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    Lee Harper

    LH Percipience #2

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    Lee Harper

    LH Percipience #1

Artist Biography

 

 

Lee Harper

 

Artist Statement 2024

Sometimes, we know what not we do. Our perceptive mechanism can deliver creative outcomes which can demonstrate connectiveness, doubt and joy amongst others. Colour brings joy, space brings doubt and the line, connectiveness. In these works, exists an unknown, a silent insight which can enable the ability to see and understand things clearly.

 

Biography

Lee Harper BCA (Hons.), Dip Art, Craft & Design Lee Harper is a contemporary arts practitioner living and working in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Lee defines her practice as multi-disciplinary – sculpture, cloth, installation, and performance. Lee provokes matters which speak to the human condition and express narratives, based on the everyday business of living a life.

 

Lee’s fondness for ‘narrative and cloth’ has developed into a conscious component of her practice. These complex cloths act as archives for contemporary and personal narratives which blend the contemporaneous of art and craft. She is particularity interested in ‘distance, space and separation’, with her latest works focusing on an inability as a migrant to ‘reminisce’ in a place which presents as the ‘unknown’.

 

Originally from Tasmania, Lee completed a Contemporary Art Honors degree (1st Class) from the University of Tasmania as well as a Diploma of Art, Crafts and Design. Lee has held solo shows in Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney as well as Hobart and Launceston. Her works have been included in group show in Christchurch and Tasmania. She is a two-time finalist in New Zealand’s ‘Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Fibre Art Awards’ and three-time finalist in The Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards.

 

Statement 2023

Lee defines her practice as multi-disciplinary – sculpture, cloth, installation and performance. Lee provokes matters which speak to the human condition and express narratives, based on the everyday business of living a life. She tells us about ourselves, be it in death or life or the daily quagmire of what surrounds us. Lee’s fondness for ‘narrative and cloth’ has developed into a conscious component of her practice. These complex cloths act as archives for contemporary and personal narratives which blend the contemporaneous of art and craft. She is particularity interested in ‘distance, place, space and separation’, with her latest works focusing on an inability as a migrant to ‘reminisce’ in a place which presents as the ‘unknown’.

Artist Exhibitions

  • 08th May 2024 - 25th May 2024: Art Associates Aotearoa

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  • 03rd May 2023 - 20th May 2023: Art Associates Aotearoa – Lyrical

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