About

ARTIST STATEMENT

I use depiction of place and pictorial multiplicity as a metaphor for the gentle push and pull between serenity and change, infinity and emptiness, omission and inclusion.

I use materials such as paper, plaster, silver, ink, and light. And I rely on the alchemy of change through oxidization, solidification, addition or omission of color, or movement of projected video to suggest an honest and impermanent materiality.

My work stems from the foundation that images are as important as language and then, in the spirit of many artists before me, seeks to evoke change and elicit experience.


BIO

A. Lee is a multi-media artist, a poetic printmaking activist, who is fascinated with the possibilities that exist in the space that fills a pause, the thing in between, be it emotional or physical, the space that many of us overlook on our way there from here.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Lee received an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University in Bloomington and was the recipient of the inaugural Virginia A. Myers, Visiting Artist / Visiting Assistant Professorship in Printmaking at University of Iowa. Having spent a decade in art education at Penland School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School, it is no surprise that Lee is a dedicated teacher. Lee has spent the last three years working mainly from a studio in Cortona, Italy while adjunct faculty for University of Georgia's Cortona Study Abroad Program. Lee was also a 2015 artist in residence for McColl Center for Art + Innovation and University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

NEWS

I'll be teaching two workshops in summer of 2017:

Contemporary Art / Historic Context
July 6 - August 8, 2017
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Venice, Italy

Etching
August 13-25, 2017
Penland School of Crafts
Penland, NC

RECENT and UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Beyond the Norm: International Juried Printmaking Exhibition.
University Galleries of Illinois State University
Normal, IL
September 20 – October 16, 2016

Just Visiting: Case studies of innovative approaches to being or hosting a visiting artist.
Panel Chair
2017 SGCI Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA
March 2017

Teaching Variability
Education Panel, with Beauvais Lyons, Erik Waterkotte and Koichi Yamamoto
2016 MAPC Biennial Conference
Indiana University Southeast / University of Louisville
October 5-8, 2016

Of Rules and Rebellion
Exchange Portfolio, curated by Kristina Paabus and Jessica Caponigro
2016 MAPC Biennial Conference
Indiana University Southeast / University of Louisville
October 5-8, 2016