Mike Lee

Mike Lee is a New York based artist who used the human form as a vehicle to express contemporary social attitudes and anxieties – feelings of isolation, hope, happiness and the mundane. Lee’s oil painted figures take on the qualities of GCI rendering; removed from detail and distilled down to their most basic shapes, they live in an undefined space, floating as if cut off from the outside world. Removing his subjects most recognizable features and reducing them down the basic human form allows Lee to produce works that are universally relatable.
Mike Lee (b. 1983, Placentia, CA) received his BFA in 2006 from Otis College of Art and Design. Lee’s work has been exhibited in galleries across Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo including exhibitions at Over the Influence Gallery (Hong Kong), Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles), the Honolulu Museum of Art (Hawaii), and the Vincent Price Art Museum (Los Angeles). He currently lives and works in Port Chester, New York.