Adam Lee

Born 1979, Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works in Macedon Ranges, Victoria


1998-00  Bachelor of Arts Fine Art, (Painting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2001-02  Bachelor of Arts Fine Art (Honors), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2003-06  Masters by Research in Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2008-15  PhD Research project, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Solo Exhibitions

2019 My Thousand Sounds, BEERS, London

2019 STRATUM, STATION, Melbourne

2018 MONOLITH, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne 

2017 This Earthen Tent, BEERS London

2017 Lament Asunder (All is Dark is Midnight to Me), STATION, Melbourne

2016 Of A Great And Mighty Shadow, Angell Gallery, Toronto

2015 A Long Obedience, BEERS London

Eden. Exile. Babel, Station, Melbourne

2013  Into the Heart of the Seas and to the Roots of the Mountains, Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne

2012  The World, Travailing, Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne

2011  And They Built for Themselves Kingdoms, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne
For Signs, for Seasons and for Days and for Years, Motorworks Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School

2009  Peniel: Marking the Places Weve Been, Red Gallery, Melbourne

2006  The Big Issues: A Recent Study of Homelessness in Melbourne, The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2020 Paying it Forward: Recent Acquisitions to the University Collection, The Ian Potter Museum of Art

2019 Idol Worship, Lismore Regional Gallery

Arthur Guy Memorial painting Prize, Bendigo Art gallery

Sydney Contemporary, with STATION

Pleasure Plants, STATION Sydney

2018 Shantih, Shantih, Shantih, STATION, Melbourne

2017 75 Works on Paper, BEERS, London

2016 Sirens (I Heard Voices in the Night), Getrude Glasshouse

35 Works on paper, BEERS London

2015 The Fantasy of Representation, BEERS London

I Heart Painting 2, Angell gallery, Toronto

2014 In the Dust of This Planet, Station, Melbourne, 

2012 Contemporary Australian Drawing 2: Drawing as notation, Text and Discovery, University of the Arts, London

Art Stage Singapore (with Karen Black), Tristian Koenig, Singapore 

2011  Remnants in Documentation, General Store for Contemporary Art, Sydney 

2009  Off the Wall, Art Melbourne 09, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne 

2008  Secondary Sources (curated by Dr. Phil Edwards), RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

Curatorial Projects

2007  Bad Boys and Superheroes (Leo Cussen, Kelvin Heffernan, Timothy Williams and Tim Noble), Arts Project Australia, Melbourne


2019 The Arthur Guy Memorial painting Prize (Finalist), Bendigo Art gallery

2015 The Arthur Guy Memorial painting Prize (finalist), Bendigo Art Gallery

2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize (finalist), Geelong Gallery

National Works on Paper Prize (finalist), Mornington Peninsula Regional gallery

2013  The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (finalist), Bendigo Art Gallery

2012  The Churchie National Emerging Artist Award (finalist), Griffith University, Brisbane 

2011  The Churchie National Emerging Artist Award (awarded judges special commendation), Griffith University, Brisbane

2010  Redlands Westpac Art Prize (Nominated by Jon Cattapan), Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

Rick Amor Drawing Prize (finalist), Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat

Sir John Sulman Prize (finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 

2009  Off the Wall (selected artist), Art Melbourne 09, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne 2006Sir John Sulman Prize (finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Siemens Fine Art Scholarship (Postgraduate finalist), RMIT University 

2003  Siemens Fine Art Scholarship (Postgraduate winner), RMIT University J.N McNichol Prize (Nominated), RMIT University


The Melbourne Magazine, Issue no. 85, Nov 2011, p. 88 

Phil Brown, On the Beat: Up-and-coming artists present their take on life as we know it, Brisbane News, 3-9th August, 2011 

Dan Rule, VOTIVE, Perimeter Editions, 2017

Dan Rule, 2011, Adam Lee, Artist Profile Nov/Dec 2011, p. 52-55 

Dan Rule, In the Dust of This Planet (Around the Galleries), The Age, Nov 15th, 2014, Dan Rule, Into the Heart of the Seas and to the Roots of the Mountains (Around the Galleries), The Age, Nov 19th, 2011

Street Smart Art, The Melbourne Times, No. 22, June 7, 2006, p. 3 

Dan Rule, Adam Lee: The World Travailing, Kalimanrawlins catalogue, September, 2012

Kent Wilson, ?Reflecting on MONOLITH and its Networked Nature, ?MONOLITH catalogues 2018

Simon Wright, Commended: Adam Lee, The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Griffith University Press, Brisbane, 2011, p. 10-11


The Ian Potter Museum of Art


Joyce Nissan Collection

Acacia Collection

Private collections in Australia and overseas