Born 1974, London (GB). Lives and works in New York City, New York (US)
Paul Lee works in sculpture, collage, and video to created assembled works from mundane and domestic objects. Over the course of his career, Lee has crafted a meticulous visual language that includes objects such as tambourines, lightbulbs, and empty soda cans. Reinterpreted and reassembled, Lee pays homage to these objects’ original function, presenting them in forms that conjure bodily connections between object and user.
Lee received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Winchester School of Art, Winchester in 1997. His work has been included in the group exhibitions Home Improvements, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (2017); UIA: Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2013); Flaca, Portikus, Frankfurt (2011) and Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011). Solo exhibitions include Pestle, Michael Lett, Auckland (2017); On The Beach In The Dark, Untilthen Gallery, Paris (2015) and Paul Lee, University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2015).