Maya Lin

American, b. 1959

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Maya Lin

American, b. 1959

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Best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while still an undergraduate at Yale, Maya Lin has created works that reflect an environmentalist ethos. Frequently working in a large scale with technological tools such as sonar maps and satellite images, Lin re-imagines and reconstructs the often hard-to-discern contours of the earth in gallery installations. For her well-known sculpture Water Line (2006), Lin used wire suspended from the ceiling to render actual topography of the ocean floor, imparting to viewers an eye-level perspective.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Biography

Best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while still an undergraduate at Yale, Maya Lin has created works that reflect an environmentalist ethos. Frequently working in a large scale with technological tools such as sonar maps and satellite images, Lin re-imagines and reconstructs the often hard-to-discern contours of the earth in gallery installations. For her well-known sculpture Water Line (2006), Lin used wire suspended from the ceiling to render actual topography of the ocean floor, imparting to viewers an eye-level perspective.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine
Articles Featuring Maya Lin
10 Female Land Artists You Should Know
Jul 18th, 2017
10 Female Land Artists You Should Know
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