Lee has been a visual artist, curator and lecturer for over 25 years and has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. He studied at South Glamorgan Inst. of H.E. Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Goldsmiths University and the University of Wales, Newport. In 2014 he was the main prize winner at Beep Wales International Painting Prize. He is currently course leader for the foundation diploma at Neath Port Talbot College Group and is a director of Colony Projects a South Wales based artist led organisation.
Recent research has explored place attachment and the bonding of people to places. Relating attachment to constructs such as place identity, sense of place and place dependence. The environment we are brought up in exerts pressure on our personality formation; and the culture in which we are raised, plays a substantial role in shaping our personalities. Fundamental influences of a certain environment can be more powerful than hereditary / genetic factors.
Place attachment can be defined as any environmental locus in and through which individuals or group actions, experiences intentions are drawn together spatially Cassey 2009
Recent projects 2014-2015
‘Attesa” Latitude project space NPTCG Port Talbot and touring, “Blast’ various venues Port Talbot . “Knowing place” Gas gallery, Aberystwyth . “Irish Hazel” Gallery 14 Port Talbot, Colony 15 Port Talbot “Underground” Colony projects at Cefn Coed Mining Museum, Neath. Colony 14 Cardigan, Made in Roath Festival, Cardiff. “My little pit pony” Mission gallery Swansea. ” Beep Wales” international painting prize (main prize winner), ‘From here to there’ Clara Hatton gallery, Colorado & elysiumgallery, Swansea. “Paradise lost” Cardiff Contemporary.