Artist, researcher and creator of new media art， born in Fuzhou, China, teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts, Jimei University, Xiamen. In September 2018, she founded the Furtively Art Museum and served as the curator. In October 2019, she founded the Human Emotion Research Institute(SensLAB), an art therapy group psychology research project. The life Project installation "One Cubic meter of Trust", which started in 2012, was incorporated into the institute as an art therapy case of group psychology. She lives and works in Xiamen and Europe.
She studied and worked in France for 7 years. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in contemporary plastic arts and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in new media art. Doctoral candidate in new media art direction of Humanities College of Xiamen University. She was once a columnist of art criticism on Artron, and published more than one million words of art criticism articles.
Lin Ran's works explore and discuss space and theater in modern society, feminism and transgender art, group psychology and collective memory using narrative, narrative, sociological and textual methodologies. The works are often based on sociological and cultural research and fieldwork, and use multi-media video, animation, experimental painting, installation and other artistic methods to integrate and learn from each other, so as to explore one's own life experience and current social reality.
As receive basic art education at homeland, and integration of system European philosophical thinking and aesthetic training for many years the artist Lin Ran, their own experience, regional identity and value identity determines its creation style and theme, but the complex and diverse experience and identity, and let her works hard to use simple symbols to generalization.
In 2019, Lin Ran was invited to be a resident artist and hold a solo exhibition at Bundanon Art Center in Sydney, Australia. She has held many solo exhibitions around the world and participated in the 9th Shanghai Biennale; the first and fifth Jimei-Arles international photography festival, ; Women's Art Exhibition "Internal Combustion" in the Broad Museum of Art in Michigan, USA. France international super short film festival in Paris; France clermont-ferrand international film festival independent artists invitational exhibition; International film festival video unit in the Mediterranean; Art fair in Malaysia; China the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia exhibition; China's fujian province art museum "absent the identity of the" national nominating Chinese women artists exhibition and other Chinese and international large-scale exhibition. Works have been collected by many important domestic and international public art institutions, luxury brands and private collectors.