Pam Lins is an artist who works across disciplines, from painting to sculpture to photography to designing chairs. Based in Brooklyn, NY, she maintains a studio there. Her work addresses how the historical can be used as a material to address contemporary conditions such as loss, the swipe, the flatness and limitations of an image, emotions in classical sculpture, the use of models, muscle aches from using a computer, color as a language, and the democracy of materials such as clay.
Lins has been teaching at Princeton since 2010, and was appointed full-time Lecturer in 2014. She has also taught at The Cooper Union, Hunter College, and various educational institutions throughout the US. She is currently on the MFA faculty at the Milton Avery School of Art at Bard College.
Lins has shown her work in a variety of venues, institutions, pop-up galleries, non-profit spaces, and public sites over the past 20 years. Her work has been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the CCS Museum at Bard College, Art in General, the Tang Museum, and on a lawn in upstate NY. Lins is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery in NYC, where she exhibits regularly.
Lins has recently received numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Radcliffe Fellowship for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Anonymous Was a Woman Grant.
NYT Review: Pam Lins, ‘model model model’