Lin Cheung (Born 1971, Basingstoke, Hampshire) approach to designing and making questions the established and authorised uses and meanings of jewellery and objects. Her work is a personal response to everyday experiences and observations.
Cheung has a broad spectrum of international teaching and lecturing experience including master-classes and workshops with a strong focus on collaborative working. Mentoring individuals and widening public engagement in contemporary jewellery and craft projects is an integral part of Cheung's practice.
Lin Cheung graduated in 1997 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery. Her work was awarded an Arts Foundation Award in 2001 and a Jerwood Contemporary Makers Award in 2008. Lin Cheung has been shortlisted for the Women's Hour Crafts Prize in 2017 at the V&A Museum, London. She is the recipient of the prestigious Françoise van den Bosch Award 2018 as well as the Herbert Hofmann Award 2018.
Lin has exhibited jewellery and objects extensively throughout the UK and internationally. In 2007, she contributed an essay for the book New Directions in Jewellery 2; in 2013 she contributed to the inaugural issue of Current Obsession and in 2012 she designed the London 2012 Paralympic Games medal.
Her work is part of the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, USA; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), UK; The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden; Crafts Council, London, UK; Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Contemporary Art Society, London, UK; The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, UK.