Skip to Main Content

Margaret Lee

American, b. 1980

115 followers
Follow

Margaret Lee

American, b. 1980

115
Followers
Biography

Artist, curator, and dealer Margaret Lee is prolific among interconnected endeavors; she creates her own work, collaborates with other artists, and runs a New York City gallery space. Though thriving on constant collaboration with other artists, in her personal work Lee explores the idea of the readymade object, working by hand to create artwork that strays from mass-production. For example, in hand-painted replicas of potatoes, Lee individually cast the vegetables from single molds, thus preventing the creation of editions. She often assembles her objects in disparate pairs, such as a watermelon and a boot. Lee says her practice was greatly informed by Ed Ruscha's book Babycakes with Weights (1970), wherein he playfully juxtaposed an infant with succeeding pages of various cakes.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

Artist, curator, and dealer Margaret Lee is prolific among interconnected endeavors; she creates her own work, collaborates with other artists, and runs a New York City gallery space. Though thriving on constant collaboration with other artists, in her personal work Lee explores the idea of the readymade object, working by hand to create artwork that strays from mass-production. For example, in hand-painted replicas of potatoes, Lee individually cast the vegetables from single molds, thus preventing the creation of editions. She often assembles her objects in disparate pairs, such as a watermelon and a boot. Lee says her practice was greatly informed by Ed Ruscha's book Babycakes with Weights (1970), wherein he playfully juxtaposed an infant with succeeding pages of various cakes.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Margaret Lee
Meta Warhol: In Conversation with the Curators of “Eric’s Trip” at Lisa Cooley Gallery
Jul 18th, 2014
Meta Warhol: In Conversation with the Curators of “Eric’s Trip” at Lisa Cooley Gallery
Navigate right