Lindy Lee’s practice explores her ancestry through the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism, characterised by an awareness of humanity’s close relationship to nature and the universe. Employing ideas of chance and spontaneity, she creates imagery that emanates philosophical reflections on nature and life. Rather than singular visual statements, Lee’s artworks are thoughtful objects that evoke the elements and where meaning emerges from sustained meditation. Conceptually concerned with the ancient universe, we are repeatedly offered ‘a grander vision of existence where the bonds of time are loosened and we are for a moment free’.
Select solo exhibitions and commissions: Moon in a Dew Drop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2020; The Garden of Cloud and Stone, in collaboration with Jane Irwin Landscape Architects and Hill Thalis Architecture, Clover Moore, Chinatown Public Domain, Sydney, 2018; The Seamless Tomb, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2017; The Tyranny and Liberation of Distance, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; Lindy Lee: The Dark of Absolute Freedom, UQ Art Museum, Queensland, 2014; The Avoca Chinese Garden, Avoca, 2014; One Billion Worlds, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 2012; Mystical Realism: A Record of Things Experienced, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Flowers Fall, 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong, 2010; Tales of Moonlight and Fire, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2008; Birth and Death, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, 2007; Cycles through a Chinese Landscape, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, 2006.
Select group exhibitions: Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2020; Infinite conversations: Asian-Australia Artistic Exchange, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2018; TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, 2018; Divided Worlds: Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2018; Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2017; Beyond Words: Calligraphic Traditions of Asia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2016-17; Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012; Return to Sender, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, 2012; painting (as one), Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2010.Artist's CV (PDF)