Lin Yang

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Lin Yang

United States

On a beautiful sunny day of October 2009, I accidentally stepped into the building of the Art Students’ League, where Jackson Pollock’s painting hadn’t started dripping; where Georgia O'Keeffe’s erotic flowers were only seeding; where my journey of painting was embarking...

From a simple pure joy at the beginning, to tearing pain of struggle; then a rejoicing after the agony...The circle has been recurring non-stop...

I have been so lucky to learn from great painters: Joseph Peller, Mary Beth McKenzie, Costa Vavagiakis, Dan Gheno and Harvey Dinnerstein. During my studying, I won the Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant for year 2015 during my study.

As a member of CLAWC, I have been participated different exhibitions almost every year, and have been well recognized with national and international awards, including:

  • Gold Medal of Honor for Oil Painting” in The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 125th Open Exhibit at Salmagundi Club 2022
  • “Hudson Valley Board of Directors Award” for 89th Hudson Valley Annual Show 2022
  • “Vice President Award” for Salmagundi Club Figuratively Speaking 2020
  • “Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Award” for Salmagundi Nov 2020 Open Painting, Sculpture, & Graphics Exhibition
  • 14th Annual ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon Fully From Life finalist 2019-2020
  • 50 select works in the Portrait Society of America’s 21st Annual International Portrait Competition 2019
  • “Ridgewood Art Institute award” for Salmagundi Club Annual Open Exhibition, 2018


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