Lin Lecheng art
Lecheng's tapestries are on a monumental scale, sometimes measuring ten or more yards on a side.

Lin Lecheng, one of the world’s leading fiber artists, presents a visual review of his work Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Hibben Center. Lecheng is a professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing), one of China’s top universities, and is the director of Tsinhgua’s Department of Arts and Crafts.

Many of Lecheng’s architectural tapestries are on a monumental scale, sometimes measuring ten or more yards on a side, and hang in leading public and private venues internationally. His Motherland, for example, hangs in Mao Zedong’s memorial hall; the Sound of Heaven in Microsoft Asian Research Institute; Eastern Civilization, Light of Civilization in Foreign Affairs Consulate General buildings in New York and in Houston.

The artist will also premiere new work at the Dartmouth Street Gallery on Monday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.  He and 35 faculty and students from Tsinghua University will be in Albuquerque at the invitation of fiber artist Nancy Kozikowski and John Cacciatore, director of the Dartmouth Street Gallery, who have been collaborating with faculty and students of the university for many years.

Lecheng first invited Kozikowski to China in 2000 for the first Lausanne to Beijing biennial. She is a juror for the international exhibition that attracts artists from over 15 countries. The 8th biennial opens in early October.

Lecheng is curator of the International Fiber Art Biennial: From Lausanne to Bejing, the managing director of the China Arts and Crafts Society and president of the Society’s Fiber Arts Commission. He has won multiple awards for his fiber art, including a gold medal in the 2008 Chinese Arts and Crafts Exhibition.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Hermans at (505) 277-1400 or mhermans@unnm.edu