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Jennifer J. Lee

Jennifer J. Lee paints densely compact images with oil on jute in a quasi photo-realistic style. Her subjects, sourced from internet searches, sit at the intersection of recognizability and genericism. Lee has referred to her deep image searches as a metaphorical road trip for observational painting, with the artist moving forward into parts unknown. The rough jute she paints on has a diffusing quality; the surface forces Lee’s brush strokes to fizzle at the edges, creating a low-res quality that refers back to the digital nature of the source imagery. The resulting painted textures accumulate into images that obliquely refer to abstract painting movements such as Op Art, but ultimately relate to the artist’s own personal perspective.

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outside exhibition

Jennifer J. Lee in "La Mer imaginaire" at Fondation Carmignac

Jennifer J. Lee has work on view in "La Mer Imaginaire" a group exhibition curated by Chris Sharp at the Fondation Carmignac, France from May 20th to October 17, 2021.

Museum Exhibition

Jennifer J. Lee at the X Museum, Beijing

X Museum is pleased to present 'Particularities' from 5 September to 5 December, 2021. 'Particularities' is a group exhibition about contemporary, small-scale painting. At a time of increasing scale, expansion and general hypertrophy, this exhibition trains its gaze on painting practices that do the exact opposite. With work by Tom Allen, Lucas Arruda, Sophie Barber, Gareth Cadwallader, Fergus Feehily, Lewis Hammond, Brook Hsu, Jennifer J. Lee, Paulo Monteiro, Alexandra Noel, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Paul P., Santiago de Paoli, Elizabeth Peyton, Dana Powell, Eleanor Ray, Louise Sartor, Anna Schachinger, Hayley Tompkins, Yui Yaegash


Jennifer J. Lee
Planet Caravan, 2021

5.5 x 8.5 inch, 30 page, soft cover, full color catalog of Jennifer J. Lee's 2021 exhibition, Planet Caravan at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.

outside exhibition

Jennifer J. Lee in group show at Franz Kaka

Halcyon and On and On, a group show organized by Jennifer Carvalho at Franz Kaka includes a new painting by Jennifer J. Lee. The show is up through August 28, 2021.


Jennifer J. Lee

Rahel Aima writes about the work in Jennifer J. Lee's first show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.

outside exhibition

Jennifer J. Lee solo show at Chateau Shatto

Jennifer J. Lee has a solo show of new paintings, "Wallflowers" at Chateau Shatto in Los Angeles, CA.  The show runs from September 12- November 07, 2020.


Jennifer J. Lee and Joy Curtis

Joy Curtis and Jennifer J. Lee's solos shows at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery were listed in the February 4, 2019 issue of The New Yorker