acrylic on wood
4 x 6 inches
Deanna Lee was born in upstate New York to parents from China and Taiwan, and grew up in suburban Boston. After many years of classical music training, she received degrees in art from Oberlin College and the Art Institute of Chicago, and she studied at Tyler School of Art, in Rome.
In paintings, drawings, and site-specific installations, she interprets physical traces of growth and transformation in daily surroundings.
Venues that have exhibited her work include Robert Henry Contemporary, Wave Hill, PS122, and The Drawing Center. Her public art works include a 700-foot-long mural along Flushing Bay, commissioned by the NYC Department of Transportation.
She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Asia Society, the National Academy, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Millay Colony and at Saltonstall Foundation.