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Jessi Ali Lin

Fine Arts

Jessi Ali Lin is an interdisciplinary artist working with and through sculpture, video, performance, and embodiment. Her work exploits the notion of positionality both in terms of physical position and the multivalence of identity as central to her process. Drawing from feminist history, Minimalism and performance art, she examines the relationship between the performance of identity, its fragmented nature, and its location within systems of power. Lin holds a BA in Art & Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Award, the Oakley Medal Award, and the Vermont Studio Scholarship Award.