Interrogating notions of momentum, suspension and agency, Lee orchestrates environments involving quasi-functional objects and pedestrian gestures that disrupt the way specific sites, rules and constructs interact with broader social protocols.
Katie Lee’s work has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne); Newcall Gallery (Auckland, New Zealand); Die Ecke Contemporary (Santiago, Chile); Nha San (Hanoi, Vietnam); Ryllega Gallery (Hanoi, Vietnam); Shepparton Art Museum (Shepparton); Anna Pappas Gallery (Melbourne); Sutton Gallery (Melbourne); Alaska Projects (Sydney); Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne); Abbotsford Convent (Melbourne); Incinerator Gallery (Melbourne); Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne); Utopian Slumps (Melbourne); First Draft (Sydney); School House Studios (Melbourne); Margaret Lawrence Gallery (Melbourne); Conical Inc. (Melbourne); as part of Dance Massive at Artshouse (Melbourne) and in Federation Square as part of the 2008 Next Wave Festival (Melbourne), among others.
Lee completed a BA in Fine Art at the University of Tasmania. She has an Honours degree in sculpture form RMIT University, an MA from RMIT and is currently a PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Katie Lee has collaborated with dance artist Belle Frahn-Starkie on the choreography of actions and objects.
Belle Frahn-Starkie’s contemporary dance practice focuses on the idea of the body as a shifting material. She often collaborates with visual artists to explore shared vocabularies such as humour, colour, perspective, the body, improvisation and intuition.
Image: Katie Lee, creative development, documentation, Magdalen Laundries, 2019. Photograph: Anne Moffat.