Yuan Lin has another (better known) name "Wendy", which she drew from a lottery in her first-grade English class in Shanghai, China. The teacher had a plastic bag full of names on paper slips and let the pupils who behaved well to draw the lottery first. When it was her turn, she got assigned “Wendy”.
In Chinese, her first name "yuan" (圆) means: a circle, to complete a full circle, or to realize a dream.
She graduated from Dickinson College (USA) in 2016, where she double-majored in Studio Art and Theatre and minored in music. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Boston University (USA) in 2018.
She is a curious person and has participated in artist residencies in Portugal, Latvia, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain. Her medium is herself. Her work is to live. She likes to walk, observe and make connections. She incorporates sound, text, video and objects in interactive installations. And for now conceptual art is the closest-to-accurate way of describing her practice. Her work has been shown in Carlisle, Boston and Shanghai, and often given away as gifts to the local audience and the people that she likes.