About Arianna Lin


Reiki Master / Teacher
Masters in Counseling Psychology


Lifting viewer’s spirits through my art describes my primary, consistent intention.  I play with the themes of mystery, movement and ambiguity in space.  Whether painting or drawing, I often begin in the spirit of dance, the sense of dancing the materials on the page.  The process from that point forward becomes a dialogue between oneself and the work, listening to what is said and what is unsaid.  The work evolves.  The series of black and white oil pastels progressed like a geometry problem (when I studied geometry) with a given my initial marks on the page and the resolution of those marks impacting the white space or the ‘to find’.

When a painting suggests a story to me, intimates a far off place, whispers a lost time although always shy of articulation, I know that I am on the right trail. Giving a face to the mystery we call the human soul.


I have always straddled two worlds, art and healing.  My attempts to blend the two came together most successfully when I began doing Soul Portraits.  As a psychotherapist, my skills as an astute listener come into play during the consultation.  Now I continue to promote the growth and self knowledge of another with my intuitive approach to art making.  There were times when this union might have been titled “Mission Impossible.  Not anymore.


  • 2000 Solo Show: “Journeys”
    Mood Swings Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
  • 1997 Three Person Show: Monotypes Inside Art
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 1992 Group Show
    Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1998 Solo Show: Mixed Media Fabric
    Zapp Bank, St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • 1987 Group Show
    Studio 13 For The Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1987 Solo Show: Recent Work
    Studio 13 For The Arts Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1987 Solo Show Works On Paper
    Theater in the Round Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1984 Solo Show: Mixed Media Fabric
    First Federal Bank of San Rafael ,Oakland, California
  • 1983 Juried Group Show
    H.A.F.T.A. Annual Art Exhibition, Hayward, California
  • 1982 Juried Group Show San Mateo Arts Council
    San Mateo, California, Juror’s Award
  • 1982 Juried Group Show: “Narrative Imagery”
    Fiberworks Gallery, Berkeley, California


  • 2001 Max Gallery San Francisco, California
  • 1997-1998 Museum West Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 1997 Inside Art Chicago, Illinois
  • 1995-1996 Gallery 312 Chicago, Illinois
  • 1991-1994 Ashuah-Irving Gallery Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1991-1994 North Dakota Fine Art Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1987 Studio 13 For The Arts Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1985 Peter M. David Gallery Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1985 Ianuzzi Gallery Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1984, 1982 Textiles By Design Berkeley, California



  • 1983 Woven Sculpture Saint Clements Church
    Fremont, California
  • 1983 Tapestries Saint Frances De Salles Church
    Oakland, California


  • Midwest Importers, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
  • Babette Pinsky, babette/women’s apparel collection
    San Francisco, California
  • California Clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine Oakland, California
  • Ruth Stricker-Dayton Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Bob and Lee Rosner Phoenix, Arizona
  • Susan and Ross Siragusa Sacramento, California
  • Dr. and Mrs. Rick Quinones Chicago, Illinois
  • Andrew Young Chicago, Illinois
  • Ann Kaplan-Moss and Jim Moss St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Doris Fortino Luca, Italy


  • California College of Arts and Crafts
    Oakland, California MFA courses 1980-1981
  • Northeastern University
    Boston, Massachusetts M.Ed. Counseling 1971
  • University of Illinois
    Urbana , Illinois B.S. Honors 1969
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    Minneapolis, Minnesota Coursework
    1978-1979 1992-1993
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois 1967, 1970- 1971