Title: Totem VII
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size: 114" x 52.5"
Eva lee received her BA in Fine Arts from Bard College, Annandale, New York where she studied painting with James Rosenquist and Lynda Benglis. She has also attended The City of London Polytechnic, England; the Empire Studio Program, Empire State College, New York; and The New York Academy of Fine Arts. Currently, Lee is working toward an MFA at Hunter College, CUNY, New York. Her artwork is about the search for human ancestry, both in the past and ongoing, as it relates to the transformation from a primal, mythical view of ourselves to a modern physical understanding. In the Totems series, she combines historical and cultural representations of ancestry, such as animals associated with tribal clan identity, with her own imaginings, inventions, and forms based on interlocking DNA, today's genomic identity icon.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Helix/Totem Works, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 1996; and Gestures, Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale, New York, 1987.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Odyssey: Work by Alumni/ae in the Visual Arts from the Class of 1987, Bard College, Annandale, New York, 1997; Technology and Spirituality, http://www.itp.tsoa.nyu.edu/~student/pincushion, 1996; Maximum Capacity, Arts Initiatives, New York, 1995; Beyond Bard: Works on Paper by Bard College Alumni/ae, The National Arts Club, New York, 1994; and 3 Foot and Under Show, MetroGallery, New York, 1992.