Adam Lee is an Australian artist working from his country studio at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges just outside of Melbourne, Australia. His practice focuses on a re-interpretation of painting and drawing traditions and references a wide range of sources, incorporating biblical narratives, natural history, historical and colonial documentary photography, contemporary music and film, and varying literary sources. Employing new evaluations of landscape painting and old world portraiture Lee investigates humanity’s interface with the environment of the natural world and its relationship to ideas of a timeless zone of the divine.
Solo presentations of his work include ?Lament Asunder (All is Dark is Midnight to Me) at STATION, Melbourne, Of A Great And Mighty Shadow at Angell Gallery, Toronto (2016), A Long Obedience (2015) at BEERS London, Eden. Exile. Babel (2015) at Station, Melbourne, Into the Heart of the Sea and to the Roots of the Mountians (2013) and The World Travailing (2012) at Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne and And They Build for Themselves Kingdoms (2011), at Tristian Koenig, Melbourne.
His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including The Fantasy of Representation (2015) at BEERS London, I Heart Painting 2 (2015) at Angell Gallery, Toronto, and In the Dust of This Planet (2014) at Station, Melbourne. His work has also been shortlisted for a range of prizes including The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2015, 2013) Bendigo Art Gallery, The Geelong Contemporary Art Prize (2014), Geelong Gallery, The National Works on Paper Prize (2014) Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the Sir John Sulman Prize (2006 and 2010), Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Rick Amor Drawing Prize (2010), Art Gallery of Ballarat, Westpac Redlands Art Prize (2010), the RBS Emerging Artist Award (2011) and The Churchie Emerging Artist Award (2011 and 2012).
Adam is represented by STATION (Australia), Angell Gallery (Canada) and BEERS LONDON (United Kingdom).
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