Singaporean contemporary artist Jane Lee blurs the line between the two and three-dimensional with her visually stunning tactile works. Her pieces aim to challenge the notion of what constitutes a painting by pushing the limits of the materials and techniques used in painting. Through the use of unconventional materials and innovative techniques, Lee highlights their processes, reconsidering painting’s significance and relevance for contemporary art practice. Often, her luscious sculptural works engage the surrounding architectural space it is in. At STPI, Lee moves away from abstraction and formal explorations of painting to discover print and paper, combining unconventional materials to produce dynamic installation works that fully immerse the viewer, as she considers themes of entrapment and freedom, taking on a figurative approach through new visual metaphors such as birds and nature.
Lee holds a BA in fine arts painting and a diploma in fashion from LASALLE College of the Arts. Her works have been shown in many exhibitions in the region and has won several awards, most recently the 2011 Celeste Prize in New York (Painting). She is also the first recipient of the Singapore International Residency Art Prize in 2007 and her largest work to date 'Raw Canvas', measuring 9.3m by 7.1m was showcased at Singapore Biennale 2008 and Collectors Stage at Singapore Art Museum in 2011. Her solo exhibitions include JANE LEE: 100 Faces, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore (2014); JANE LEE: SECRET GARDEN, Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo (2013); JANE LEE: BEYOND, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (2012); JANE LEE: PRELUDE A L'APRES MIDI D'UN FAUNE, Osage Soho, Hong Kong (2011). Recent selected group exhibitions include "Dear Painter", Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore (2015); "Frontiers Reimagined", Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice (2015); "Singapore Eye", Art Science Museum, Singapore (2015); "Modern Love", Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore (2014); "Medium at Large", Singapore Art Museum (2014); "Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia", SAM at 8Q (2012). Her work "Status" (2009) is part of the permanent collection in the Singapore Art Museum.