Eric Jiaju Lee
Eric Jiaju Lee earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at Hunter College in New York City where he has been residing for over the past decade. He exhibits regularly and many of his works belong to private and corporate collections internationally. He is currently an Artist In Residence with the Newark Museum. An avid musician and rock climber, Mr. Lee draws directly from his experiences as a performer in another artistic discipline, as well as through his personal interaction with nature. He is presently an adjunct professor of fine arts and is a guest lecturer at museums and institutions in the greater New York area.
1999 M.F.A. Painting Hunter College
1996 B.A. Studio Art City College of New York (summa cum laude)
AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES
2004 - Present Newark Museum Artist In Residence
2002 AT&T and Chinese American Arts Council Achievement Award
1996 James R. Steers Prize in Art, City College of New York
1996 College Art Association Protégé Travel Grant
1995 Therese Ralston McCabe Connor Award, City College of New York
1995 Fitzgerald Bynoe Scholarship, City College of New York
1995 Dean’s Prize in Art, City College of New York
2004 Inscapes, Domo Gallery, Summit, NJ
2002 Suchness, Gallery 456, New York, NY
2002 Eric Jiaju Lee, SHMLRC Visual Arts Gallery, County College Of Morris, Randolph, NJ
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2004 First Look, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2004 Cell: A Mobile Exhibition, RIDER Project, Brooklyn, NY
2004 By the Skin Of Our Teeth, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn,NY
2003 Autumn Exhibition, The Old Fire Station, Chelmsford, UK
2003 Perdurabo Artists, Russell Sheridan Gallery, London, UK
2003 Peace Works, The Times Square Lobby Gallery, NYC
2003 Art Happens, The Times Square Lobby Gallery, NYC
2003 Nurturing the New, NURTUREart Gallery, NYC
2002 From Chinatown With Love, Cork Gallery, NYC
2002 Now and Next, Gallery 8, NYC
2002 Raw Desire, Coralee Lynn Rose Studio, NYC
2001 Indivisible, SHMLRC Visual Arts Gallery, County College Of Morris, Randolph, NJ
1999 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, NYC
2004 Dan Bischoff, “Emerging Artists and Temporary Gallery Space Get First Look,” The Star Ledger, September 19, 2004, section four page 3.
2004 Stephanie Alberico, “Rider Project 2004 presents ‘CELL’, A Mobile Exhibition,” New York Cool.com, October, 2004, Arts section.
2004 Xiaoqing Rong, “Poetry, Painting, Music: Eric Jiaju Lee’s Search for the Essential,” Sing Tao Daily, April 5, 2004, B2.
2004 Mary Lin Liu, “Epiphanies of the Inner Landscape,” World Journal, March 11, 2004, B2.
2003 The Affordable Art Fair Autumn Collection Catalogue, cover, London, UK.
2003 Television Interview, Asian America, WNYE-TV (PBS), aired June 15, 2003.
2002 Audrey Mo, “Our Men in New York,” GQ (Taiwan), No. 72, September, 2002, 212.
2002 Jack Wang, “Eric Jiaju Lee Merges Chinese and Western Art in Suchness,” World Journal, July 12, 2002, C7.
2002 Xiaoqing Rong, “Eric Jiaju Lee’s Suchness: Synthesizing the Culture and Philosophy of East and West,” Sing Tao Daily, July 12, 2002, B4.
2002 Tien Yi Shu, “Eric Jiaju Lee’s Solo Exhibition Merges East and West,” Ming Pao Daily News, July 12, 2002, A8.
2001 Atomicpetals.com, Winter, 2001.
2001 Always Bright II: Paintings By Chinese American Artists, Homa & Sekey Books, Dumont, NJ.
2001 - Present Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts and Art History, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ.
2004 - Present Adjunct Professor of Visual Arts, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ.
2002 – 2003 Artistic Director, Monolid magazine, NYC
2000 Art Teacher, Grade 6-8, New York City Board of Education, I.S. 187, New York, NY.
2004 The Hun School of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
2003 Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
2003 Asian American Arts Centre, NYC
2003 - Present Co-Founder, RIFF Theatre Company: Conceptual development, set design, videography, original music.
1999 Collaboration with Foundry Dance Company for “Park” Premiered July 20, 1999, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
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