Richard Lee – Biography

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I was born in Brisbane in 1970. I studied painting at the Canberra School of Art between 1989-93 during which time I also lived in Japan for one year. I have exhibited in numerous group exhibitions since 1993 and have also completed a number of commissions. My first Solo exhibition was in 2001 at Goya Gallery in Melbourne. In 2005 I held a solo exhibition at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space.  In the Australian Capital Territory I am represented by Beaver Galleries.

Study
1993 Bachelor of Arts (visual) Canberra School of Art, ANU
1995 Post Graduate Diploma in Education (art) University of Newcastle

Solo Exhibitions
2007 Beijing, Imagine Gallery, Outside of Centre
2005 Canberra Contemporary Art Space, The View From Cornucopia
2002 Melbourne, Goya Gallery, The Shadows of Angels

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 Shanghai Art Fair,
2007 Beijing, NY arts Space, Installation Mode
2006 Melbourne Art Fair
2006 Canberra, Beaver Gallery, Terrain
2005 Sydney, Mosman Regional Gallery, Westpac Redlands Art Prize
2005 Sydney, Soda Gallery, Small Paintings Prize
2005 Canberra, ANCA Gallery, Tsunami Appeal Exhibition
2005 Milton NSW, Bower House Gallery, The Tree in a Changing Light
2004 Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Members Only
2004 Canberra, Beaver Gallery, Christmas Exhibition
2004 Canberra, Belconnen Community Gallery, The Other Lives of Us
2002 Melbourne, Goya Gallery, Most Collectible Artists
1999 Canberra, Beaver Gallery, Locality
1998 Sydney, T.A.P Gallery, Stuffed Paper
1997 Canberra, Spiral Arm Gallery, Kingston ACT, Living With Art
1997 Canberra, The Street Theatre, Joint exhibition with Marion East
1996 Canberra, Gorman House Arts Centre, Contemporary Arts Festival
1994 Coffs Harbour NSW, Lake Russell Gallery, Postcards

Residencies
2006 Red Gate Gallery – Beijing
2006 Imagine Gallery – Beijing

Performance
2007 Songzhuang China, June Alliance Performance Festival. Performance of ‘Some Kind of Nature’

Reviews and Articles
Shanghai Daily Newspaper Arts supplement, 14 November 2007, page D3, Article.
Metrozine magazine, Beijing, February 2007, pages 19-20, Article
Canberra Times, June 2006, Review by Sonia Barron
Canberra Times, October 12, 2005, Review by Sasha Grishin
Inpress Magazine, Melbourne p78, issue 675, August 22, 2002, Review
Canberra Times, Panorama March 20, 1999, Review by Sonia Barron as part of group exhibition

Teaching
Assistant Teacher in painting Department, Canberra School of Art – Australian National University 2003
Teacher of Painting in CanberraSchool of Art Visual Art Access Program 2003 – 2006
Various community teaching positions from 1996

Commissions
Mural, The Choreographic Centre – hatchery, Gorman House Canberra 1997
Mural, TamworthBaseHospital, 2003
Portrait of Professor (ANU) Fred Gruen for Mr Sam Scott, Canberra 1998
Portrait of Professor Kam Hok Hoe for Mr Neil Phillips, Canberra 2003