Katie Lee


Katie Lee
born Tasmania, 1976
Lives and works, Melbourne, Australia.


2019  PhD Victorian College of the Arts
 – Master of Art, RMIT University, Victoria
2004 – Honours- Sculpture (First Class) RMIT University, Victoria
2001 – Post Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education, Charles Sturt University, NSW
1999 – Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Tasmania, Tasmania

Selected Exhibitions

Now Pieces, curated by About Now, Dancehouse, VIC, Australia. 

Subliminal, Ig Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria
No Single Thing, The Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VIC., Australia.
Set Elements, in Temporal Proximities curated by Kelli Alred, The Abbotsford Convent, VIC., Australia.

Tool Things, Daine Singer, Victoria, Australia.
Cross-Section, Abbotsford Convent Grounds, Abbotsford Convent, Victoria, Australia.
Lessons in Science, in The Second LAST Show, curated by the LAST Collective, Victoria, Australia

Working/Drawings, Long Division Gallery, School House Studios, Collingwood, VIC
Middling’, in The Collective, curated by Jo Sicluna, The Other Side, Melbourne, VIC

The Possibility of Performance (with Shelley Lasica) in The Object as Score, curated by Nathan Gray, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Orange in Cooperation with Chair (Extended) with Andrew Sainsbury, in  The Material Turn, curated by Rebecca Coates, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Death Life, curated by Sebastian Goldspink, Anna Pappas Gallery, Prahran, VIC
Dreaming of a Technological Future, in Assembly: Contemporary Ceramics curated by Kay Abude, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Inclinations, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Stations (a development project with Jason Maling), Cragieburn Gallery, Cragieburn, VIC

On the Inside, On the Outside, On the Other Side, The Other Side, Melbourne, VIC
Prepare to Stop, Alaska Projects, Kings Cross, NSW
We will never be still, in Action/Response, Dance Massive, curated by Hannah Matthews, North Melbourne, Victoria
Santiago Breathing, night projection window, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy VIC
Collected Objects, Varied Materials, In ‘Occasional Miracles’ curated by Elise Routledge, Sheparton Art Museum, Sheparton, Victoria

All Who Occupy This Great Space, collaboration with David Chesworth, West Space
It’s not me, it’s you, NEW12, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank,Victoria, curated by Jeff Khan
Still Movement, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy, Victoria

A Condition of Change, curated by Meredith Turnbull, Exhibited at Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, Australia
Relay, curated by Tamsin Green, exhibited at First Draft Gallery
Building a Scaffold for Democracy, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Degraves Street Subway, Melbourne, Australia

Risk/Potential, curated by Meredith Turnbull, exhibited at Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile
Anthropological Bricolage: Katie Lee and Kate Smith,  A Conversation Between Rebecca Coates and Melissa Loughnan, curated by Melissa Loughnan and Rebecca Coates. Exhibited at Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Australia.
Non Negotiable, curated by Katie Lee, exhibited at Project Space, Melbourne, Australia
3Square, curated by Adrien Allen, mentored by Katie Lee and Bridie Lunney, exhibited at Conical Inc., Melbourne, Victoria
Opening Lines, curated by Emily Cormack, exhibited at Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
Hell’s Bottom Draw, curated by Jess Johnson, Susan Jacobs, Katherine Hattam, exhibited at Hells Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Drawing Boundaries, Walking Lines (solo), School of Art, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
Broken Fall I, curated by Jan Bryant, exhibited at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ
Broken Fall II, curated by Jan Bryant, exhibited at Newcall Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Findings, curated by Associate Professor Lesley Duxbury and Lisa Byrne, exhibited at School of Art Gallery, RMIT
Guidelines, collaborative performance work with Jason Maling, David Simpkin and Harriet Turnbull, curated by Next Wave Festival, Exhibited at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

Intersection II (with Dean Linguey), Conical Inc., Melbourne, Australia
Intersection I, Ryllega Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

Siemans RMIT Scholarship, Storey Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Surface <>Volume (solo), First Site, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Hang (solo), Conical Inc, Melbourne, Australia
Section (solo), Westspace, Melbourne, Australia

Buildings and Dark Rooms (solo), Firestation Print Studio Inc., Melbourne, Australia

Construct (solo), Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam

Prizes, awards, commissions

Artist in Residence, Styrian Government Scholarship, Graz, Austria

Australia Council- Presentation New Work
Artist in Residence- Krems, Austria

Abbotsford Convent- Commissioned public work

Australian Postgraduate Award

Asialink- residency Jogjakarta, Indonesia
NAB Private Wealth Award- Finalist

Australia Council-Inter Arts
Gertrude Contemporary Art Exchange- Singapore

Australia Council- New Work
Besen’s Award, Gertrude Contemporary

Arts Victoria- Arts Development – Creation
Maddox Contemporary Art Prize – finalist
Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Space Resident Artist

Arts Victoria – Presentation, Non Negotiable

Next Wave Commissioned Project- Findings
City of Yarra- Arts Development Grant

Asialink Artist Run Exchange – Vietnam

City of Victoria Park Art Prize

City of Victoria Park Art Prize

Academic Excellence (University of Tasmania)

Bibliography / review

2012 – Dan Rule, Immersive Sensory and Spatial Environments at NEW12, 22 March, Broadsheet,
Andrew Stephens, Bold new strokes, The Age, March 17
– Peter Hill, When Seeing is Deceiving, The Age, January 7
 –  Un Magazine 5.2 , collaboration with Jan Bryant and Nigel Smith.
2009 – Jan Bryant (2009), Broken Fall, (ed.) Sam Rountree-Williams, Matters 2, NewCall Publications, Auckland, pp.5–12
2007 – Katie Lee, Searching for Art Amongst the Ruins, RMIT Postgraduate Book
– Ross Moore, The Age, 21.12.07
2005 – Robert Nelson, The Age, 6.5.05 Metro p.8
2000 – Charles Waterhouse, The Mercury, 4.04.00, p.7
1999 –  Imprint, Winter 1999 p.23
– Micheal Denholm, Imprint, Spring, 1999
1998 –  Joerg Andersch, Gallery Watch, The Mercury, 6.04.98, p.28


Relevant employment

2020-                Lecturer, Art and Performance, Deakin University
2012- 2019       Lecturer, Sculpture and Spatial Practice, VCA,                                                        University of Melbourne.
2005-2019        Lecturer, Sculpture and Expanded Painting and Drawing,                                  RMIT University. 
2014                  Lecturer, Monash Collage.
2013-                 Board Member- West Space, Melbourne
2010-2012        Board Member- Gertrude Contemporary
2011                  Tutor, University of Melbourne, Urban Planning History
2006-2009        Program Manager, Conical Inc. (www.conical.org.au)
2009                  Tutor, Monash College- Art Theory