Pam Lins refers to all of her work primarily as sculpture, although she uses the term expansively. Through it she contemplates the social, the political, and the historical by constructing situations inquisitive and equivocal to sculpture and the making of it. She began painting for her work in 2005. Her range of adoptive methods includes painting, producing jewelry, drawing cartoons, and growing mushrooms.
Lins is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY (RachelUffnerGallery.com). She had solo shows there in 2010 and 2009. She has shown in a variety of venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe over the last fifteen years including the Tang Museum of Art, The Suburban, the CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Most recently, Lins was a participant in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Her awards include The Guggenheim Foundation (2008), the Howard Foundation Award in Visual Arts from Brown University (2007), and the Pollack/Krasner Foundation(1998). Published reviews include those in the New York Times, Art in America, Bomb Magazine, the New Yorker, and Art Forum. Not a Single Point of View: Contemporary Sculpture and the Spatial Imaginary by Johanna Burton was published in the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin/The State of Sculpture in 2009.
Lins has been on the Visual Arts faculty at the Lewis Center since 2010 where she has taught "Special Topics: Painting Without a Canvas" and "Introduction To Painting." In addition to her lecturer position at Princeton University, she is on the faculty of the Bard MFA Program. Lins has worked as an educator and a visiting artist at many places including Cooper Union School of Art, SVA, and Rutgers University MFA Program. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she received her MFA from Hunter College - CUNY and has lived and maintained a studio in Brooklyn since 1990.
NYT Review: Pam Lins, ‘model model model’