Pamela Lins refers to her work primarily as sculpture, although she uses the term expansively. She teaches sculpture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and painting at Princeton University.
Through her work, Lins contemplates the social, the political, and the historical by constructing situations inquisitive and equivocal to sculpture and the making of it. Her Radcliffe project is based on a photo, circa 1931, of a classroom for one of the basic courses at the Russian state art and technical school Vkhutemas. The classroom is filled with architectural models, some legible, others just shadowy forms without much detail. By remaking these models and using them in her work, Lins will continue the process of researching certain forms and dislodging them from their modernist context.
Lins received her MFA from Hunter College, of the City University of New York. Her most recent solo exhibition was Denver Gold, at the Tang Museum of Art in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 2012. In 2008 Lins received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and in 2007 she was awarded a fellowship in the visual arts from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation.