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 member of the King’s Courtyard Artist Collective and exhibits her work at their gallery at 124 East King Street, York. She has also been a featured artist at i-ronic, Small Star Art House, York Blue Moon, Gallery @227, 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. She has participated in group and juried exhibitions at the York Art Association, Creative York, The Maryland Federation of Art, and more.
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.
“Living with a mental illness and raising a son on the autism spectrum, much of my more personal and serious work expresses these challenges and raw emotions. I work intuitively to create an abstract visual language rich with mark-making, symbolic use of color, and infusing the work with intention.”