As one of the few internationally recognised Chinese female artists, Lin Tianmiao has developed an important, singular voice in the Chinese contemporary art realm with a visual vocabulary unique to her. Throughout her practice, she has incorporated a variety of mediums and craft-based methods such as weaving, sewing and embroidery in her approach on the female body.
Applying the same labour-intensive devotion at STPI, Lin layered webs of winding threads and styrofoam balls, embossed impressions of needles, and employed flocking in her works to create ethereal landscapes and portraits. These elements formed a unique combination not hitherto seen in print, adding both visual beauty and a sensory dimension to the works.
Solo exhibitions include 1.62M: Lin Tianmiao Solo Exhibition, How Art Museum, Wenzhou (2015); Lin Tianmiao: Est-ce permis ? (Est-ce possible ?), Galerie Lelong, Paris (2013); Badges, Galerie Lelong, New York (2012); Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, Asia Society Museum, New York (2012); and The Same, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing (2011).