Water soluble crayon and Acryla gouache on paper
18 x 12 in
"Marta Lee's hybrid paintings and constructions bridge the gap between art and life, text and image, self and other, superficial divides that she pastes over with palpable touches of muted acrylics and papery skeins of black and white photo transfers. Lee offsets these purely visual elements by incorporating things she habitually borrows from the world. She weaves together these disparate media into resonant yet incomplete wholes, sites where memory and matter intermesh, not unlike those very textiles that are often the subjects of her paintings.
Lee’s tenderness and emotion are revealed in the way she lives with and through objects, all of which—in their unpredictable diversity and idiosyncrasy—touchingly index her feelings and relationships with both people and place."
– Excerpt from catalog essay by Gilles Heno-Coe
Marta Lee (b. Moscow, ID) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. She has participated in several residencies including Fire Island Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Hercules Art Studio Program, and most recently, the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. Lee has exhibited nationally and internationally in Chicago, LA, Austin, New York, London, and Shenzhen. She also works collaboratively with Anika Steppe under the moniker Frances Brady.