Peter Anton
Charles Arnoldi
Francis Bacon
John Baldessari
Charles Bell
Peter Blake
Derek Boshier
Kevin Bourgeois
Patrick Boussignac
Otto Bruch
Peter Buchman
Daniel Buren
GuangBin Cai
Cake & Neave (The Little Artists)
Alexander Calder
Enrique Chagoya
Eric Chan
Wenling Chen
Jim Christensen
Ronnie Cutrone
Davis & Davis
Andy Diaz Hope
Steven Dryden
Marlene Dumas
Sofia Echeverri
Linda Frost
Stephen Giannetti
David Gremard Romero
Fernando Guevara
Keith Haring
Gottfried Helnwein
Damien Hirst
David Hockney
Paul Jenkins
Brian Jones
Wonkun Jun
Anish Kapoor
Adam Katseff
Jeff Kellar
Alexander Lee
Tamara de Lempicka
Chris Levine
Roy Lichtenstein
Tim Liddy
Kareem Lotfy
Charles Lutz
David Mach
Gabriel Mendoza
Norman Mooney
Malcolm Morley
Sarah Morris
Pard Morrison
Takashi Murakami
David Nadel
James Nares
Jimmy Ong
Richard Pettibone
Joey Piziali
Patrick Procktor
Sohan Qadri
Robert Rauschenberg
James Rosenquist
Thomas Ruff
Ed Ruscha
Ivan Sagito
Koeboe Sarawan
Francesco Scavullo
Richard Serra
Charles Sherman
Thad Simerly
Natthawut Singthong
Hunt Slonem
Justine Smith
Al Souza
Frank Stella
Renee Stout
Tim Sullivan
Sunday B Morning
MangZi Tian
Ignacio Uriarte
Andy Warhol
John Waters
Dong Wei
John Westmark
Kehinde Wiley
Donald Roller Wilson
Richard Winkler
Shaoxiang Wu
Russell Young

Alexander Lee

b. 1974 Stockton, CA
2000, BFA School of Visual Arts, NY
2002, MFA Columbia University, NY
2003, MPS New York University, NY
Lives and works in New York City and Tahiti, French Polynesia

Alexander Lee was born in Stockton, California, and grew up in Venus Point in Mahina, Tahiti. Lee earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York; his MFA from Columbia University, New York; and an MPS from New York University. He worked as Studio Manager to Matthew Barney, before gaining recognition for his own unique practice. He is now based in New York and Tahiti and has exhibited to critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States.

Lee’s trilogy, The Departure Of The Fish, titled after the creation myth of the island of Tahiti, premiered at Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles in 2006 and at Clementine Gallery, New York in 2007. His subsequent projects, Recitations From The Great Fish Changing Skies (2008), and Expanding-Eel-Devourer (2009) continued his interest in storytelling and the anthropic process. Te Tupapau Manava - The Tupapau Within (2010-2011) followed: a stage piece about the inner beasts at play in the creative process, taking as backdrop the French nuclear program in the Pacific. Lee holds the position of Guest Artist Lecturer at the Centre des Métiers d'Arts de Polynésie Française, where he conceived MANAVA: an exhibition of contemporary Polynesian art. The exhibition premiered at the Musée de Tahiti et des Îles in June 2013 and will travel to the Wuho Gallery (Woodbury University’s centre for experimental exhibitions and multi-disciplinary collaborations) in Los Angeles later this year.

This year, the artist was invited by the Art Production Fund to be a resident artist at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas� P3 Studios (January - February 2014). He responded with The Botanical Factory. In this performative piece participants became factory workers and made prints of breadfruit leaves using silicone moulds. Most recently, the artist was selected to take part in Feito Por Brasileiros / Made by Brazilians (9 September � 12 October 2014): an exhibition featuring 50 Brazilian artists and 50 international artists from outside Brazil. Showcased in the 19th Century landmark that is São Paulo’s Matarazzo Hospital, 100 artists took over 100,000 square feet of the building with installations, sculptures, performance and video. Creating a studio and participatory space, Lee developed The Botanical Factory further. His project was featured in Journal da Band (Brazil’s national newscast), and covered by Arte 1 (Brazil’s dedicated cultural channel). The exhibition was named by ARTnews, as one of the key installations in the exhibition.

Lee draws on his rich cultural heritage to examine individual and collective narratives in a multimedia practice that includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and performance. A storyteller, Lee amalgamates personal memory, popular culture and history into a rich symbolic visual language.

The Botanist explores cultural and ecological transformation through botanical motifs, the exhibition is an important new stop for Lee � it extends the trajectory of his practice and crucially connects the work to the artist’s Asian heritage. The Botanist premiers at Collectors Contemporary in 2014 and will bring the work of Alexander Lee to Singapore for the first time.
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