Catherine Lee

American, b. 1950

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Catherine Lee

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American, b. 1950

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Catherine Lee’s abstract paintings and sculptures embody the tension between the flat landscape of Texas, where she grew up, and the verticality of New York, where she has worked since the 1970s. Reflecting a postminimalist attention to material, process, and form, her works contrast modernist grids with varying tactile surfaces such as glazed ceramic, painted metals, and textured oil paint. Lee is skilled at exploring the implications and histories of her materials, as in her copper-clad sculptures, whose fragments fit together like a geometric puzzle or tectonic plates.

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Biography

Catherine Lee’s abstract paintings and sculptures embody the tension between the flat landscape of Texas, where she grew up, and the verticality of New York, where she has worked since the 1970s. Reflecting a postminimalist attention to material, process, and form, her works contrast modernist grids with varying tactile surfaces such as glazed ceramic, painted metals, and textured oil paint. Lee is skilled at exploring the implications and histories of her materials, as in her copper-clad sculptures, whose fragments fit together like a geometric puzzle or tectonic plates.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine