Lin Jingjing was born in Shanghai, China in 1970. She graduated from the Fine Art department of Fujian University with a B.F.A. in 1992 before completing her advanced studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1994. In 2020, she received an M.F.A. from School of Visual Arts in New York.
Lin Jingjing explores the depths of social and personal identity in the context of modern society, often examining themes such as confusion and quest, existence and absence, constraint and resistance through a lens of paradox. Of particular focus is how individuals define themselves amongst the effects of the outside world, vis-à-vis culture, politics, history and the economy. Her artwork spans performances, installation, painting, mixed media and video. She is also well known for layering thread over painting, installations and other mixed media to create dazzling worlds. The surreal effect created via this method immerses the viewers into another consciousness.
Lin Jingjing currently lives and works in Beijing, China and New York, USA.