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.
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 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.
Mid-America Print Council Conference
Exploring Together: The Artists of Collaborative Books
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Oct. 5, 2018
and the remaining ashes are facts
Oct. 26 to Dec. 21, 2018
Power Washer Zine 6
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