林苒的作品以叙事性、故事性、社会学和文本性的方法论，探索和讨论现代社会的空间与剧场，女性主义以及超性别艺术，群体心理学以及集体记忆。作品常常以社会学文化研究与田野调查为基础，运用多重媒材影像（Photography and video）、动画、实验绘画、装置、表演等艺术方式融通互鉴，探索自身的生活经验以及当下社会现实。作为在国内接受基础艺术教育，又旅法多年接受系统欧洲哲学思考与美学训练的艺术家林苒，其自身经历、地域身份和价值认同确定了其创作的风格和主题，但是其复杂而多元的经历和身份，也让她的创作难以用简单符号来概括。
Lin Ran, a new media (digital media and integrated materials) artist, was born in Fuzhou, China, and teaches at the School of Fine Arts, Jimei University, Xiamen. After studying and working in France for 8 years, She successively graduated from the
Contemporary Plastic Arts major of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and the New Media Art major of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Rouen, France. Ph.D., New Media Arts, School of Humanities, Xiamen University. He used to be Artron.net's art criticism column writer and published more than one million words of art criticism articles.
Lin Ran's works use narrative, narrative, sociological and textual methodologies to explore and discuss space and theater in modern society, feminist and transgender art, group psychology, and collective memory. His works are often based on sociological and cultural research and field investigation, and use multi-media video, animation, experimental painting, performance,installation and other artistic methods to integrate and learn from each other, to explore his own life experience and the current social reality. As an artist who received basic art education in China and received systematic European philosophical thinking and aesthetic training in France for many years, Lin Ran's own experience, regional identity and value identity determine the style and theme of her creation, but her complex and diverse experience and identity make her creation difficult to be summarized by simple symbols.
Lin Ran founded the virtual reality mixed reality art project Furtively Art Museum in September 2018, as the director, and created the virtual IP art docent Tollar in the Art museum (China National Copyright registration). In 2017, the initial idea was formed, and in October 2019, the research project "SensLAB", which spans group psychology of art therapy, virtual reality art and mixed reality art, was founded, and in 2012, the installation work "One cubic Meter of Trust" created by the collection of public trust gifts (688 trust gifts have been collected) was started. And more than 20,000 acts of performance photography project "Body Theater" with ordinary people, included in the institute as a group psychology art therapy case. She live in Xiamen and Europe.
In 2019, Lin Ran was invited to the Budanon Art Center in Sydney, Australia to hold a solo exhibition. She has held five solo exhibitions in many places around the world. She participated in the 9th Shanghai Biennale, the Broad Art Museum in Michigan, the United States "Internal Combustion" female art exhibition, the first and fifth collections of beauty. Arles International Photography Festival, Paris International Ultra Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Independent Artist Invitational Exhibition, Mediterranean International Film Festival Short Film Section, Malaysia Art Fair, 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Malaysia, Beijing Tree Art Museum, National Art Fund Global multi-city tour project, There are 127 major Chinese and international exhibitions such as the National Nomination Exhibition of Chinese Female Artists at Fujian Provincial Art Museum. Her works have been collected by many important domestic and foreign public art institutions, luxury brands and private collectors.
- 绘画 painting
- 摄影 photography
- 影像 video