Jenny Lin  



1998-2001: Master of Fine Arts - Print media. Concordia University, Montreal

1994-1998: Bachelor of Fine Arts - Sculpture, Printmaking. University of Calgary


selected exhibitions


2022: “Crossings: Itineraries of Encounter” (part four of a six-part program at Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, curated by Ronald Rose-Antoinette and Kevin Lo as image respondent.

Sept 2020: "Pandemic Drawings", an exhibtion of a series of text and drawings in progress made in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, curated by Ho Tam, Hotam Bookshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

2001: "Alien-Freak-Thing", Bourget Gallery, Montreal (MFA thesis exhibition).

1998: "Koochi-Blob", Little Gallery, University of Calgary.



Nov-Dec 2020: "We are wary, we are weary", an exhibition with Shanna Strauss stemming from t Le Prix Powerhouse 2020 Residency, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal.



2022: “Faire communauté : l’imprimé qui rassemble,” “Welcome do the Giddy Valley,” installation with Eloisa Aquino, group show at Salle Alfred Pellan, Laval, Quebec.

2021 - 2022: “New Acquisitions” at Burnaby Art Gallery

2020: "(pre)exisiting conditions", online (Instagram) exhibition of 7 BIPOC artists from the "Hear Us Now" exhibition, responding to their experiences during the pandemic. Curated by EAHR (Ethnographic Art History Research group) for ISEA 2020.

2020: "Hear Us Now", online (Instagram) exhibition of BIPOC artists responding to their experiences during the pandemic. Curated by EAHR (Ethnographic Art History Research group).

Aug 2020: "The Tunnel", a collaboration with Eloisa Aquino, shown as part of "CONNEXI-onze", a performance series of 11 artists performing in front of the window of artist kimura byol, live-streamed on Facebook. Curated by kimura byol /aka nathalie lemoine, Montreal.

Sept 2019: "Latent See", an exhibition including works by Jenny Lin, David Johnson, Frances Adair Mckenzie and Alicia Percy with work that culminated from a residency organized by Anteism Books for their 435 Beaubien space throughout the summer of 2019.

July - Sept 2019: “Presence is Absent / Absence is Present”: group exhibition of artists responding to the Gay Archive of Montreal. Curated by kimura byol, Virginie Jourdain and Véronique Boillard. To be shown at Never Apart, Montreal.

2019: “Self-publishing / Publizieren als Kunst”: group exhibition curated by Jürgen Olbrich, Kassel, Germany

June 2018: "DECADEnce": group exhibition at the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival: zine-inspired installation made in collaboration with Eloisa Aquino, presented at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC. Exhbition curated by Valerie D. Walker.

June 2018: Plus c'est petit, plus c'est beau! / The Smaller the better: group exhibition curated by Antoine Lefebvre at Hon Books, Paris, France.

April 2017: "superyoung", a group exhibition curated by Zoe Chan which frames works by Canadian contemporary artists that are marked by an aesthetics of youth. Kamploops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC.

January 2017: "HB no. 6 / Hors Page", a group exhibition representing various drawing practices (including animation, installation, digital technologies, etc). Centre d'art et de diffusion Clark, Montreal.

2016: “Comme au lit”, 2016, an exhibition of artists’ books and multiples on the theme of sleep and beds, curated by Céline Huyghebaert and Pascaline J. Knight at ARPRIM, Montreal.

2015: FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2015: “Prestige”, members’ show, articule, Montreal

2014: "Zero Future", HTMlles Festival organized by StudioXX, Montreal.

2014: "Queer Book Dioramas", an exhibition of The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch, NYC, curated by Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey

2013: "Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book", Northern Arizona University Art Museum

2012: "The Front Line", 11th DMZ Outdoor Installation Art Festival. Organized by Seokjang-Ri Art Gallery, DMZ Korea.

2012: "Nuit Blanche 2012", Montreal. A project in collaboration with Shie Kasai presented as part of "Art Souterrain, Montreal".

2011: "After Party", a three-person show of installations stemming from artist book projects by Kerri Flannigan, Sarah Nesbitt and Jenny Lin. Webster Library display cases, Montreal.

2009: Off-Biennial Project, Dare-Dare Centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal. Site-specific work at the Pepsi Forum.

2007: "Hit or Miss", Triangle Gallery, Calgary. Drawings by various artists

2004: “Atelier Ouvert", 305 Bellechasse, Montreal

2003: “Salon Dallop", Galerie R'ada, Montreal

2001: "Faire La Rue" for "Festival Nuit Blanche". Art in storefront windows

2001: "Spectacles Noir", Piscine St. Michel, Montreal.

2001: "Willagio", Art Gallery of Calgary. Works from the collection of John Will

2000: "Chambres a part/ Separate Rooms", Delta Hotel, Montreal.

1999: "Wide Open", VAV Gallery, Montreal.

1999: "Blanket Press", Space 414, Belgo Building, Montreal.

1998: "Resolution", Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary. BFA graduating show





2019: "Zine Scene", with Eloisa Aquino. An exhibition of zines from the archive of ARCMTL, in conjunction with Volume II Art Book Fair and Expozine, Montreal.

2014: "Qouleur" art exhibition and residency, with Wai-Yant Li Co-curator, at articule, Montreal.

2013: "Qouleur" art exhibition, with Wai-Yant Li Co-curator, Rats 9 gallery, Montreal.


video screenings

2019: Vidéographe et le GIV à La Havane, curated by Nelson Henrick, Havana, Cuba.

2016: “D’icitte et d’ailleurs”, a screening of experimental feminist video curated by kimura byol, Luminor Cinema, Paris, France

2016: “D’icitte et d’ailleurs”, a screening of experimental feminist video curated by kimura byol, Cinéma Aventure, Brussels, Belgium

2015: GIV le 40e, exhibition in tandem with “Faire des histoires”, in partnership with VOX, GIV and FIFA, curated by Anne Golden and Petunia Alves in the context of three exhibitions curated by Nicole Gingras, VOX gallery, Montreal.

2015: "The Wave: Asian-Canadian Shorts" program organized by Groupe Intervention Video for the Amérasia Festival, Montreal.

2015: "Trigger Warning", video screening curated by Coral Short, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver.

2014: GIV à la cinémathèque québécoise, screening of short works by artists whose work is distributed by Groupe Intervention Video, Montreal.

2014: "From Zero To Future (and all in-between): video screening of short videos by queer and racialized video artists, curated bykimura byol, Studio XX, as part a collaboration between Qouleur Festival and HTMlles Festival, Montreal.

2013: "Four videos by Jenny Lin". Queer artist feature screening series of short videos, Coming Societee bookstore, Hong Kong

2013: "Maplechasers" group screening, Mini- Entzaubert, T.V.O.D., Berlin, Germany, curated by Coral Short.

2013: "Maplechasers" group screening at Bildweschel, Villa Magdalena, Hamburg, Germany

2013: "Maplechasers" group screening at Mutinerie, Paris, France

2012: "Queers Can't Wait" program of short videos by Canadian video artists, curated by Alvis Choi. Coming Societee bookstore, Hong Kong.

2012: "Queers Can't Wait" program of short videos by Canadian video artists, curated by Alvis Choi. 12th Seoul International NewMedia Festival presented by I-GONG,Seoul, Korea.

2012: "Maplechasers" group screening at The Gatherette, William Way, Community Center, Philladelphia

2012: "Maplechasers" group screening at the OFF CENTER, San Francisco

2012: "Maplechasers" group screening at 35 Tennis Court, Brooklyn, as part of QuORUM Forum (Queers Organizing for Radical Unity and Mobilization)

2011: "Diasporasia" screening at La Centrale, Montreal

2011: “Plastic Paper Festival of Animated, Illustrated and Puppet Film”, Winnipeg

2011: “Under the Covers, Part of the time program” at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

2011: Groupe Intevention Video: New Works, Maison de la Culture Mont Royal

2011: Video screening, “Snowball”, at Articule, Montreal

2010: “On the Flip Side”, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

2010: “Short Film Package”, Ethnoculture Festival, Montreal

2010: "À la recontre du paysage québécois”, Festival Acces Asie, Montreal

2009: “Ciné-Asie's National Portrait Contest, Montreal

2009: “Full Boat & More”, Reel Asian's Best of Asian Canadian Shorts at Winnipeg Film Group Asian Heritage Month, Winnipeg

2009: “Creatures in the night” program. An outdoor screening of animated works organized by Articule, Montreal

2008: Igong Alternative Visual Culture Factory, Seoul, Korea

2008: Queer City Cinema Festival, Regina

2008: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

2008: “Videos de Femmes dans le Parc", Theatre Verdure, Montreal. Organized by Groupe Intervention Video

2008: Folie-Ô-Skop, animation film festival, Cabaret de la Dernière Chance de Rouyn-Noranda

2008: "Concise Terror", The Vault program at Groupe Intervention Video.

2008: Screening of "Transfer Point", Caisse Populaire Desjardins du Mont Royal, Montreal

2008:   Launch of new video project, “Transfer Point” at Oboro, Montreal

2005:    "Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film", Durham Art Gallery, Ontario

2005:    FIFA:  Groupe Intervention Video 30th anniversary:  "Tendances et Contrastes" , Musee d'art Contemporain,  Montreal

2005:    "The Winter Life":  Screening of The Remix 2005 Project, SAW gallery, Ottawa

2002:    Inside Out Festival, Toronto 

2002:    "Trames Horizontales/ Defilement Vertical". Recent Canadian Art Videos, Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Montreal

2001-02:   "Videos de Femmes dans le Parc", Theatre Verdure, Montreal. Organized by Groupe Intervention Video

2001:    "Local Heroes" programme at Image + Nation Festival, Montreal

2001:    "Trames Horizontales/ Defilement Vertical"at Musee du Quebec, Quebec City

2001:    "Bravo" Screening at J.A. de Seve theatre, Montreal

2000:     Mont Royal St. Festival. Outdoor screening, Videographe production studio, Montreal



conferences, talks, workshops

2022: Dream Scenes: a dream comic and zine workshop for The Sociability of Sleep, Montreal.

2020 and 2022: Zine-making workshop for Nathalie Batraville’s WSDB 291: Introduction to the Contemporary Concerns in Women’s Studies class, Concordia University.

2021: Zine-making workshop for Queer History Month at McGill, Montreal.

March 2021: "Identity & Cultures of Resistance in Printed Media" with Gord Hill, Rachel Lau, Jenny Lin and Cole Pauls, hosted by Griffin Art Projects, BC, in tandem with the exhibition "Whose Chinatown?", curated by Karen Tam.

November 2020: "Narrative Zines: a workshop on single-sheet structures" by Jenny Lin presented as part of the Prix Powerhouse 2020, hosted by La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal.

August, 2020: Keynote Panel: Revolutionary Art, moderated by Mary Sui Yee Wong. A panel with composer Raven Chacon, artists Jordan Weber and Jenny Lin, and author Eloisa Aquino on the ways that their work engages strategies of resistance and revolution, for Goddard College, presented online.

November 2019: Zine-making workshop in conjunction with Expozine and the Zine Scene exhibition.

October 2019: Curator’s talk for Zine Scene exhibition, Webster Library, for Volume Art Book Fair.

October 2019: Artist talk with Eloisa about B&D Press, at Vancouver Art Book Fair

October 2019: “Zine of the Future” zine-making workshop prioritizing QTBIPOC participants, Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Aug 2019: Artist talks for “Presence is Absent / Absence is Present” exhibition at Never Apart, Montreal.

April 2019: Presentation about the Queer Print Club for Pecha Kucha artist presentations night, FAIMTL (Festival des arts imprimés de Montreal), at WIP, Montreal.

Jan 2019: Presentation about “The Queers” zine project for Danielle Bobker’s ENGL 260 class, Concordia University, Montreal.

Oct 2018: Innovating the artists’ book @ Concordia University: presentation on the Boundless Dialogues artist book project of 2017.

Oct 2018: Queer publishing as pedagogy: panel discussion with Anthea Black and Kama La Mackerel in the context of the Montreal launch of "HANDBOOK: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education" (edited by Anthea Black and Shamina Chherawala).

Aug 2018: "(in)visibilité / (in)visbility): a QTBIPOC AR zine-making workshop", Artexte, Montreal. An introduction to zine-making and augmented reality in the context of Pevers-cité, a yearly radical queer festival in Montreal. The workshop was copartnered with Artexte, ARCMTL, Queer Between the Covers, Pervers-Cite.

June 2018: DECADence gallery tour with the curator and several artists from the group exhibition at the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival, presented at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC. Exhbition curated by Valerie D. Walker.

April 2018: "Lists of lists of lists", a workshop in collaboration with Eloisa Aquino on creating list zines in response to the collection at Artexte, Montreal.

2017: “Repositories / Receuils”: a workshop on creating augmented reality zine (on the psychological relationships we develop with inanimate objects), with DHC / ART, Education Program

2017: “Giving Body: Ambivalent Approaches in Digital Art”, a panel with Cheryl Sim, Erandy Vergara and Emily Keenlyside at Foire Papier 2017, Montreal.

2017: “Publishing Queer & Trans Comics” and “Expanding Comics - New Ways to Use Words & Pictures” at Queers and Comics 2017: LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference, San Francisco

2017: CUPFA Microlinks presentation about B&D Press and self-publishing

2016: Ginger Garden presentation with Eloisa Aquino about B&D Press.

2014: Conversation with Jack Halberstam & Jenny Lin about queer books for the Queer Book Diorama Show, an exhibition of The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch, NYC. Moderated by Sassafras Lowrey and Hugh Ryan (curators).

2014: Conversation with videomakers and curator kimura byol on the video screening, "From Zero To Future (and all in-between), moderated by Sophie Le-Phat Ho, Studio XX, as part a collaboration between Qouleur Festival and HTMlles Festival, Montreal.

2013: Queer Zines / Queering Zines: Artists and zine-makers discuss what's so gay about zines! Featuring: Jenny Lin, Jess MacCormack, Jonathan Reid Sévigny, Jordan Coulombe and guests. Moderated by Johnny Nawracaj, Expozine, Montreal.

2012: Cofacilitated, with Eloisa Aquino, a 2-day workshop about making and thinking about LGBTQ feminist pornographic comics and zines. "Lesbian Porn Comics Jam" at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal

2012: Book reading for 2QTPOC Reading Night, Cagibi, Montreal

2012: Presentation at Comics and Medicine: Navigating the Margins, Graphic Medicine Conference, Toronto

Oct 2010: Artist Talk for Stephanie Russ’s Digital Print Media class

May 2010: Q&A session for Reel Asian screening of the programme titled “À la recontre du paysage québécois”, in collaboration with Festival Acces Asie, Montreal

Nov 2009: Artist talk for Judy Garfin’s MFA print media class

Nov 2009: Presentation of the work of Tabaimo for Judy Garfin’s MFA print media class

2008: Artist talk for the launch of the video “Transfer Point” at Oboro, Montreal (in celebration of “Art’s Birthday”)

2001: Artist talk for Diane Borsato’s CERA 230 class at Concordia University 



2023: Kala Art Institute Honorary Art Residency, Berkeley, CA

2020: Prix Powerhouse Residency with Shanna Strauss, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal (remote due to the pandemic)

2019: Research residency, Artexte, Montreal

2019: "Latent See", a project organized by Anteism Books for their 435 Beaubien space, Artists David Johnson, Frances Adair Mckenzie and Alicia Percy also took part in this residency, which culminated in a group exhibition in the space in September 2019.

2007: “Transfer Point” video project, at Oboro, Montreal

2004: "The Remix video project", at Oboro, Montreal


commmittees / organizing

2022: Postcard contribution for “Affects and Publications: Artworks produced during the Pandemic” in response to racism, organized by kimura byol / Nathalie Lemoine.

2022: Jury member for artist-in-residence interviews and selections for The Sociability of Sleep, Montreal.

2021: Chinatown Working Group volunteer

2019: Facilitation of “Freedom-Hi: Zines from Hong Kong’s Civil Movement” exhibition at Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal with curator Siu Ding of Zine Coop.

2017-2019: StudioXX programming committee member

2015-2017: Queer Print Club facilitator; 2015-present: QPC member: a club for undergraduate art students from Concordia University who self-identify as LGBTQQIA, creating projects that explore the collaborative, community-based and democratic aspects of print but which also create a space to fuel personal projects.

2016: Co-organized “Ho Tam: Artist as Publisher” with Ho Tam and Artexte, Montreal.

2013-2015: committee member of the Fabulous Committee, an anti-oppression focused committee of articule (artist-run centre in Montreal).

2013-2014: Organizing member of "Qouleur 2013 Montreal", a week-long festival exploring and celebrating racialized, queer identities and experiences through the arts

2014: Co-curator (with Wai-Yant Li) of "Qouleur" art exhibition and artist residency at articule, Montreal.

2013: Co-curator (with Wai-Yant Li) of "Qouleur" art exhibition, Rats 9 gallery, Montreal

2011: Juror for the New Media Production Grant for Young Artists, Oboro (Caisse populaire Desjardins) 2011

2010: Juror for the George Laoun Opticien – OBORO Super Short Film Prize



awards and honours

2020: Le Prix Powerhouse 2020 (with Shanna Strauss)

2019: Canada Council Travel Grant

2018: Canada Council Travel Grant

2018: Canada Council Explore and Create Grant

2018: Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts

2017: CUPFA Professional Development Grant

2016: CUPFA Professional Development Grant

2011: Canada Council for the Arts New Media Production Grant

2006: New Media Production Grant for Young Artists, Oboro (Caisse populaire Desjardins)

1997: George Milne Printmaking Scholarship

1997: Alberta Foundation of the Arts Study Grant

1996: Santo Mignosa Printmaking Scholarship


articles, interviews, & blog features

December 2020: "Concordia part-time faculty named co-winner of the 2020 Prix Powerhouse", Amelia Wong-Mersereau, ConcordiaUniversity News.

July 2020: "Jenny Lin responds to the performance Wendy’s Revenge by Tricia Livingston and Walter Scott – January 29, 2016", for "Reprise", a bimonthly dispatch that reactivates the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery’s public programming archives through a series of responses to selected events from the past decade (2010-2019).

2019: “Following the tide of artistic creation”, Maggie Hope, The Concordian:

2018: “Folds and Staples: When DIY Publishing Makes a Community”, The Margins (Asian American Writers’ Workshop):

2018: : interview contributions for Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing and Creating Comics, written an edited by Rachel Cruz.

2018: Ho Tam and Jenny Lin: A Conversation on Art Book and Zine Fairs.

2017: Interview for DHC / ART:

2016: Artzines interview by Antoine Lefebrvre:

2014: FAQNP: Issue_06: The Queer Nerd is Dead / Long Live the Queer Nerd.

2013: FAQNP: Issue_05: Education of the Queer Nerd.

2012: Bicycle Utopia

2012: Trantransistor

2011: No More Potlucks,"Animal" issue

2010: Big Thoughts From a Small Mind

2009: Dare-Dare BlogOff

2008: Schemamag review of Full Boat, Reel Asian Film Festival in Toronto



video distribution

Groupe Intervention Video (, Montreal, since June 2001


artists' book distribution and consignment

Art Metropole, Toronto

Librarie Formats, Montreal

Monastiraki, Montreal

Booklyn Artist Alliance, NY

Printed Matter, NY

Quimby's, Chicago


artists' book collections

Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec, Montreal, QC

Concordia University Libraries, Montreal, QC

ARCMTL, Montreal, QC

Artexte, Montreal, QC

San Diego State University Library, CA

Swarthmore College Library, Swarthmore, PA

Temple University Library, Philadelphia, PA

Library of Congress, Washington DC

The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Mills College, Oakland, CA

University of of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), CA

University of Minnesota, Minneapolois, MN

Harvard University Art Library, Cambridge, MA

Smith College, Hillyer Art Library, NorthHampton, MA

MA Wellcome Collection, London, UK

Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

Bainbridge Island, Museum of Art, WA


independent press and zine fair participation (under B&D Press with Eloisa Aquino)

2020: Instagram artist takeover for Vancouver Art Book Fair

2019: Expozine, Montreal

2019: Vancouver Art Book Fair

2019: Volume II Montreal Art Book Fair

2019: Papier Marché, Montreal

2018: Volume I Montreal Art Book Fair

2018: Vancouver Art Book Fair (through Centre A)

2018: Mini Queer Between the Covers, Montreal

2016, 2017, 2018: Toronto Art Book Fair

2015-2016: Toronto Queer Zine Fair, Toronto, Ontario

2011-2018: Queer Between the Covers, Montreal

2010-2016, 2018: NY Art Book Fair

2009-2018: Expozine, Montreal

2014: Petit salon de la poésie et du livre d'artiste, galerie ARPRIM, Montreal

2013: Zine Dream, Toronto

2013: Anarchist Book Fair, Montreal

2010: Canzine, Toronto