Linling Lu was born in Guizhou Province, China. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, in 2008, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA, in 2011. Lu’s Chinese heritage is the core inspiration for her paintings that act as both visual meditations and color exercises. With strong architectural components, her paintings focus the viewer’s attention on a determined space (the painting) in order to engender focus around and beyond the painting. While consciously referencing past masters and personal history, Lu possesses a unique style, process and vision.