Adam Lee

Born 1979, Melbourne, Australia

Lives and works in Macedon Ranges, Victoria

 

 

Education

2015        Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2006        Masters by Research in Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2002        Bachelor of Arts Fine Art (Honors), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

                  Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Melbourne University

2000        Bachelor of Arts Fine Art, (Painting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023         Dry Bones, Crying Stones, STATION, Sydney

                  Wrestling Smoke, BEERS, London

2022        World Sick Hermit, STATION, Melbourne

2021        O Restless Earth, STATION, Sydney

2019        My Thousand Sounds, BEERS London, UK

                  STRATUM, (with Jon Cattapan), STATION, Melbourne

2018        MONOLITH, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne

2017        This Earthen Tent, BEERS London, UK

                  Votives, VOLTA NY with Angell Gallery, New York, USA

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

2016        Of A Great and Mighty Shadow, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2015        A Long Obedience, BEERS London, UK

                  Eden. Exile. Babel, STATION, Melbourne

2013        Into the Heart of the Sea 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

2009        Peniel: Marking the Places We’ve Been, Red Gallery, Melbourne

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

 

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibition

2024        Old Stories New Magic, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW  

2023         Melbourne Now, National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne

                 Dark is the night before day, STATION, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, TAS

2022        Holding the Circle, Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Victoria

2021        Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

                  Ten year show, STATION, Melbourne

                  Doors of perception, Visions, Auckland, New Zealand

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

                Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

2019        STRATUM (w Jon Cattapan), STATION, Melbourne

                  Pleasure Plants, STATION | Sydney

                  Sydney Contemporary w STATION, Carriageworks, Sydney

                  Idle Worship, Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2018        Shantih, Shantih, Shantih, STATION, Melbourne

2017        75 Works on Paper, BEERS London, UK

2016        Sirens (I Heard Voices In The Night), Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne

                  35 Works on Paper, BEERS London, UK

                  Angell Gallery’s 20 Year Anniversary, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2015        The Fantasy of Representation, BEERS London, UK

                  The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

                  I Heart Painting 2, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014        In the Dust of This Planet, STATION, Melbourne

                  The Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Victoria

National Works on Paper Prize exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

                  Ready Player One, STATION, Melbourne

2013        The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

2012        The Churchie National Emerging Artist Award, Griffith University, Brisbane

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

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

2011        Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

                  The Churchie National Emerging Artist Award, Griffith University, Brisbane

                  Remnants in Documentation, General Store for Contemporary Art, Sydney

2010        Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Art Gallery, Victoria

                  Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

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

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

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

                  Jesuswalks Art Initiative, World Youth Day, Domain Gardens, Sydney

2006        Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2004        Siemens Fine Art Traveling Scholarship, Storey Hall, RMIT, Melbourne

2003        Siemens Fine Art Traveling Scholarship, Storey Hall, RMIT, Melbourne

 

 

 

 

Awards, Scholarships, Residencies

2021        Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (finalist)

2019      Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (finalist)

2017        Stonehouse – Glasshouse Residency, Australian Cultural Fund, Chenaud, France

2015        Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (finalist)

2014        Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria (finalist)

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

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

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

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

2010        Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (finalist, nominated by Jon

                  Cattapan)

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

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

2009        Off the Wall, Art Melbourne 09, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne (selected artist)

2006        Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (finalist)

                  Siemens Fine Art Scholarship, RMIT University (Postgraduate finalist),

2003        Siemens Fine Art Scholarship, RMIT University (Postgraduate winner)

                  J.N McNichol Prize, RMIT University (nominated)

 

 

Collections

Artbank

Acacia Collection

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Bendigo Art Gallery

Joyce Nissan Collection

National Gallery of Victoria

University of Melbourne Art Collection

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Private collections in Australia and overseas

 

 

Publications

2024        Adam Lee: Ghost Smoke, 2011-2023    

2019        Adam Lee: Monolith, Stonehouse-Glasshouse, 2019

2018        Adam Lee: Votive, Perimeter Editions & STATION, Melbourne, 2017

 

 

Selected Bibliography

2023       David Hansen, New Adam, STATION, Sydney

2018       Dr. Kent Wilson (et. al), Adam Lee, Monolith. Stonehouse—Glasshouse Residency 2017, Stonehouse—Glasshouse, Melbourne, 2017.

Dan Rule (ed.), Adam Lee: Votive, Perimeter Editions, Melbourne, 2018

2017      Michaela Bear, ‘Adam Lee: This Earthen Tent,’ www.trebuchet-magazine.com, 7  September 2017

2015   Jack Willet, Eden. Exile. Babel, exhibition catalogue, STATION, March 2015

2014   Jane Albert, Critic’s Choice, Vogue Australia, March 2014, p162-166

            Dan Rule, In the Galleries, The Age, November 15th, 2014

            In Focus, Belle, November 2014

2013   Dan Rule, In the Galleries, The Age, December 14th, 2013

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

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

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

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

            Dan Rule, Around the Galleries, The Age, Nov 19th, 2011

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

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