Icey Lin obtained her B.A. in Art History and Economics and M.A. in East Asian Religions from Columbia University. She is currently a full-time fellow at Harvard University working under the supervision of Eugene Wang. Her expertise lies in Buddhist art and architecture of medieval East Asia, especially 8th to 12th centuries in China.

Icey's research has been supported by the Khyentse Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies (2021), the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship of Nippon Foundation (2020), the KCJS Scholarship for Japanese Language Studies (2019), the Columbia GSAS Full-Tuition Scholarship for M.A. Studies (2019-2021), among others. 

In addition to humanistic research, Icey works as a documentary filmmaker, a media artist, and an art curator. She currently serves as Assistant to Director and Creative Lead at Harvard Chinese Art Media Lab (CAMLab).