Mindy Lee

I make autobiographical paintings exploring intimate family moments around motherhood, family, death, and a shifting sense of self. They often flicker between love and loss, play and conflict. I use these fluctuations to move from the familiar into something strange and more uncertain. Figures are loosely formed and fragmented, leaving them open and susceptible to change. I paint on silk for its ghost like and ephemeral qualities. They are stretched over an eclectic mix of small scale, reclaimed frames, which act as a familiar domestic prop upon which a tender and unnerving other world emerges.

Mindy Lee graduated from the RCA, MA Painting in 2004. She lives and works in London. Lee has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions at Portsmouth Art Space, (Portsmouth) Perimeter Space/ Griffin Gallery (London) and Jerwood Project Space (London), and in group shows at the China Academy of Arts (China), Freie International Akademie (Frankfurt), Galeria OFF Piotrkowska (Poland), Apt Gallery (London) Sluice Biennale (London), Folkestone Triennial Fringe (Folkestone) 54th Venice Biennale Fringe, (Italy), Danielle Arnaud Gallery (London) amongst many more.

Lee’s work is featured in the Contemporary British Drawing artist interviews (2021), the Journal of Contemporary Painting (2019), Assemblage Magazine (2019), Ghost Changing Room (2019), Fad Magazine (2016), On Innards, (2015), with articles in Garageland Magazine (2015, 2011, 2007).

Lee is the Head of Art and curator of the Blyth Gallery at the Blyth Music and Arts Centre, Imperial College, London.

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