AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Maya Lin

March 1st, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana



Name: Maya Lin

Age: 50

Hails from: NYC

Occupation: Artist, Architect

Known for: Making visual impact. Early success. Lasting Impressions.

Lin was among the 19 artists honored by President Obama on Thursday with the National Medal of Arts. The minimalist artist, who grew up amidst mostly white folks in Ohio and “didn’t realize [she] was Chinese” until her twenties, also designed the Museum of Chinese in America, which opened in NYC last September.

But what’s next for Lin? “What’s Missing?“–her new multimedia exhibit depicting our planet in peril, which will debut at MOCA on Earth Day, April 22. The accompanying site will also go live that day.

Catch up with the famously private Lin in WSJ’s recent profile here.

[via Slant Eye for the Round Eye]
[WSJ: The Collector: Maya Lin]
[Art Info: Frank Stella and Maya Lin Among National Medal of Arts Winners]

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2 Responses to “AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Maya Lin”

  1. Cindy says:

    LOVE her work…even her website takes on the form of one of a sculptural piece. http://www.mayalin.com/

    I had the opportunity to go to MoCA last fall and it is an amazing space. Everyone should make this a stop while in NYC. I did not know until weeks later that she was the designer.

  2. rameyko says:

    Fun fact worth noting – the Vietnam Memorial was Maya Lin’s senior project at Yale, for which she originally got a C.

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