About Michelle Jane Lee
Michelle Jane Lee spent her childhood in Seoul, Korea, lived and studied in Chicago (The School of The Art Institute of Chicago) and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Her art is an ecstatic exaltation of color, a powerful deconstruction of language, and a compelling performance of high-risk sincerity. It is minimalist in form yet muscular in content. There is a complexity, density; to put it simply, there is a lot of heart in the often times sparse drawings and paintings. Unapologetically emotional despite her minimalist aesthetic and conceptual methodology, she is dedicated to celebrating sensitivity and narrative while embracing a process-based approach towards abstraction.
In Lee's series of systematic paintings and installations, highly personal letters written by the artist are translated into idiosyncratic grids of colored squares and patterns. Utilizing a color alphabet developed by the artist, the narrative transforms into the abstract.