Date(s) - September 21, 2022 - December 18, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

22nd CIIPE Honor Laureate: Apex Lin

Works on Paper Gallery, September 21 – December 18, 2022
Artist Talk and Opening Reception, September 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall

22nd CIIPE Honor Laureate Apex Lin


The biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE) brings outstanding examples of international poster design to Colorado State University’s campus every other year. Presented in conjunction with the Colorado State University Department of Art and Art History, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art highlights the work of a selected honor laureate in the museum’s Works on Paper Gallery. 

This year, the 22nd CIIPE Honor Laureate is Taiwanese designer Apex Lin.


Honor Laureate Artist Talk and Reception

Join the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the CSU Department of Art and Art History for an artist talk by Apex Lin in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

The program will be followed by a reception in the museum’s Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center.

Free and open to all.




About the artist

Apex Lin currently serves as Chair Professor of Asia University, President of Taiwan Design Alliance, Founding President of Taiwan Cultural and Creative Industry Association, and Project Director of Taiwan Ministry of Education’s Programs, “Encouraging Students Participating in International Design Competition” and “Taiwan International Student Design Competition.” Previously, he was at National Taiwan Normal University, where he served variously as Professor of Department of Visual Design, Director of Department of Fine Arts, Director of the Cultural & Creative Industries Center, and Vice President of the University. He has been honored with the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) Achievement Award, the ICOGRADA Education Award, the Red Dot award for communication design, and Taiwan’s National Award for Literature and Arts. 

Lin has gained worldwide recognition for his posters and is responsible for the visual identities of some of China’s biggest companies. He established the Taiwan Image Poster Design Association in 1990 and just a few years later was listed among the top twelve corporate identity designers in Asia by New DECOMAS. In 2003, Phaidon Press rated him one of the top 100 graphic designers in the world. The following year Apex received the First Outstanding Award of Commercial Creativity by the Chinese Ministry of Economic Affairs. His distinctive designs draw heavily on Taiwan’s flora, fauna and geography.


22nd CIIPE Honor Laureate: Apex Lin



The Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE) was co-founded in 1979 by Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Art and Art History faculty and designers Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie alongside Northern Colorado artist Bob Coonts. This international invitational serves as a unique educational resource that allows graphic design and art majors to work directly with designers and study the work closely. CIIPE is one of only a few international invitational poster exhibitions in the world.

The complete exhibition occupies three major spaces on CSU’s Fort Collins’ campus. The main exhibition is hung in the Lory Student Center’s Curfman Gallery and the Hatton Gallery, located in the Visual Arts Building. The CIIPE Honor Laureate exhibition is held at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.


The 22nd CIIPE Honor Laureate exhibition and all related programming is presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History.

Support for this exhibition at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art has been generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition is also made possible in part through a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment. This fund works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University and benefits from the generous support of all those who love the arts.


Fort Fund