About

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a poetic image maker. My work is a profane illumination of that which intelligence fails to grasp.

The moments and objects I depict are a collection of the ephemeral made repeatable and durable through pictorial multiplicity, repetition of form and image, and looping. I have assimilated mechanical reproduction not as industrialization but as intuition. An intuition that includes certain technologies and mediated marks.

Photography and printmaking can render images unfamiliar, trace the unseen, giving access to the phenomena on the fringe of perception and creating an intermediary space that is new in the confusion of a dualistically trained mind. Rationality and the logic of the visible step aside for the indeterminate and ambiguous thus proving that intuitive experience can result from a mediated image.

I employ the flattening of space and time, veiled unfixed images, subtlety, and an honest materiality to describe and create authentic experience. Work that acts on the body as much as the mind and creates its own unmediated response.


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. Currently teaching for University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Lee has spent 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

Artist in Residence
Willapa Bay AIR, WA
May, 2018

Exhibition
Stone House, Fayetteville AR
May 2018

Visiting Artist
Kent State Blossom Art
June 2018


CV
EDUCATION
MFA, Printmaking
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2012

Italian Graduate Diploma, Print and Book Arts,
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2004

BA, Art History with minor in Architecture
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Full-time Instructor
Digital and Print Media, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2016-present

Director
Alloro, Design and International Art Workshops, allorolinens.com. 2013-present

Artist in Residence
University of North Carolina, McColl Center for Art + Innovation,
Charlotte, NC (Co-Instructor Print Media and Social Practice). 2015

Instructor
University of Georgia, Cortona Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy. 2013-2015

Visiting Assistant Professor
Inaugural Virginia A. Myer Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 2012 - 2013

Part-time Print Studio Coordinator and Master Printer
Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, Summer 2011

Associate Instructor
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2010-12

Graduate Assistant and Print Studio Manager
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009−10

Communications Manager:
Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, 2005−09
2003−04

Studio Manager:
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
2001−03

Services Manager:
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
2000−02

Studio Manager:
Photo Studio, University of Washington, Architecture Department, Seattle, WA.

GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / RESIDENCIES / AWARDS
2018
Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
Residency, Willapa Bay Artist in Residence, Oysterville, WA.
Visiting Artist, Photography and Print Media, Kent State University, OH.

2016
Fellowship Residency, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
Faculty Research Stipend Award, University of Arkansas

2014
Juror Award, Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

2013
Fellowship Residency, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

2009−12
Graduate Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2009 Grant in Aid of Masters in Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD

2017
The Visible City, SG Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Fresh Ink, Wonder Fair, Lawrence, KS, (juried by Jeffery Dell).
Renegade Craft Fair, Seattle WA (juried).
The Well Made Object, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC.
Mostra Anno Accademico, SG Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Shrimp! Heaven! Now!, SCUL Gallery, Fayetteville, AR.

2016
Solo Show, SG Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Intermission Portfolio, Southern Graphics Council International Conference Exhibition,Portland, OR (invitational).
Beyond the Norm: International Juried Printmaking Exhibition, University Galleries of
Illinois State University, Normal, IL (juried by Susan Tallman).
BAM Art Fair, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (juried).
Of Rules and Rebellion, Indiana University Southeast, IN (invitational).
Renegade Craft Fair, Seattle WA (juried).
Mostra, Pallazo Vagnoti, Cortona, Italy.

2015
Ghost, http://ghost.printeresting.org/ (invitational).
Post Facto Future, Public Space 1, Iowa City, IA (invitational).
BAM Art Fair, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.
Mostra, Pallazo Vagnoti, Cortona, Italy.
Bellingham National 2015 Art Exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
(juried by Scott Lawrimore).
Winter Residents, McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Charlotte, NC
Ink!, The Slipe Gallery, West Hartford, CT (juried by Amze Emmons, RL Tillman,
and Jason Urban).
Praxis, Featuring Amanda Lee, Rowe Gallery, University of North Carolina,
Charlotte, NC.

2014
Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Printmaking Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
(juried by Susan Tallman).
East Coast National Screen Print Biennial, Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY(invitational, catalog).
Mostra, Pallazo Vagnoti, Cortona, Italy.

2013
Solo Show, SG Gallery, Venice, Italy (invitational).
Mostra, Pallazo Vangoti, Cortona, Italy.
Solo Show, Disequilibrium, Public Space 1, Iowa City, IA (juried).
Binderful, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO (juried).
Binderful, Points North, Farmington, ME (juried).
University of Iowa Faculty Biennale, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA (catalog).

2012
Additional Experiments, Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA.
Solo Show, A Wave Of, Midwest Matrix Symposium, Iowa City, IA.
Binderful, Collection, bakerfineart.com Backlash, Soho20, NYC, NY.
Great Grand Children of the Atomic Age, Robert Madsen Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Six Printmakers / Six Obstructions, The Paper Room at Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN.
Solution of Silver of White Light, MFA Thesis, Grunwald Gallery, (catalog).
For We Are Where We Are Not, The 410 Project, Mankato, MN.
Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Printmaking Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (juried).
Home and Away: Reimagining Intimate and Vast Spaces, Landscape, Space and Place
Graduate Student Conference, Bloomington, IN.

2011
Solo Show, Solution of Silver of White Light, Fuller Gallery, Bloomington, IN (juried).
Abstrkt, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH,
(catalog).
Staff Show, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA.
IU SOFA Student Show, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

2010 Off the Wall, McCalla, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
IU School of Fine Arts Student Shows 2, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN.

2009 Inertia, Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN.

2004
Alfabeti, Rassegna Internazionale di Libro d'Artista, National Library, Rome, Italy.
Graduate Capstone Project Exhibition, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica a Retrospective, Palazzo Cecchini, Podonone, Italy.


CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS

2017
Just Visiting: Case Studies of Innovative Approaches to Being or Hosting a Visiting Artist, panel chair, Southern Graphics Council International Conference,
March 15-18, 2017.

Contemporary Art / Historic Context, four-week workshop / study abroad program,
Program Director / Instructor, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.

“To sober and quiet the mind”, two-week etching workshop, Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.

2016
Teaching Variability, Education Panel panelist, Mid America Print Council Bi-Annual Conference,University of Louisville, Louisville KY, Oct. 5-8 2016.

2015
Visiting Artist, Workshop and Lecture, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, December 7, 2015.

2014
That’s So Printerly, panelist, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Wayne State University,September 25, 2014.

Print Your Own Adventure, Instructor, eight-week concentration, Penland School of Crafts,Penland, NC, (Printmaking).

Visiting Artist, Lecture/Critique, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Manoa, HI,January 9−16, 2014.

2013
Crossing into the Cinematic: Printmakers Embrace Video and Animation, session chair and panelist, Impact8 International Printmaking Conference, University of Dundee, Dundee Scotland, August 31, 2013.

Artist Residencies, Pursuing a Life in the Arts, session moderator, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg Tennessee, April 13, 2013.

2012
Laser Cut Woodblock, demonstration, Midwest Matrix Symposium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, November 2, 2012.

2011
Silver, Salt, Screen, workshop Instructor, College Book Arts Association Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, January 16, 2011.

2009
Salt and Silver with Dan Estabrook, Studio Assistant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. (photography)