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ARTIST STATEMENT

Intuition, as a form of knowledge, shapes our our life experiences and social contracts. I am interested in intuition, how we use, value, and distribute it in comparison to rational knowledge. When active, intuition can disrupt traditional modes of thought. My work is a profane illumination of intuition, of that which intelligence fails to grasp.

The moments, spaces and objects I depict are a collection of my own intuitive knowledge: moments of play, service, reverence of nature, nurturing etc. They are a collection of the ephemeral made repeatable and durable through pictorial multiplicity, repetition of form, image, and looping.

I have assimilated mechanical reproduction and digital media not as industrialization but an intuitive mediated mark. I expand historic forms and concepts of book structures, transference of knowledge through print media, and the alchemy of photography into contemporary works.


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 assistant professor and area head of printmaking for Utah State University, Lee spent three years working mainly from a studio in Cortona, Italy while 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

Exhibitions

Clara Hatton Gallery
Sympoiesis: Printmaking in the Expanded Field
Fort Collins, CO, United States
February 3 – March 9, 2020

Alice Gallery 
ADMIST
With Kathy Puzey and Holland Larsen 
Salt Lake City, UT
September 13 – November 1

Tippetts Gallery
Accretion of Knowledge: Wayfinding
Logan, UT
October 7 - November 1

Tippetts and Eccles Gallery
USU Faculty Show
Logan, UT
November 7 - December 1

University of Utah Library
Utah Printmakers
Salt Lake City, UT
October 1 - November 1

Rio Gallery
Utah Arts & Museums - Statewide Annual '19: Mixed Media & Works on Paper
Salt Lake City, UT
November 15 - December 15

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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

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