Linling Lu is 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. Her abstractions have been compared to the Washington Color School painters such as Kenneth Noland. In addition to her colorful circular paintings, Lu’s other work includes sculptures of interlocking wood blocks, shaped paintings, as well as fabric collages that incorporate traditional and contemporary textiles.
Lu received a BFA and MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art(MICA). Her work has been presented by prestigious exhibition venues, including The Phillips Collection, The Walters Art Museum, The Delaware Contemporary Museum, The Delaware Art Museum, The American University Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, etc.
Lu’s artworks are in the permanent collections of The Phillips Collection, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Microsoft Art, Louis Vuitton, Capital One, City Center DC, 1700 Broadway, Carl M Freeman Foundation, and The Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing.
Lining Lu is featured on Washington Post, BmoreArt, East City Art, Modern Luxury, Washington City Paper, Home and Design, House Beautiful, and official catalogue of Art Collection of The United States Embassy (Beijing).