Chris Lee

Artist + Writer + Researcher
= Art Educator

Chris | Chia-Ling Lee’s research investigates patterns of socio-political and ecological connectedness in both the physical and virtual realms. Lee employs a range of social science research methods, including visual art-based and qualitative inquiries, to explore the relationship between beings, resources and the world through (sometime voyeuristic) observation and documentation.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Education in College Teaching of Visual Art

Columbia University, New York City, NY

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY​

Thesis | The Interface of Reflection

ARTIST

The Arctic Circle Residency Program, 2013
The High Arctic, Svalbard, International Waters and Territory
Support Grants | The Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, Taiwan

The Arctic Circle brings together international artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, and educators who collectively explore remote and fascinating destinations aboard a sailing vessel. The Arctic Circle takes place in the international territory of Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees from the North Pole.

Climate Action & Visual Culture, 2021
University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Climate Action and Visual Culture explores the inter-relationship of climate action and visual culture, brings together, introduces and reviews the work of 43 artists from all over the world through the mediums of text, photography, architecture, video, painting, animation, mixed media, and VR.
Aire de Taïwan, 2012
Centre d’ Art- Marnay Art Centre, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Support Grants | The Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, Taiwan
Aire de Taïwan examines the diversity of Taiwanese contemporary art.

WRITER | RESEARCHER

Contributor
ArtCo Monthly, Taipei, Taiwan |
Exhibition reviews with a focus on media and digital art
Artist interviews
Interior, Taipei, Taiwan |
Exhibition reviews and urban culture
Savagery and Civilization series
Repurposing Historical Buildings series

Select Writings |
Techniques of the Observer: An Interview with Jonathan Crary.” Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, July/Aug. 2008, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 76-82.

“Claude Closky’s Studio, a Time Capsule, an Interview with Claude Closky.” Interior, Apr. 2014, pp. 164-169.
“Bill Viola: The Journey of Being.” An essay along with an interview with Bill Viola. ArtCo Monthly, Dec. 2009, pp. 152-155.
“Socio-political Landscape in William Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection.” An essay along with an interview with William Kentridge. ArtCo Monthly, May 2010, pp. 146-149.
“Christian Boltanski’s No Man’s Land.” An essay along with an interview with Christian Boltanski. ArtCo Monthly, Aug. 2010, pp. 152-155.
Get Together in a Courtyard, OMA’s Axel Springer Campus” An essay along with an interview with Rem Koolhaas. Interior, Nov., 2020, pp. 146-153.
No Nature: Rem Koolhaas & Countryside?” Interior, Apr., 2020, pp. 150-157 “The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.” Interior, May. 2014, pp. 178-185.
“The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.” Interior, May. 2014, pp. 178-185.
Computers and the History of Art 2014 Conference
( CHArt 2014 )
UNDERGROUND, King’s College London Arts & Humanities Festival King’s College, London, UK
Conference | Conformity, Process and Deviation: Digital Arts as ‘Outsider’
October 18, 2014

Presentation | The Role of Digital Interactivity in the Creative Process of Early Web-based Art Works
Recipient of The Helene Roberts Bursary Award

CURATOR

Exhibition | Metro-Wonderland: Taiwanese Artists and Urban Morphology
LJMU Copperas Hill Building, Liverpool, UK
September 15–November 25, 2012

An Artist a Day..., 2020

Live online
June 18–September 13, 2020

During the pandemic-induced lockdown in 2020, An Artist a Day… was a live, online artist talk show for 15 minutes every day to connect artists around the world, including visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, performance artists, architects and designers who share their creative processes. The curated archive of Artist Days viewed on YouTube.
Freeform Series 2006–2007
The Big Apartment of NanJing East Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

Exhibitions | Nouveau Salon (Spring, 2007), Free Route (Winter 2006), Artist (Fall 2006), Under Construction (Summer 2006), Untitled (Spring 2006), Freeform in a Raining Day (Spring 2006)

 

Selected Press | LEE Wei-Jing. “Art Blooming in an Unoccupied Apartment: Free Curatorial Statements, Free Gallery Guides, direct Interactons with Viewers.” China Times [Taipei, Taiwan], 25 Apr. 2007.

ART EDUCATOR

College level teaching courses on both the undergraduate and graduate levels included studio and art theories.

Art and Art Education, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan