2005 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2005 MFA, Drawing/Painting, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1998 BFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


2018 Alignment, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, CA

2015 Chromatic Intercession, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2014 Open Light, RVCA, San Francisco, CA

Unformed Uniform, URBN Building 543, Philadelphia, PA

Another Dimension, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

2013 In Plain Sight, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Last Words, Parklife, San Francisco, CA

Expressing the Whole Feeling, Lamp Harajuku, Tokyo

2010 A Place Near Here, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

One of Us, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2006 New Dawn Fades, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA

2005 Infinite Horizons, Woodward Flats, San Francisco, CA


2018 Party in the Front, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Group Hang: A show of new works by Facebook Artists in Residence 2012–2017, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Cryptopictos, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA (with Reed Anderson, Patrick Maguire, and Sarah Walker)

2016 Philadelphia Painters, Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown,PA (Cat.)

PDFW, Slow Culture, Los Angeles, CA

2015 We Pain, LUMP, Raleigh, NC

Jim Houser & Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO

2014 Rusu Moyo, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (two-person show with Alex Lukas)

Department of Neighborhood Services, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA (with Barry McGee and Dan Murphy)

PARTICIPATE, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2013   July Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

New Wine New Bottle, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

Wally, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX

Alley Cats, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

D.F. Double Universe, Family Backroom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Extended Absence, Blanc Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2012 Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre, France (with D.F.W.)

The Beginning, Beginnings, New York, NY

Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY

2011   The Space Savers Project, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Inspiration Information, The Maas Building, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Sam Belkowitz)

Here and Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Off Camera, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009   The Neverending Story IV, Cinders Gallery, New York, NY

Broad Shoulders & Brotherly Love, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2008   Crocodile Tears, Giant Robot, New York, NY

White Noise Drawn Together, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Big Kids/Little Kids, 222 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

White Noise, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Cave Paintings, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

AM The Rhythm, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

With Friends Like These, Giant Robot, New York, NY

Brevity’s Rainbow: A Tiny Art Show, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007   A Kiss for the Mezuzah, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA

Coming Up, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (curated by Larry Rinder)

The Exquisite Corpse, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Indexiphillia, Bravin Lee Gallery, New York, NY

Automatic, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

Blood in Blood Out, 96 Gillespie,, London, England

No Bad Blood, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Printed Matter 2, Giant Robot, New York, NY

Locally Localized Gravity, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2006   Morgellons, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Peer Pleasure 1: Royal Art Lodge, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (Space 1026 and Instant Coffee)

Friends of the Arts, 222 Club, San Francisco, CA

Sibling Revelry, After Modern, San Francisco, CA

Art212, After Modern, New York, NY

Magic Stones in the Secret Cave, Floral Gallery, Oakland, CA

Draw, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY

Saturation: Portland Modern, Disjecta, Portland, OR

Best of the Bay: Future/Fantastic, Triple Base, San Francisco, CA

Art in the Style of Radical, Magic Pony, Toronto, Canada

California Calligraphy Summit: Cali/Graffi, Fine Arts Gallery SFSU, San Francisco, CA

2005   Red Dot, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Something in the Water, 222 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Hold Me, Please, Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR

The Seed Market, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Two for the Seesaw, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC

WHITE BOX, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Postcards from POKETO, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Soon and Very Soon, Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR

Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

Paper!Awesome!, Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

For Landscape, Queen's Nail Annex, San Francisco, CA

MFA SHOW, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

ONE WITH THE SUN, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA

P-TOWNS, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

The New Image Art Show @ RVCA, RVCA Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2004   By the People For the People, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Reach for the Rainbow in the Dark, Covivant Gallery, Tampa Bay, FL

DayDream Nation, 3 Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Poketo Art Show 02, Cowboys and Angels, San Francisco, CA

I Love Music, Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA

OOH! AH! SHANGRI-LA!, Cassius King Gallery, San Diego, CA

Everybody Rules Everything, AntiSocial Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Philadelphia and Friends, Space 237, Toledo, OH

Beaver College, The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH

Seed Spreaders, New Image Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA

SHAZAM!, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2003   Artscape, M&T Bank Model Home, Baltimore, MD

Drawing For It, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Brothers From Different Mothers, LUMP Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2002   Separations, 222 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

9 from Space 1026 + LUMP= deece!, LUMP Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Scratch off the Serial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA


2018  Primary Dispersion, 421 N. 7th St, Philadelphia, PA (for Mural Arts Program)

Heerlen, Netherlands (mural, curated by Rafael Schacter for Stichting Street Art Foundation)

2017 Sweet Green, 16th and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (for Mural Arts Program)

2016   Instruction Sight, Swanson Walk, Philadelphia, PA (for Mural Arts Program)

2015   Start From Here, 12th and Race, Philadelphia, PA (for Mural Arts Program)

2014 Facebook headquarters, Menlo Park, CA (with Facebook’s Artist in Residence program)

New Friends, Elixr Coffee, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Peaceable Kingdom, 927 Spring St, Philadelphia, PA (thru Mural Arts Program and Asian Arts Initiative for Chinese Christian Church & Center)


2017 Newhall, Edith. "Galleries: Chaos and cryptic meanings." The Philadelphia Inquirer  (April 23, 2017): H7 [ill.]

2015 Harned, Megan. "Visual Art: Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Chromatic Intercession." Willamette Week  (July 22, 2015)

2014 McManus, Austin. "Isaac Tin Wei Lin." Juxtapoz  #164, September 2014. [ill.]

Pasori, Cedar. "Portfolio Review: Artist Isaac Lin Explains His Favorite Mixed Media Works." Complex  (April 19, 2013) [online]

2012 Trippe. "Isaac Tin Wei Lin @Park Life."  (July 31, 2012) [online]

2008 Fallon, Roberta. "Lights, color, 3-D action in the Cave (Paintings)." The Artblog  (April 4, 2008) [online] [ill.]