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Wed, Oct 13



Jennifer Mien Mien Lin: Building Inner Landscapes

Jennifer Mien Mien Lin leads a photo workshop on developing personal vernacular as it relates to deepening one's art practice and process

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Jennifer Mien Mien Lin: Building Inner Landscapes
Jennifer Mien Mien Lin: Building Inner Landscapes

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Pasadena, 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA

About the Event

Jennifer Mien Mien Lin: Building Inner Landscapes:

**In preparation for this workshop, Lin invites participants to bring one photograph or work that highlights three themes that define their personal ontology and mythology in their own image and art making.**

Workshop will be held onsite at the Hillside campus of ArtCenter College of Design, 1700 Lida St, Pasadena CA 91103. Directions, Covid protocols, and parking information will be sent the Monday before the event.

A workshop on artistic process into creating our External Visual Canon.

With Ricky Weaver, in conjunction with her class "Image as World Building".

Photographer and multi-media artist Jennifer Mien Mien Lin will lead a workshop exploring the following major questions posed in Ricky Weaver’s curriculum:

How do the images in our world inform our practice when we consider the anticipated ontology of the images imbued within our work and the way they shape our worlds? What do our current worlds consist of and what are the realities we aspire toward?

Using these two questions as the foundation and catalyst for students to think and discuss their own creative process, Lin will use her current installation in Los Angeles as a case study, weaving in previous bodies of work that highlight the journey for her creative and artistic practice. The theme of the transmutation of heightened emotional experiences into a creative process and artistic practice will be an inquiry she will use to invite participants to explore their own thought processes. Lin will discuss how the development of her own visual vernacular and vocabulary in her career has been a means of expressing deeper spiritual goals in her work.

Additionally, Lin will explore how the sacred feminine self-portraiture in her photography and mixed media work explores the ways the female body traverses time and space as a vehicle of expressing visual language creation. The discussion will also span the inclusion of women of color in her photography, sustainability, nature, the collaborative process as a means of fostering the potentiality of activism and civic engagement, and the reclamation of the female body.


Jennifer Mien Mien Lin is a Taiwanese Canadian artist whose photographic and mixed media work are internationally exhibited. She splits her time between New York City, her home, and Miami, and travels extensively for her fine art projects as well as her activism work. Her art and documentary films have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Art Basel Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Athens. She has been a practicing artist for 12 years.

Lin's visual photographic mixed media work expresses an investigation into what it means to be a woman in this world. Her photography and mixed media work are visual transmutations of personal experiences. Her work lifts the veil of the conventional visual canon to uncover more furtive and subtle realities of femininity and sensuality. Her photography focuses on universal divine female archetypes. They reveal an aesthetic fascination with the similarity of the female body and natural environments like the ocean and plant life. Her work reveals the visual relationships that are forged between space and body. She is currently on a large-scale in situ installation in Venice, California.

Ricky Weaver is an image-based artist from Ypsilanti, MI. She received her BFA from Eastern Michigan University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Ricky has taught at Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University and University of Michigan. Weaver has shown work at the 13th Havana Biennale, Expo Chicago, Black Studies Gallery at UT Austin and others.

Weaver's practice prioritizes the ways in which image materializes within a spatio-temporal collapse. Her application of scripture, hymn, and colloquial passages observe the nuances of the everyday black practices as portals to worlds that don’t require escape. She addresses the sonic, linguistic, and visual as a way to posture the body as a central mechanism for storing, downloading and transferring archives. She is a current AICAD Fellow at ArtCenter College of Design.

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