David Michael Lee

David Michael Lee
Shape in Space I
Acrylic on hemp over panel, 2015
23 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $2,600
Starting bid: $1,300

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Artist, curator, and instructor David Michael Lee was born and raised in Orange County. He earned his BA from Columbia College in Chicago and his MFA from Cal State Fullerton, where he was an artist in residence at the Grand Central Art Center. Lee worked as a studio assistant to Tony DeLap, after which he went on to teach at Coastline Community College in Newport Beach and at Chapman University. He is currently the director of Coastline Art Gallery.

Shape in Space I is from a series of paintings called WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WILL BE AMAZING. “Blues and reds are my favorite,” states Lee. “Mixed correctly, there can be wonderful harmony, vibrating in your peripheral vision. The painting will not whisper but rather yell at you to look its way.”

Selected collections
Orange County Museum of Art
Chapman University
Columbia College, Chicago

Selected exhibitions
OsCene II, Laguna Art Museum
The Enthusiastic Eye, Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA
Painting on Edge, Autonomie, Los Angeles

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