|Name|| Dr Lindy Lee
|Current Role(s)|| Senior Lecturer
Lindy Lee is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, with a career spanning three decades in Australia and internationally. Born in Brisbane, Lee’s works from the 1980s began an ongoing investigation into issues of selfhood, identity and authenticity via concepts of the copy and the original. Lee studied at The Chelsea School of Art, London in 1979–80, at SCA from 1981 to 1984 and later at UNSW. In 2001, a monograph on her work by Benjamin Gennochio and Melissa Chiu was published by Fine Arts Press and Craftsman House, Sydney. In 2008 Lee was the subject of an ABC TV documentary for the 'Artists at Work' series.
Solo exhibitions include: 'Flowers Fall', 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong; 'Birth & Death', Artspace, Sydney; 'Narrow Road to the Interior', Atrium Space, MITA, Australian High Commission, Singapore; 'No Up, No Down, I am the Ten Thousand Things', AGNSW, Sydney.
Group exhibitions include: 'Post Eden', Today Art Museum, Beijing 2010; 'Process/Journey', Australian Embasssy, Redgate Gallery, Beijing 2008; 'OPEN07', Venice, Italy 2007; 'Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2005: Image & Imagination', Montréal, Quebec, Canada 2005; 'Buddha: Radiant Awakening', AGBSW, Sydney 2002; 'Three Views of Emptiness: Buddhism and the art of Tim Johnson', Lindy Lee and Peter Tyndall, Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria 2001; 'Spirit + Place', MCA, Sydney 1997; and 'Photography is Dead, Long Live Photography', MCA, Sydney.
Lindy Lee has always been preoccupied with the nature of self in the world – all related to being a divided self: Chinese and Australian, mostly feeling neither ‘this’ nor 'that’ but both. Lee's Zen Buddhist practice provides a frame of reference and spiritual discipline for this exploration.
Lately Lee has been exploring images of the Chinese dragon and of fire, which is the embodiment of cosmic and elemental forces at play, forces beyond the realm of human intervention and yet completely material to human existence. In her latest works she uses fire to invoke something direct and elemental about existence – that the laws are the fabric to what we are.
Flowers Fall, 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong, 2010
Process/Journey, Australian Embassy, Redgate Gallery, Beijing, 2007
Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 2005
Open 07, Parallel event for Venice Film Festival, Venice, 2007
Buddha: Radiant Awakening, AGNSW, Sydney, 2002
Smart State, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown, 2007
One Square Mile: Brisbane Boundaries, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, 2003
Three Views of Emptiness: Buddhism and the art of Tim Johnson (Lindy and Peter Tyndall), Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, Victoria, 2001
Spirit + Place, MCA, Sydney, 1997
Photography is Dead, Long Live Photography, MCA, Sydney, 1996
Barbara Doran, PhD
Fae Esen, PhD, ‘Globalism and visual arts in Turkey’
Alvaro Valenzuela, PhD, ‘ 'Self' in self-portraiture’
Kasane Low, MFA, ‘Being and becoming’
Stephanie Quirk, MFA, 'Colour'
Elise Petith MFA, ‘The in-expressibility of pain’
Eric Willacy ,MFA,' Painting memory'
Tianli Zu, MFA, ‘On being an in-betweener’
Asialink Visual Arts Committee, Committee member
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