Lin Pang-soong

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Lin (Apex) Pang-soong was born in 1957 in Tungkang Township of Pingtung County, Taiwan. Lin received his Bachelor and Master of Fine Art from National Taiwan Normal University, where he served as Dean of the College of Fine Art, Dean of the College of Visual Design, Director of the Cultural & Creative Industries Center, and Executive Vice President of the university. In 2007, he was awarded the National Award of Arts in the Fine Arts category, as the youngest recipient of the category in the award’s history.

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Over the years, Lin has continually advised Taiwan’s Ministry of Education in finding and developing talent in the field of art and design, and has become known as the Mentor of Design in Taiwan and the Key Artist of the Field of Visual Design. He is currently Honorary Chairman of the Taiwan Cultural and Creative Industry Association, Board Director of the Cross-strait Cultural and Creative Industry Research Alliance, Director of the International Design Competition by the Ministry of Education (since 2008), and Director of the Taiwan International Student Design Competition (since 2008), and Professor Emeritus of Asia University.

Starting in 2005, with the idea of My Homeland, Lin began painting different images of Taiwan with fine dots by the technical pen or the Chinese brush. Since 2007, he began sending Homebound Letters to himself from around the world in an on-going performance piece, which explore the infinite visual possibilities of the shape of Taiwan, and bare witness to his travels in life. Since 2012, Lin extended pointillism to a greater scale with large works of the Dream Island series, and since 2014, he broke through the image of Taiwan with the meticulous landscapes of the Invaluable Mountains series.

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Exhibitions

Island Is Land of Dream

Lin Pang-soong
Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2019
Pingtung Art Museum
Oct 10 – 20, 2019
Setouchi-city Art Museum

A State of Being

Lin Pang-soong
January 14 – March 5, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taichung
March 18 – April 23, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Main Art Gallery, Kaohsiung

Hui Aggregation

Cheng Tsai-tung, Chu Youye, Hou Chun-ming, Huang Ming-che, Lin Pang-soong, Lin Wan-shih, Liu Dahong, Wu Jun, Yu Youhan
Sept 20 – Oct 20, 2013
Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum
Nov 22 – Dec 27, 2013
Cheng Shiu University Art Center
Jan 8 – Feb 16, 2014
Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County
Mar 7 – April 27, 2014
Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County

Silk Road

Lin Pang-soong, Yang En-sheng, Zhou Gang
April 13 – June 12, 2013

Descry.Taiwan

Lin Pang-soong
April 6 – May 26, 2013
National Museum of History, Taipei

In the Prime of Vitality

Chen Yufei, Guo Kai, Huang Ming-che, Hung Tien-yu, Hsu Yu-jen, Lin Pang-soong, Ma Baozhong, Sun Liang, Wang Yigang, Yang Shu, Yu Youhan
Oct 27 – Nov 16, 2012

Publications

A State of Being

The Art of Lin Pang-soong at 60
Lofty Culture & Art, 2017
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