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Grant Hao-Wei Lin

Grant Hao-Wei Lin received a BA in Cognitive Science and a minor in Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley in 2015. Since then, Lin has worked as a UIUX Designer and started to experiment with photographic portraiture in his spare time. His practice eventually led him to pursue an MFA in Photography at Parsons in 2020, where he used digital tools such as Unity, Oculus, and Blender to create virtual spaces and explore the relationship between memory and photography from an autobiographical perspective. Lin's thesis work tackles the topic of masculinity, queerness, and oppression through recreating 3D scenes from the memory of the 3 years he spent at a religious cult that he eventually escaped from. Outside of his thesis work, Lin is also a filmmaker working with performers in New York City to narrate their stories to the public. He participated in a residency at Culturelab in Long Island City and his documentary was selected as the Semi-Final List in the Best Web Series/TV Pilot for LA Indie Short Fest. Lin seeks to bring his design and analytical skills into the workplace and utilize different art forms to create positive social changes.

View Thesis Work – Covenant Eyes

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