human life. Following the concept of the forms of all things, it constructs a life philosophy filled with profound insights.


1997 Sculpture Department of China Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts


2018 Tainan Art Fair
2009 Lin Dingyi Sculpture Solo Exhibition, Baishi Art Museum, Miaoli
2006 Young Sculptors Group Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2005 Sculptors Group Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2004 "Shadow" Series Sculpture Solo Exhibition, Taichung Cultural Center, Taichung
2004 Lin Dingyi Sculpture Solo Exhibition, Jinshi Art Gallery, Taiwan
2003 China Academy of Art Joint Exhibition, Zhejiang, China
2001 Sculptors Group Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
1998 Tibet Photography Solo Exhibition, Zhuangkuang Gallery, Taichung
1997 "Days in Constraints" - Eslite Photography Exhibition, Taipei


The works of the 10th International Drawing and Print Biennial are collected in the National Palace Museum of Taiwan.
Recipient of awards in the 44th, 45th, and 46th National Art Exhibition.
Mayor's Award in the 10th and 11th Central Taiwan Art Exhibition.
Taiwan Literary Arts Award.

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