Assistant Professor of Art
Ling-lin Ku is a multimedia sculptor, her studio is a playground and an alchemy of the world where she plays in-between digital data and tangible materials through digital fabrication. She uses local references including food, body parts, and products; yet through proximity, scale, texture, display structures, and material, Ling-lin upends our relationship to the known. The work slips in and out of categorization, creating a new way in which we come to understand objecthood.
Ling-lin has exhibited her work in cities including Salzburg (Austria), New York, Austin, Barcelona (Spain), and Los Angeles. She has been in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn; Summer Academy of Salzburg, Austria; Haystack Open Studio Residency; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico; and 18th Street Art Center in Los Angeles, CA. Ling-lin is the recipient of a Seebacher Prize in Fine Arts awarded by the American Austrian Foundation, the winner of Umlauf Extended Prize in 2019, and a Houston Artadia Fellow in 2020. She was awarded Honorable Mention of Innovative Award by International Sculpture Center in 2021. Ling-lin received her MFA from University of Texas at Austin and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.