Seeing the World

July 24th - October 26th, 2018

Alan Caswell Collier / Pamela Crimmins / Peter Doig / Red Grooms / Lewis Koch / Jeff Chien Hsing Liao / Eleen Lin / Hans Jörg Mayer / Vik Muniz / Don Nice / Jules Olitski / Neil Slavin / Neil Welliver  

Seeing the World is a celebration of two favorite summer pastimes - travel and leisure. Featuring drawings, paintings, prints and photographs by international artists from the Bank's collection and works on loan, the exhibition conjures imaginary journeys as well as experiential ones. Like a road trip ranging across time and place, each vantage point has a story with a point of view. When travelling in a car, some landscapes out the window are mediated by human presence while others feature long vistas across a people-less expanse.  

Games, food, the backyard pool, and the beach evoke universal stories of home, family and summer activities. Jeff Liao's photographs create elongated, slightly vertiginous experiences of baseball fans at a Mets stadium game, while Pamela Crimmons uses underwater cameras to capture children at play. Neil Slavin's portraits of hot dog vendors document the urban experience, while Peter Doig's loners against the backdrop of nature look awkward and slightly menacing.

Like travelling through dream states or memory-scapes, the narrative jumps and changes, vacillating between fact and fiction. The title is from a painting by Eleen Lin, who uses the allure of fiction and characters from Moby Dick to create narratives and cross-cultural translations of Melville's classic novel mixed with Chinese mythology. Her paintings about journeys - of people and whales - and of the mind - evoke a variety of possible meanings and the art of lore. To really "see the world" is a cumulative, self-interpretive experience. The exhibition, Seeing the World is an open invitation to celebrate imagination, visual play and artistic invention.   

For more information about Deutsche Bank's global art activities: www.db.com/art

November 2nd - December 6th, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday November 2nd 6-8pm

The Moby-Dick Project - Cuated by Hallie Cohen and Dustin Spear

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP), a unique exhibition of artworks based on Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, by Herman Melville, has been created by the incarcerated women artists of the BHCP after participating in a course called “Illustrating the Novel,” taught by professor and artist Duston Spear. These artworks are shown alongside pieces by invited artists whose work shares an affinity with the great American novel. Themes of obsession, cultural identity, communication across space, time, and species, and the embrace of the sea will be the subjects of interpretation.  Artists exhibiting are Fred Brenenson, William Chambers, Barbara Friedman, Eleen Lin, Diane Samuels, Duston Spear, Benton Spruance, Carol Venezia.

For more information click HERE

Hewitt Art Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E. 71st St. New York, NY 11021

Click to view full image


October 20th - 23rd, 2017

VIP Preview October 19, 2017

Art Salon panel - Cultural deposit and artistic thinking - October 22nd, 2017  3-4pm

Drifting:  Eleen Lin -  Art Taipei

Venue: Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 1 / Booth P07

W. Ming is pleased to present Taiwan born, New York based artist I-Ling Eleen Lin’s solo exhibition Drifting at Art Taipei 2017. This exhibition showcases Lin’s two recent painting series, Mythopoeia and Pet Society. Created between 2009 and 2016, Lin’s paintings reiterate stories, ranging from Chinese folklore to American literature classics, into contemporized cross-cultural narratives. Her paintings illustrate the nomadic solitary experience of drifting among various traditions, and the obscurity of cultural boundaries today.

See more information HERE


March 6th - March 30th, 2017

Artists Reception: Thursday March 9th 6-8pm

Present Danger - Curated by Hallie Cohen and Margaret Roleke

PRESENT DANGER is a group exhibit curated by Hallie Cohen and Margaret Roleke which will examine how contemporary artists deal with aggression and violence both as an internal psychic state and as a social and political reality. Artists exhibiting are David BorawskiSue Coe,Laurel Garcia ColvinSteven DiGiovanni, James GrashowMohamad HafezEleen LinPaul McGuirkMargaret RolekeJustin Sanz

Exhibit runs from March 6 -30th  9am-10pm 7 days a week

Hewitt Art Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E. 71st St. New York, NY 11021

Click to view full image



December 3th - December 17th, 2016

Borderless: in Perspective - Curated by David Christopher Terry

Lite-Haus Galerie, Mareschstr. 4, Berlin 12055, Germany



November 11th, 2016

Interview by Emily Jaeger in The Woven Tale Press


Recent work included in latest volume of The Woven Tale Press Vol. IV#9



November 5th - December 22nd, 2016

Group show featuring gallery artists

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY, 10538


March 9th, 2016

Review of "Lost in Transition" at Riverviews Artspace by Casey Gillis  




March 4th - April 22nd, 2016 (Opening reception and Artist talk: Friday, March 4th, 5:30-8pm)

Lost in Transition - Solo Exhibition

Craddock-Terry Gallery, Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg, Virginia
Riverview's Artspace is pleased to present, Lost in Transition, a solo exhibition by Eleen Lin.  The opening reception and artist talk for Lost in Transitions will take place in the Craddock-Terry Gallery on First Friday, March 4th, 2016. 5:30 – 8:00 pm

In the age of cultural cannibalism where everything is brought together and rearranged to formulate new identities, Eleen Lin reiterates folklores and classical literatures into contemporized cross-cultural narratives. The paintings not only mix and match different cultural narratives, but also intertwine different visual languages and use of medium. Lin’s work has been exhibited internationally and holds a place in numerous collections in the US, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan.

On view through April 22nd. Gallery hours are 12-5 pm Wednesday-Sunday or by appointment; free and open to the public. Read more >



October 25th- December 17th, 2015 (Opening reception:  Sunday, October 25th, 2-5pm, Artist Talk @ 3pm)

Lost in Transition - Solo Exhibition

Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, CPO 2152, Berea, KY, 40404

Click to view full image

June 25th - January 4th, 2016 

Face to Place

60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank Art, NY, 10005
"Face to Place" features select participants of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program from its inaugural year in 2007 through 2014. The exhibition highlights the acute observations and the unique perspectives that are often manifested through the immigrant-artist experience of transitioning to living and creating in another country. "Face to Place" brings together portraiture, landscape and observations regarding the contemporary urban, natural and social environments we share. Each of the artists is sensitive to different aspects of experience, incorporating an identity and allegiances that they bring with them into a new reality. Read more >


July 23rd - September 10th, 2015 (Opening reception:  Thursday, July 23rd, 6:30-8pm)

Cool and Collected '15

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY, 10538
Featuring artworks by Geoffrey Detrani, Kerry Kolenut, David Licata, Eleen Lin, Cara Lynch, Sarah Nicole Phillips, B. Avery Syrig, Marian Williams and Jacob Zurilla Read more >


July 9th - September 20th, 2015 (Opening reception:  Wednesday, July 15, 6-9pm)

Bronx Calling:  The Third AIM Biennial

Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, 10456
Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog. Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier. Read more >


Opening Reception May 15th, 2015, 5pm

Queens is not new - LIC Arts Open

Local Project Gallery Space, 11-27 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY, 11101
In part of LIC Arts Open, Local project brings together a 4 person exhibition with works by Carol Crawford, William Garrett, Eleen Lin and Thaddeus Radell.

Click to view full image

May 1st, 2015 - September 10th, 2015

(N)either (N)or

Chazen Museum of Art, Curatorial Lab, 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706
The Curatorial Lab of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Art History is pleased to present the group exhibition (n)either (n)or, on view May 1 through September 10, 2015.  The exhibition brings together eleven artists living and working in diverse contexts, whose works in video, photography, and painting address liminality as a persistent condition in contemporary art practices.

February 20th - May 8th, 2015 (Opening reception:  Friday, February 20, 6-8pm)

Face to Place

NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
The exhibition highlights works that draw attention to the acute artistic observations that are often manifested through the immigrant artist experience and the unique perspectives cultivated through transitioning to, living, and creating in another country. Face to Place is a theme broadly interpreted in the scope of portraiture and sense of place - whether urban or nature, with observations on society, culture and humanity.

Dec 15th, 2014

Featured Artist in Lunch Ticket literary journal by Antioch University Los Angeles.

Please see online link http://lunchticket.org/pet-series/

Dec 3rd, 2014

Featured Artist in 365 Artists 365 Days Project by Frank Juarez Gallery.

Please see online interview via http://365artists365days.com/2014/12/03/eleen-lin-long-island-city-new-york/

Studio shot for interview 365 Artist 365 Days/ Click to view full image

Sept 1 st, 2014

Featured Artist on the publication " Artists To Look Out For - Volume I" by Starry Night Programs.

Artists To Look Out For is a printed catalog that features nearly 100 emerging artists from all over the world, and the book can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Click to view full image


October 9th - October 19th, 2014  (Opening reception on October 10th, 6-10pm)

No More Place

93 Market St - Gallery Aferro

Newark, NJ

Click to view full image


September 20th - October 8th, 2014

International Tsai-Mo Exhibition

Dadun Gallery, Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau

Taichung, Taiwan


April 12th - May 4th, 2014

Third Cultural World

Garrison Art Center,  

Garrison, NY


March 8th - April 27, 2014


Morean Arts Center

St. Petersburg, FL


March 7th - March 30th, 2014


A group exhibition which brings together the work of Eleen Lin, Ann Wieder-Blank, Kenny Rivero, Kyle Staver, Fred Valentine, & Peter Williams. 

Novella Gallery

New York, NY