Catherine Lee

born 1950

Catherine Lee, ‘Unica 39’ 1987
Unica 39 1987
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Catherine Lee (born 1950 in Pampa, Texas) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. Her works, featuring repetitive forms in various materials, from stone to canvas, has been described as minimalist and structuralist.

Lee grew up in Texas. She studied at the West Coast, at the College of Alameda and at the San Jose State College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1975. She lived in New York City for almost thirty years and returned to Texas in late 1990s, and settled in the Hill Country near Austin.

Lee held the first solo exhibition in 1977 at the Duffy-Gibbs Gallery in New York City, and her work has been subsequently displayed in several public and private collections. Her work Unica 39 (1987), an "abstract monotype in color", is a part of the permanent exhibition in the Tate Gallery. In 2012, she was the featured artist of the West Texas Triangle, group of five art museums in western Texas.

She was the recipient of Creative Artists Public Grant (1978) and an award from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, New York City (1982). She has taught at the Princeton University, New Jersey (1980), Rochester Institute of Technology (1982), and the University of Texas at San Antonio (1983).

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