Monika Lin

Monika Lin
Undergraduate Coordinator of Humanities, Associate Arts Professor of Visual Arts, NYU Shanghai

Monika Lin is the Undergraduate Coordinator of Humanities and an Associate Arts Professor of Visual Arts at NYU Shanghai. She holds an MFA in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a BFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. She has attended residencies in San Francisco, Jindezhen, and Vermont.  

Recent exhibitions include shows at Central Booking Gallery in NYC; the Power Station of Art, Art Labor Gallery, the Shanghai World Financial Center, OV Gallery, and the Shanghai Fine Art Museum in Shanghai; the San Francisco Performance Art Institute and Toomey Tourell Fine Art in San Francisco; the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taibei; WW Art in Nanjing; the Hangzhou Public Library; the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, California; and the Asia Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upcoming projects include a site-specific outdoor installation in Ningbo and a group exhibition in Chongqing.

Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Monika taught painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and 2-D Design (painting, drawing, and graphics) at the Kansas City Art Institute. In Shanghai, she has conducted educational programs at the Power Station of Art, the Minsheng Museum, and the Rock Bund Museum as well as community-, participant-based projects in Shanghai and New York.


  • MFA, Art Practice
    School of Visual Arts

Courses Taught

  • Foundations in Painting: Painting in Practice and Theory
  • Printmaking in an Expanded Field
  • Site and Situation: Social Space and Public Art
  • Typography in the Urban Environment
  • Visual Culture and Social Art Practice: Collaborations and Community Interactions
  • Woodblock Printmaking: Practice and Theory