En Route Artist Talk: JJ Lee in Halifax, NS on July 14

JJ Lee artist talk in Halifax


Art Bar + Projects
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6pm

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to present an artist talk by visiting artist JJ Lee, in collaboration with Anna Leonowens Art Gallery Art Bar + Projects. Through mixed media paintings and drawings, Lee explores the space between states of being, cultures, histories, identities, representation and abstraction as a result of contemporary global life. Taking place Friday, June 14 at 6pm at the Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax, NS, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series.

JJ Lee, Phoenix, oil on canvas, 4’ x 5’, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

 JJ Lee’s work explores the intersection of Chinese and Canadian cultures by appropriating images from a variety of sources. Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Lee received her BFA from NSCAD in 1992. After living in Vancouver and exhibiting in Vancouver and across Canada, Lee pursued her MFA from York University, Toronto (1999).  Lee has been featured in The Globe and Mail and ELLE Canada. She is the recipient of several awards, such as from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, RBC New Canadian Painting Competition and the Asian Canadian Artists Fund for Visual Arts. Her work is in the collection of both private and public institutions such as RBC, York University and the Canada Council Art Bank. She is represented in the Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters. She is Assistant Professor, Contemporary Issues of Representation in the Faculty of Art Drawing and Painting program at OCAD University in Toronto.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with art galleries across the province to facilitate an exchange of national and international artists. The En Route Artist Talk Series aims to enhance existing programming and broaden contemporary art conversations.


For more information about this artist talk, the En Route Artist Talk Series, or Visual Arts Nova Scotia, please contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
902-423-4694 | 1-866-225-8267
vans@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca