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Lin Qiqing

Lin Qiqing, "The Walls", 2024, 50h x 30w in. Mulberry paper, linen, books. Dyed with logwood, sappanwood, persimmon juice copy, photographed by Lin Qiqing

Artist Name: Lin Qiqing
Residency Dates: April – June 2024
Born: 1991
Hometown: Guangdong, China
Lives & Works: New York, NY
URL:  | Instagram: @qiqing077
2021-2023 | MFA Textiles, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, U.S.
2010-2014 | BA in Journalism, Wuhan University, China
2012 |  Exchange program, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Lin Qiqing is a textile artist based in New York. As a former award-winning journalist from China, she tells stories about gender, immigration, language, and politics through her distinctive weaving with hand-spun paper yarn and working with natural dyes.

Qiqing’s experience growing up and working as a journalist in China had a profound impact on her practice. Switching her medium from text to textiles, weaving has become her new language. Through painting with threads, she looks into the complexities of human emotions and relationships.

Qiqing’s work takes the form of figurative tapestries, sculptural installation, writings, and social practice. The closeness to the material and laboring the body is essential: she spins her own yarn, mixes her own colors, and weaves on a hand loom.

Qiqing was a resident artist at the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft (2023), and a finalist for the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize (2023). Some of Lin Qiqing’s notable exhibitions include: Safe Keeping at Surface Design Association & 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2023); Threadscape at New York Textile Month’s Area Home, New York City (2023); Portal at Parsons MFA Textiles, New York, NY (2023); and Zero Draft at Downtown Yarns, New York City (2022).


The 2024 NYC-Based Artist Residency Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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