Maggie Lee: Open Seminar
Maggie Lee. Image courtesy of The Vernacular. Photography by Patty Lu
Maggie Lee, Fufu’s Dreamhouse, Real Fine Arts, New York, April 2 – May 1, 2016. Images courtesy of Real Fine Arts, NY
Maggie Lee, Mommy TV Installation, 2016. Collection of the artist; courtesy Real Fine Arts, New York. Photo by Ron Amstutz
Lee is a storyteller. She incorporates icons of contemporary youth culture into her sculptures, installations and films to explore the transition between adolescence and adulthood. Though Lee’s work draws upon her personal experience, she tells a highly relatable story about the formative events in an American girl's life; the work provides viewers with glimpses into the hidden, complex process of growing up that resonate beyond the boundaries of her particular generation and demographic.
She will discuss her practice for the open seminar.
Maggie Lee is a Taiwanese-American artist based in New York. Since she was a teen growing up in Westfield, NJ, she has produced zines, shot photos for magazines, and made movies. Her work is a documentation and an archive of diaristic poetry using all mediums. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitey Museum of American Art, Real Fine Arts in Brooklyn, 356 Mission in Los Angeles, and Kunsthalle Zurich. Her solo show at Lomex, New York opens this spring.
Agency for Critical Inquiry
Maggie Lee: Open Seminar is part of the CCVA initiative Agency for Critical Inquiry, an open invitation to academic and Boston-area communities to connect with the Carpenter Center, forging a site for collective learning in the public realm.