Born in Singapore, Lin Hsin Hsin graduated in Mathematics from University of Singapore and did postgraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Lin has also studied music and art in Singapore, printmaking at the University of Ulster, paper making in Ogawamachi, Japan and paper conservation at the University of Melbourne Conservation Services. To date, Lin has held 13 solo exhibitions in Singapore, Amsterdam and San Jose. She has participated in more than 170 group exhibitions in 49 cities in 20 countries across Asia, Europe, North and South America. She has been awarded a silver medal from Soci¸t¸ des Artistes Fran¨ais, Paris, 1985, IBM Singapore Art Award, 1987, visiting Fellowships from Germany, 1988 and the Japan Foundation, 1990. Lin's artworks are held in private, public and museum collections in Asia, Europe and North America. As an artist, Lin specializes in oils, Plexiglas sculptures, and ceramics. She is also specializing in large scale Digital Installation Art. Since September 1994, she has created more than 1,000 pieces of digital art. Her Java-powered and Shockwaved staged Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum on the Internet was the first of its kind in Asia. Since its inauguration on April 19, 1995 it has been visited by more than 250,000 visitors from 80 countries. The Museum has been awarded as the "Top 5% of All Web Sites" by Point Communication, U.S.A. and "Virtuocity Award" by VXR Corporation, U.S.A. Besides publishing regularly on information technology, Lin's poems have been published in USA, Singapore, Japan and Switzerland. As an author of 4 poetry books, Lin speaks sixteen computer languages besides Chinese, English, French and Japanese. She has been awarded the Golden Poet Award in USA in 1989 and 1990.
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