Las Vegas, b.1983

Austin Lee

Austin Lee (b. 1983 in Las Vegas Nevada, US; lives and works in New York, US.) received an MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art.

Lee is known for his playful, airbrushed acrylics. He merges abstraction and figuration, humor and pathos, in his exuberantly expressive and utterly contemporary paintings and sculptures. True to the age in which he works, his paintings begin as iPad sketches, and he has used a 3-D printer for some of his sculptures.

Austin looks at the world and transforms it into a highly-charged, visually and sensorily contemporary representation of itself, filled with insecurities and uncertainty, stop-and-go reality, enthusiasm and apathy.

Lee's most recent solo exhibitions include shows at Postmasters Gallery in New York, Carl Kostyal in...

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Biography

Austin Lee (b. 1983 in Las Vegas Nevada, US; lives and works in New York, US.) received an MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art.

Lee is known for his playful, airbrushed acrylics. He merges abstraction and figuration, humor and pathos, in his exuberantly expressive and utterly contemporary paintings and sculptures. True to the age in which he works, his paintings begin as iPad sketches, and he has used a 3-D printer for some of his sculptures.

Austin looks at the world and transforms it into a highly-charged, visually and sensorily contemporary representation of itself, filled with insecurities and uncertainty, stop-and-go reality, enthusiasm and apathy.

Lee's most recent solo exhibitions include shows at Postmasters Gallery in New York, Carl Kostyal in London and Stockholm, Kaleidoscope in Milan, New Gallery in Paris and BANK in Shanghai. His work has been written about in Artnews, Art in America, Artinfo, New York Magazine, Leap, Time Out New York and London, The NY Observer, Hyperallergic, Black Book, Dazed & Confused, Kaleidoscope Magazine, The Spectator, and Rhizome.

Artworks

9

Music, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / 3D Printing Art / Abstract and Figurative / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Blurring Genre Boundaries / Bright Colors / Canvas / Computer Art / Contemporary American Art / Energy/Vitality / Faux Naïf / Foam Sculpture / High Technology / Image Production/Reproduction/Transformation / Las Vegas / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media Sculpture / New York / Painting / Psychedelic Atmosphere / Sculpture / United States / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    compositions, Mine Project, Hong Kong

  • Feels Good, Jeffrey Deitch, New York

  • 2017

    Unquestionable Optimism, The Barn, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    compositions, Mine Project, Hong Kong

  • Feels Good, Jeffrey Deitch, New York

  • 2017

    Unquestionable Optimism, The Barn, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton

  • Heart of the Tin Man, M WOODS, Beijing

  • Nature, Castor Gallery, New York

  • Horses - A Group Exhibition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

  • 2016

    Grayscale, Postmasters Gallery, New York

  • 2015

  • Nothing Personal, Postmasters Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    AUSTIN LEE - OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, Postmasters Gallery, New York

  • Portrait in the Twenty-First Century, Postmasters Gallery, New York