Artist Bio & Statement
Pamela Lee is a project-based artist and writer living and working just outside Philadelphia in Penn Valley PA. She earned a BFA in Fine Art from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2001 and an MFA in Jewelry/Metals/CAD/CAM from Tyler School of Art in 2006.
“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
I often make work on an intimate scale, wishing to draw my viewers into my delicate ecosystem of words, colors, and invented microorganisms. I am drawn to the invisible and vast spaces between the micro and the macro, from a single-celled organism to a faraway planet— imagining what network might connect them. I am interested in abstraction as a reflection of human diversity and way to show each of us our individual ways of seeing. I enjoy treating spaces in-between like a puzzle seeking relationships and connections that span vast distances of visual and philosophical space, and inventing visual objects that can coexist in both a micro and macrocosmic scale. I am repulsed by the confines of rectangles and am always seeking ways to avoid them.