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  • Education
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • Current Two Person Exhibition
  • Current Group Exhibition
  • Upcoming Solo Exhibition
  • Selected Solo
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • Selected Group
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • Selected Collections
  • Selected Publications
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • Selected Bibliography
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009

Austin Lee (b. 1983 in Las Vegas, US)

  • Lives and works in New York, US

Education

2013

  • MFA Painting, Yale School of Art, New Haven, US

2006

  • BFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, US

Current Two Person Exhibition

  • Austin Lee & Mark Thomas Gibson, Carl Kostyál Gallery, Stockholm, SE

Current Group Exhibition

  • The Shoo Sho, curated by Julie Curtiss, WINDOW, New York, US

Upcoming Solo Exhibition

  • Human Nature, curated by Victor Wang, M Woods Museum, Beijing, CN

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020

  • Aah, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2019

  • Paradise, Carl Kostyál in collaboration with KALEIDOSCOPE, Spazio Maiocchi, Milan, IT
  • Compositions, Mine Project, Hong Kong, CN
  • Feels Good, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York, US

2018

  • Constant Joy, Mosaic Art Foundation, Istanbul, TR
  • Tomato Can, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2017

  • Serious Works, Kaikai kiki, Tokyo, JP

2016

  • Light Paintings, BANK, Shanghai, CN
  • Anxiety, New Galerie, Paris, FR

2015

  • Nothing Personal, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US
  • NO FAIR, Isbrytaren, Stockholm, SW, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, SW
  • Me Art, Kaleideoscope, Milan, IT

2014

  • Mixed Feelings, Carl Kostyál, London, UK
  • OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

  • Nature Morte, The Hole, New York, US

2020

  • Good Pictures, curated by Austin Lee, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York, US
  • The Future, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, online
  • Friends and Friends of Friends - Artistic communities in the age of social media, Schlossmuseum Linz, Linz, AT
  • Collective Care: A House with Many Guests, M Woods Museum, Beijing, CN
  • Wild Metropolis, Powerlong Museum, curated by Xu Zhen and Lu Pingyuan, Shanghai, CN

2019

  • Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2018

  • Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York, US
  • Between the Clock and the Bed, curated by Jennifer Packer and Jackie Gendel, Memorial Hall Painting Department Gallery RISD, Providence, US

2017

  • The Second Self, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Unquestionable Optimism, The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, US
  • Horses, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
  • Summer Show, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, SW
  • Post Analog Painting II, The Hole NYC, New York, US
  • Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, US

2016

  • Grayscale, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US
  • Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA
  • For Pete’s Sake, Carl Kostyál - Stockholm, SW
  • Shifting Optics III, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • Greek Gotham, curated by Maria Brito, Dio Horia Art Gallery, Mykonos, GR

2015

  • Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism, M Woods, Beijing, CN
  • Thinking and Touching Time, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York, US

2014

  • Portrait in the Twenty First Century, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US
  • Appropriate Disruption, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, US
  • Early Man, The Hole, New York, US
  • If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it, curated by Peter Saul, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, FR
  • Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, US
  • Go With The Flow, The Hole, New York, US
  • Tossed, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, US
  • Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, US
  • If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it, curated by Peter Saul, Zurcher Studio, New York, US

2013

  • casting a wide net, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US
  • Bite of Time, Fading Memory LVL3, Chicago, US
  • Yes, But Less, curated by Daria Irincheeva, Apt. 16, Newark, US
  • Experiment, Studio Aperto Gallery, St. Petersberg, RU

2012

  • Deep Cuts, Curated by Wendy White & David Humphrey, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, US
  • The Virgins Show Part 2, curated by Marilyn Minter, Family Business, New York, US
  • Getting It, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY, US

2011

  • Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, US

2010

  • Kat Culchur, FLUXspace, Philadelphia, US
  • No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • The Science of Art, MCH Gallery, Frederick, US

2009

  • My Face in Your Space, Nexus, Philadelphia, US
  • Offerings, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, US

2008

  • Project Portal, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, US Superior Floor System, Exclamation Gallery, Philadelphia, US

Selected Collections

  • M WOODS, Beijing, CN
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE

Selected Publications

2019

  • Deitch, Jeffrey, Unrealism: New Figurative Painting, New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2019
  • Ascari, Alessio and Travaglini, Cristina, Austin Lee 2012–2019, London: Carl Kostyál and Milan: KALEIDOSCOPE 2019

2017

  • Karrer, Philippe (ed.) Austin Lee: Spheres, Basel: Spheres Publication 2017

Selected Bibliography

2021

  • Austin Lee, Many of Them Magazine, issue 8, June 2021
  • Austin Lee, The-Art-Form, Issue 5, April 2021

2020

  • Acha, Gabriela, Good Pictures: Austin Lee, KALEIDSCOPE, Issue 37, Fall-Winter 2020-21
  • Estiler, Keith, Austin Lee Crafts Whimsical New Artworks for “Aah” Exhibition, Hypebeast, September 16, 2020
  • Cohen, Alina, The 10 Best Booths at The Armory Show, Artsy, March 5, 2020

2019

  • Mercier, Clémentine, and Piette, Jérémy, Art Contemporain: Pense-Bête te de Foire, La Libération, October 18, 2019
  • Rieger, Birgit, Best-of Berlin Art Week: Unsere Ausstellungstipps für die Woche danach, Der Tagesspiegel, September 17, 2019
  • Indrisek, Scott, Austin Lee’s Feel-Good Art Is More Complicated Than It Seems, Garage, Issue 16, Spring/Summer 2019
  • Berman, Liddy, These Are the 7 New Galleries to Keep an Eye On at Art Basel, Architectural Digest, June 7, 2019
  • Heinrich, Will, Spring Gallery Guide: Soho, New York Times, April 26, 2019
  • Nechamkin, Sarah, Into: Austin Lee’s Uncynical Day-Glo Humanoids, Interview Magazine, March 28, 2019

2018

  • Smith, Robert, Four Knockout Group Shows To See, New York Times, October 19, 2018
  • Silveria, Paige, Austin Lee’s 3D Reality, Office Magazine, August 22, 2018
  • Jenal, David, Ständige Freude: Die erste Shau des Malers Austin Lee, Monopol Magazin, March 2018
  • Brown, Kate, Austin Lee Turns Donald Trump’s Drawing of the Empire State Building Into a
  • Symbol of the Unreality of Our Times—See It Here, Artnet News, January 30, 2018
  • Austin Lee Will Open A “Tomato Can” @ Peres Projects, Berlin, Juxtapoz, January 19, 2018
  • Top Art Shows in Berlin This Week: Austin Lee to Georg Baselitz to Marc Chagall, Blouin ArtINFO, January 18, 2018
  • Radley, Jack, Exhibition//Austin Lee’s “Tomato Can” at Peres Projects, Berlin Art Link, February 16, 2018
  • Austin Lee; Tomato Can, Interview, January 16, 2018
  • Austin Lee at Peres Projects, CURA Magazine, January 10, 2018

2017

  • Angelos, Ayla, Exploring physical and digital binaries with Austin Lee’s exuberantly animated paintings, It’s Nice That, July 14, 2017
  • Whittick, Olivia, Austin Lee, The Editorial Magazine, Issue 16, Spring 2017
  • Austin Lee makes “Serious Work” for Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Juxtapoz, March 1, 2017
  • New Ways of Seeing: Digital as Medium, episode 3, Tiffany & Co with New York Times, February 9, 2017

2016

  • Ogilivy, Flora Alexandra, Of El Greco and Emoticons: An Interview With Artist Austin Lee, Artnet News, December 28, 2016
  • Ogilivy, Flora Alexandra, An Interview with the Digitally-Inspired Artist Austin Lee in
  • Queens, New York, Artevista, October 21, 2016
  • McManus, Austin, Austin Lee: Soul Technology, Juxtapoz, January 26, 2016

2015

  • Meier, Allison, Scale, Sculpture, and Specificity Prevail at Miami Beach’s Untitled Fair, Hyperallergic, December 1, 2015
  • Exhibitions: the Lookout: Austin Lee, Art in America, November 18, 2015
  • Greenberger, Alex, File Conversion: Austin Lee Goes From Ipad to Canvas in a New Show at Postmasters, ARTnews, November 17, 2015
  • Indrisek, Scott, Austin Lee’s “Nothing Personal” Is Quite the Opposite, Blouin ArtInfo, October 28, 2015
  • Steadman, Ryan, 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before October 25, Observer, October 22, 2015
  • Austin Lee, Digital Transference, Visionary Artistry, April 13, 2015
  • Check out: Austin Lee, The Plog, April 8, 2015
  • Young, Stephanie, Austin Lee Strips Away And Finds The Core Of His Subjects, Beautiful/Decay, April 3, 2015
  • Consumer Reports: Austin Lee, ARTnews, March 25, 2015
  • Austin Lee. No Fair, We Find Wildness, March 20, 2015
  • Asman, Klara Andersson, No Fair: Austin Lee at Isbrytaren, Radar Magazine, March 14, 2015

2014

  • Russeth, Andrew, Eyegays, Estatic Painting, And A Glorious Mess: Andrew Russeth On The Year In, And Beyond, The Galleries, ARTnews, December 30, 2014
  • Leap 30, Leap, December 30, 2014
  • Saltz, Jerry, 4 Art Shows From 2014 That I Can’t Forget, Vulture, December 20, 2014
  • Saltz, Jerry, 3-Sentence Reviews: Franz West, Matt Hoyt, and More, Vulture, December 14, 2014
  • Chiaverina, John, Duck Yourself: On Ryan Travis Christian’s Very Democratic Group Show
  • About, Well, Ducks, ARTnews, November 4, 2014
  • Chopped & Screwed, Kaleidoscope, Issue 22, Fall 2014
  • Ratnam, Niru, Likes’: lacquered cherry pies and Anselm Kiefer: the weird world of post-internet art, The Spectator, September 27, 2014
  • Austin Lee: Mixed Feelings, Time Out London, September 23, 2014
  • Neave, Kate, This month’s twenty best art shows, Dazed Digital, September 2014
  • Rozendaal, Rafael, In Conversation: Rafael Rozendaal with Austin Lee, SFAQ, Issue 16, May 23, 2014
  • Russeth, Andrew, Austin Lee: OK OK OK... at Postmasters, New York Observer, March 5, 2014
  • Saltz, Jerry, See This Art: Jerry Saltz’s Walking Tours of New York Galleries and Museums, New York Magazine, March 4, 2014
  • Austin Lee, Blaaah Magazine, March 19, 2014
  • Austin Lee’s ‘OK OK OK...’ at Postmasters Gallery, NYC, Supertouchart, February 28, 2014
  • Indrisek, Scott, Here’s The Best Painting Of A Cat You’ll See All Week, BlackBook, February 27, 2014
  • Groth, Michael, OK Table Computer, Hyperallergic, February 21, 2014
  • Fong, Cherise, Austin Lee defies digital painting, digitalarti news, February 19, 2014
  • Connor, Michael, Why Should You Not Buy This Painting (So Michael Connor Can), Rhizome, January 29, 2014
  • Austin Lee, TimeOut New York, January 15, 2014

2013

  • Artist of the Week: Austin Lee, LVL3, April 22, 2013
  • Choe, David, Artist Watch / Austin Lee, The Stache Life, March 25, 2013

2009

  • At Nexus-my face in your space, the Artblog, September 18, 2009

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowShuang Li, Paolo Salvador, Austin Lee, Melike Kara, Manuel Solano, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Richard KennedyShuang Li, Paolo Salvador, Austin Lee, Melike Kara, Manuel Solano, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kennedy ART SG (Singapore) 2022-01-2020/01/2022–
23/01/2022
Singapore, SGSingapore, SG
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Paolo Salvador, Nicholas Grafia, Shota Nakamura, Manuel Solano, Rafa SilvaresAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Paolo Salvador, Nicholas Grafia, Shota Nakamura, Manuel Solano, Rafa Silvares KIAF Art Seoul 2021-10-1414/10/2021–
17/10/2021
Seoul, KRSeoul, KR
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Beth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Paolo SalvadorAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Beth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Paolo Salvador Art Busan & Design 2020 2020-11-0606/11/2020–
08/11/2020
Busan, KORBusan, KOR
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Manuel Solano, Paolo Salvador, Richard KennedyAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Manuel Solano, Paolo Salvador, Richard Kennedy Art Basel Online Viewing Room – ABOVR:2020 2020-09-2323/09/2020–
26/09/2020
Online Viewing RoomOnline Viewing Room
Austin LeeAustin Lee Aah 2020-09-1111/09/2020–
09/10/2020
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Dalton Gata, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Manuel Solano, Paolo Salvador, Richard Kennedy, Rebecca AckroydAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Dalton Gata, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Manuel Solano, Paolo Salvador, Richard Kennedy, Rebecca Ackroyd Art Basel Viewing Room, 2020 2020-06-1818/06/2020–
21/06/2020
Online Viewing RoomOnline Viewing Room
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Donna Huanca, Paolo Salvador, Dalton Gata, Richard Kennedy, Melike Kara, Rebecca AckroydAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Donna Huanca, Paolo Salvador, Dalton Gata, Richard Kennedy, Melike Kara, Rebecca Ackroyd Frieze Viewing Room, 2020 2020-05-0606/05/2020–
15/05/2020
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Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dorothy Iannone, Donna Huanca, Richard KennedyAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dorothy Iannone, Donna Huanca, Richard Kennedy Art Basel Miami Beach, 2019 2019-12-0505/12/2019–
08/12/2019
Miami Beach, USMiami Beach, US
Group ShowAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Richard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Rebecca Ackroyd, Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Richard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Rebecca Ackroyd, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa FIAC, 2019 2019-10-1717/10/2019–
20/10/2019
Paris, FR.Paris, FR.
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kennedy, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Rebecca Ackroyd, Manuel Solano, Austin Lee, Beth LetainDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kennedy, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Rebecca Ackroyd, Manuel Solano, Austin Lee, Beth Letain FIAC, 2019 – Preview 2019-10-1717/10/2019–
20/10/2019
Paris, FR.Paris, FR.
Group ShowRebecca Ackroyd, Austin Lee, Manuel Solano, Richard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Beth LetainRebecca Ackroyd, Austin Lee, Manuel Solano, Richard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Beth Letain Frieze London, 2019 2019-10-0303/10/2019–
06/10/2019
London, UKLondon, UK
Group ShowRebecca Ackroyd, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara, Austin Lee, Manuel Solano, Blair Thurman, Beth LetainRebecca Ackroyd, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara, Austin Lee, Manuel Solano, Blair Thurman, Beth Letain Art Basel, 2019 2019-06-1212/06/2019–
16/06/2019
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Group ShowAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Rebecca Ackroyd, Steffen BunteAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Rebecca Ackroyd, Steffen Bunte Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019 2019-03-2929/03/2019–
31/03/2019
Hong Kong, CNHong Kong, CN
Group ShowAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Rebecca Ackroyd, Steffen BunteAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Rebecca Ackroyd, Steffen Bunte Art Basel Miami Beach, 2018 2018-12-0606/12/2018–
09/12/2018
Miami Beach, USMiami Beach, US
Group ShowAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Dorothy IannoneAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone FIAC, 2018 2018-10-1818/10/2018–
21/10/2018
Paris, FRParis, FR
Group ShowDorothy Iannone, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Austin Lee, Ajarb Bernard AtegwaDorothy Iannone, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Austin Lee, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa Expo Chicago, 2018 2018-09-2727/09/2018–
30/09/2018
Chicago, USChicago, US
Group ShowAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair ThurmanAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman Frieze New York, 2018 2018-05-0202/05/2018–
06/05/2018
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowBeth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Austin LeeBeth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee Art Basel Hong Kong, 2018 2018-03-2727/03/2018–
31/03/2018
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Austin LeeAustin Lee Tomato Can 2018-01-1919/01/2018–
02/03/2018
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Mark Flood, Leo Gabin, Beth Letain, Austin LeeDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Mark Flood, Leo Gabin, Beth Letain, Austin Lee FIAC, 2017 2017-10-1919/10/2017–
22/10/2017
Paris, FRParis, FR
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Ce Jian, Donna HuancaGroup ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Ce Jian, Donna Huanca The Second Self 2017-06-2323/06/2017–
11/08/2017
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowAustin Lee, Donna Huanca, Classic African sculptures from GabonAustin Lee, Donna Huanca, Classic African sculptures from Gabon Independent Brussels, 2017 2017-04-1919/04/2017–
23/04/2017
Brussels, BEBrussels, BE

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