Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My work celebrates the artist’s hand in our sterile, flat screen-obsessed world.
Jessica Lee is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania where she received her BA in Fine Art with a minor in art history. She is a former member of the King’s Courtyard Artist Collective and exhibited her work at their gallery at 124 East King Street, York until December of 2019. She has also been a featured artist at Small Star Art House, York Blue Moon and the York Art Association’s Sally Little Danyo Members’ Sales Gallery. Her abstract work has been exhibited at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, MD, and at the Art Science Gallery in Austin, Texas.
Lee focuses on textures, lines, shapes and what she refers to as “surface depth.” A sentiment that has held much personal meaning for her is in the Niche quote, “There are no beautiful surfaces without a great and terrible depth.” Using this as a metaphor for her own personal struggles and triumphs, Lee typically flattens the picture plane and creates instead a depth to her surfaces through translucent layers.
Recently, Lee has been including vintage illustrations in her mixed media creations. “They remind me fondly of childhood – and passionate story times with my mom!” – Jessica Lee