An Evening with Linling Lu | Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
May 26, 2022 | 6 - 7 pm
You might know what Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Winter sounds like—but what does it look like? The KIA’s Chief Curator, Rehema Barber, will join artist Linling Lu for an in-depth conversation about her artistic practice, which gives color, shape, and form to the music that plays in her studio while she works. Vivaldi is just one of her many musical muses.
Linling Lu: Musical Meditations, on view through June 5, 2022, contains a series of paintings created from 2019 to the present, many of which were composed during the two-year period of the ongoing pandemic.
Photo Credit: Colleen Woolpert, Courtesy of Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Order and Uncertainty: Five Abstract Painters
March 19 - April 23, 2022
MONO PRACTICE presents “Order and Uncertainty: Five Abstract Painters," a group exhibition curated by Timothy App, featuring the work of Power Boothe, Julie Karabenick, Patsy Krebs, Linling Lu, and W.C. Richardson.
Linling Lu: Musical Meditations
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
February 19 - June 5, 2022
Linling Lu: Musical Meditations is an exhibition of recent and new works that continues the artist’s investigations and responses to sound and color. Inspired by various musical genres, such as Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites and Japanese Taiko master Eitetsu Hayashi’s drum piece, Fertility of the Sea, Lu channels these musical encounters, creating circular compositions that become physical manifestations of the music playing in her studio.
Fields and Formations: American University Museum
January 29 - May 22, 2022
Organized by curator, Kristen Hileman, Fields and Formations brings together approximately 70 works by 12 distinguished women and non-binary artists from the Mid-Atlantic region who infuse abstract paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture with emotional and metaphorical content.
Featuring artists: Natessa Amin, Arden Bendler Browning, Carol Brown Goldberg, Alex Ebstein, Alexis Granwell, Jesse Harrod, Maren Hassinger, Jae Ko, Linling Lu, linn meyers, Maggie Michael, and Jo Smail.
This exhibition was on view at The Delaware Contemporary in fall 2021.
DC Modern Luxury, December 2021 Issue
Linling Lu's artwork has been featured in the December 2021 issue of DC Modern Luxury Magazine.
'I hope to exercise and expand the feelings of color from physical, temporary encounters to metaphysical, timeless experiences that nurture a solitary indivudla and heal the damages from the chaos and uncertainty of life.'
Annapolis Home Magazine: No Barriers
Kymberly Taylor, 2021
Interior designer, Mary Douglas Drysdale, has included a piece by Linling Lu in a 1920s home in Bethesda, MD, which was recently reviewed by Annapolis Home Magazine.
[Period details are] countered by bright orange modern prints by Donald Judd from the 1980s and a stunning recent work of concentric circles by Baltimore artist Linling Lu. “They work together because they are both about the line,” says Douglas. Lu’s giant circles are exciting and unusual yet adhere to a severe order due to the perfection of the circle’s unyielding form. Judd’s lines dare to be casual, to undulate ever so slightly. The circle closes the line into a contained form. It is subtle tensions such as these that Drysdale employs.
Fields and Formations: The Delaware Contemporary
September 3, 2021 - January 7, 2022
HEMPHILL is pleased to announce Linling Lu's inclusion in Fields and Formations at The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE.
Organized by The Delaware Contemporary’s inaugural Curator-in-Residence Kristen Hileman, Fields and Formations brings together approximately 70 works by 12 distinguished women and non-binary artists from the Mid-Atlantic region who infuse abstract paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture with emotional and metaphorical content. The artists, who span five decades in age, share interests in luminous color, repeated forms, the power of materials, and the meditative aspects of making labor-intensive works.
Elle Decor Spain, Fran Muñoz, January 1, 2020.
HEMPHILL worked with designer Nestor Santa-Cruz and architect Anne Decker to select artworks by Linling Lu, Steven Cushner, and Amy Pleasants for an interior design project in Washington DC. The pool house was recently featured in Elle Decor Spain.
Read more here.
"Concentricities of Color," Timothy App, BMoreArt, October 30, 2020.
Linling Lu’s 2020 exhibition at HEMPHILL was reviewed by Timothy App for BmoreArt Magazine.
“It was refreshing, and also enlightening, to view the colorful abstract paintings of Linling Lu in her solo show, One Hundred Melodies of Solitude, at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC. What seemed at first to be formal abstractions expanded into spiritual, cultural, and personal visions”
Read "Concentricities of Color: Linling Lu’s One Hundred Melodies of Solitude at Hemphill" here.
Linling Lu, Exhibition - VIDEO
Enjoy a behind the scenes look into the making of Linling Lu's 2020 exhibition at HEMPHILL, from the schematics and paint mixing to the final installation.
"My work is nurtured by my Chinese heritage but is also inspired by many artists from all over the world. The work has become more universal vs. from a single perspective. I envision it being accompanied by drum-heavy music because the music is very abstract and the instrument is circular; without looking at the performance, there are many similarities to drum pieces from Africa, Native America and West Asia - it is a universal instrument and universal music.” - Linling Lu, 2020
Limited Edition Print Release
HEMPHILL is proud to announce the release of a new print by Linling Lu, each inscribed and signed on archival paper. Anatomy of One Hundred Melodies of Solitude No. 2 is the second print by Lu to detail the tonal gradations of one of her signature One Hundred Melodies of Solitude paintings. The Anatomy prints are visual meditations on the color, form, and intention that goes into each painting. The edition is limited to seven prints.
Limited Edition Print Release
January 28, 2019
HEMPHILL is proud to announce the release of a new print by Linling Lu, each inscribed and signed on archival paper. Anatomy of One Hundred Melodies of Solitude No. 1 breaks down the color components of a painting from her One Hundred Melodies of Solitude series, allowing the viewer to appreciate the virtues of each color as a study. Each edition is limited to seven prints.
Art & Soul: Gallery to Cherish
December 1, 2017
Alice Cisterino and Michael McCarthy, DC Modern Luxury
"Whether it's a team of digital-art visionaries or a national showcase of Asian art, DC's art scene is as innovative and intellectually challenging as ever. Enjoy the wild ride this winter."
With Her Latest Exhibition, Linling Lu Continues an Exploration of Circles and Colors
November 2, 2017
John Anderson, Washington City Paper
"Sure: We can compare her vibrating stripes to those of Davis. Yes: The circle recalls Noland. But neither of those artists were capable of capturing a deep space within their best known paintings."
Circle of Life
October 23, 2017
Tina Coplan, Home & Design
Linling Lu bridges boundaries, from the Washington Color School to her own cultural heritage.
June 24, 2017
Stephanie Rudig, Washington City Paper
"This isn’t just a Color School roundup, however: The show includes artists deploying color to completely different ends, like the trippy pattern-based work of Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, as well as some varying landscape photography artists like Anne Rowland and William Christenberry."