Deanna Lee


Solo Exhibitions

Echo Lineation, Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

Deanna Lee, RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Recent Paintings and Drawings, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY

After (lightbox), site-specific installation, hallway project at PS122 Gallery, New York

Borrowed Views (The Wave Hill Paintings), Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

10,000 Offerings, Linda Kramer Award exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago

Points of Interest, Edward Williams College, Hackensack, NJ

Two-person and Three-person Exhibitions

Transformation, Blank Space Gallery, New York

Deanna Lee and Diane Banks, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

Group Exhibitions

Aqueous Fervor, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York
Art Connections, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Beasts & Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
AS/AP, AS Artists, Front Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Curate NYC Top 150, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Draw(n) Out, George Mason University Fine Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Represent Brooklyn 2013, The Rising Arts, Brooklyn, NY

From the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York
NURTUREart benefit (curated by Kianga Ellis, Charlotta Kotik, Lawrence Rinder, Herb Tam), New York
Anywhere But Here, Artsicle / Gallery Bar, New York
The Abstract Universe: Microcosm/Macrocosm, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

Year One, Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn
NURTUREart benefit (curated by Pamela Auchincloss, David Cohen, James Kalm, Gregory Volk), New York
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Transient Landscape, galleryELL, Governors Island, New York
Wanderlust, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn
The Emerging Landscape, Society Contemporary Art, New York
Expand and Conflate, General Electric corporate headquarters, Fairfield, CT
Brooklyn Takes on Alton! The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Ontario, Canada

Day Job, The Drawing Center, New York
galleryELL at The Loading Dock, Brooklyn
In Plain Site, ArtBridge, public art along 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Aves., New York
NURTUREart benefit (curated by Dan Cameron, Ceci Moss, Jane Panetta, and Krista
Saunders), ZieherSmith Gallery, New York
Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship exhibition, The National Academy, New York
North Brooklyn, The Renaissance Center of North Brooklyn
Idle Time/Busy Mind, NURTUREart, Brooklyn
I Heart Art, Work Gallery, benefit for The Wassaic Project, Brooklyn

NURTUREart benefit (curated by Yaelle Amir, Patrick Amsellem, David Humphrey, and
Joelle Jensen), Claire Oliver Gallery, New York

The Circular Exhibition, Hun Gallery, New York, and Gallery Ho, Seoul, Korea
Lower East Side Printshop benefit, New York

Asian American Arts Alliance gala benefit, New York

Trees of Knowing, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York
Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York

Art at Steepletop, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
Matzo Files viewing program, Artists Alliance, Inc., New York

Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, Galerie Lelong, New York
Recession 2003, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York

Asian Contemporary Art Week open studios, Brooklyn

I Wish I Thought of That: Performance Art History Repeats Itself, spareroom, Chicago

Photographic Imagination, Here Here Gallery, Cleveland, OH
ARTwork II, Art Institute of Chicago

Artomat / Artists in Cellophane art vending machines (

Altered Objects, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Accumulations, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
Pattern Obsession, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago
ARTwork, Art Institute of Chicago

Contemporary Abstraction Chicago, Klein Art Works, Chicago
Link: 22 Painters, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
Open Walls, Premier Exhibition, Pi Gallery, Chicago
Eclectic Visions: Working Artists Working, Gruen Galleries, Chicago

Just Good Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Young Americans of Asian Ancestry, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
FLAT, North and California, Chicago
Paintbrush Ball, Marwen Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Artist-Teacher Exhibition, Marwen Gallery, Chicago

New Talent II, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Investigations into the Physical and Metaphorical Hole, Gallery 2, Chicago

Winter Show, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

Public Art Projects

Perpetual Nature, NYC Department of Transportation commission, Queens
Groundswell, Myrtle Avenue Tree Guards, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Curb Patches, Publicly Creative, CEC ArtsLink, SoHo, New York

In Plain Site, ArtBridge, installation on 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Aves., New York

Private Commissions

2006, 2010, Two series of four seasonal paintings of dedicatory trees at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY


Studio Residency, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency, Ithaca, NY

Alternate Associate Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship, The National Academy

Catwalk Artist Residency, Catskill, NY

Asia Society travel grant to Vietnam and Cambodia

Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship, New York
Millay Colony for the Arts Residency, Austerlitz, NY
BRIC Media Fellowship, Brooklyn

Linda Kramer Fellowship Exhibition Award, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago

1996, 1998
CAAP Grants, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs


Conner, Jill. “Making Waves.” Arts and Entertainment, Examiner. February 18, 2012.
Teran, Dan. “Studio visit: Deanna Lee: Between the Lines,” Artsicle blog, March 29, 2012.
Stout, Richard. “So Different Yet So Much Alike: Lee and Banks at the Courthouse Gallery.” Lake George Mirror Magazine. September 26, 2011.
“Expand and Conflate,” curatorial statement, GE Cultural Fine Art Gallery, Picture That.
“Deanna Lee’s Paintings,” Design for Mankind blog, July 26, 2010.
Landi, Ann. “Where the Art Happens.” ARTNews. (June 2010): 76–83.
Versal magazine, vol. 8, May 2010.
The Circular Exhibition 2008, exhibition catalogue. New York: Hun Gallery, 2008.
“Art lovers find an open house.” Register Star . (August 2, 2004): A1-9.
“Landscape paintings in Wave Hill gallery.” Riverdale Review. (May 29, 2003): 17.
“Wave Hill wonder.” The Riverdale Press. (May 29, 2003).
Bulka, Michael. “Five shows to see now.” Newcity. (February 8, 2001): 31.
Brewer, Elea. “Awards.” Today’s Chicago Woman. (March 2001): 13.
Green, Frank. “From Here Here to Eternity.” Northern Ohio Live. (May 2000): 41–43.
The Plain Dealer. (June 24, 2000): Entertainment section (image).
Green, Frank. “Wretched Excess.” Cleveland Free Times. (November 24–30, 1999): 82.
Projector, Chicago. Issue 10 (June 1999): 6 (image).
Klein Art Works. Contemporary Abstraction Chicago (exhibition catalog). Chicago: Klein Art Works, 1998.
Echoes-Sentinel (Green Brook Edition). (August 27, 1997) (image).
Glatt, Cara. “Local exhibit shows Asian influence.” Hyde Park Herald. (October 16, 1996): 8.
Ink, art and literary supplement of F newsmagazine. (April 1995) (image).

Professional Development

Artists Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital, New York, NY, May 2012.
Publicly Creative workshop, CEC ArtsLink, New York, NY, May 2011.
Internet for Artists workshop, Creative Capital, New York, NY, February 2011.
Abbey Mural Workshop, The National Academy, New York, NY, July 2010.


M.F.A. Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

B.A. Studio Art and Art History, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Rome, Italy