This catalog is published in conjunction with Tacoma Art Museum’s exhibition, Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads. LIN tells the story of the seldom mentioned Chinese Migrant workers of the mid-1800s. These men traveled to the United States for the California Gold Rush, but most ended up working on the transcontinental railroads. LIN also worked with TAM to create one-of-a-kind works discussing the role Tacoma had in these worker’s stories.
LIN studied printmaking at the Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. He also received a Higher Diploma in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 1989, as well as a master of fine arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1992. Today, LIN teaches painting at the University of Washington. His work is included in collections of various galleries ranging from Princeton University Museum, to the National Fine Art Museum in Beijing.
The Tacoma Art Museum hosted Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads June 27, 2017 through February 18, 2018.