Linling Lu is a Baltimore-based artist, best known for her hard-edge, circular abstract paintings with concentric rings of color. Her human-scale tondos have been described as inducing states of meditation and compared to the Washington Color School painters, such as Kenneth Noland. In addition to her colorful, circular abstractions, Lu’s work includes sculptures of interlocking wood blocks, shaped paintings, and mixed media works that incorporate traditional and contemporary textiles sourced from across the globe. 

Lu received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an MFA from LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA. Her work has been exhibited at The Phillips Collection, the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Delaware Contemporary, the Delaware Art Museum, the American University Museum, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Towson University’s Center for the Arts, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Lu’s artworks are in the permanent collections of The Phillips Collection, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Microsoft, Louis Vuitton, Capital One, Accenture, City Center DC, 1700 Broadway, Carl M. Freeman Foundation, and The Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing. Lu has been featured in The Washington Post, BmoreArt, East City Art, Modern Luxury, Home & Design, House Beautiful, and the Washington City Paper.

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LINLING LUOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.99, Permanent Collection of The Phillips Collection, Washington DCOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.222, Permanent Collection of Baltimore Museum of ArtOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.147, Permanent Collection of Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.240, Private Collection of a Multi-Grammy Award Winning MusicianOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.218 - Private CollectionOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.234 - Private CollectionOne Hundred Melodies of Solitude, No.258