Fiona Lee (b. 1981 Vancouver) is a mid-career multi-disciplinary visual artist with a socially engaged practice whose work blurs the line between protest and installation.
After losing her house in the bushfire crisis of 2019/20 Fiona completed a 12 month Bushfire Affected Artist residency at The Creator Incubator in Newcastle where she shaped unapologetic, political and provocative works from her home’s scorched remnants that spoke to both her personal loss and the impact of climate change on us all. This work became a widely acclaimed, touring solo exhibition Carbon Tax which was shown at Maitland and Manning Regional Art Galleries, CLIMARTE Gallery, Melbourne, and profiled on ABC Artworks TV.
Fiona’s first significant public artwork High Tide (designed in collaboration with Aaron Crowe) will be built in Yapang Sculpture Park at the Museum and Art and Culture Lake Macquarie this year.
In the last three years Fiona has been commissioned to create work for Newcastle Art Gallery The Art of Protest exhibition, This is Not Art Festival, Loud Sky and The Bender at the Lock Up and a University of Newcastle research project Reimagining the Monument. Fiona has also undertaken arts residencies at Nobby’s Lighthouse/Whibayganba and with Arts Upper Hunter at Liddell Power Station.
Fiona is a graduate of Newcastle Art School and the University of Newcastle (class one honours in sculpture) and the recipient of the recent Maitland Regional Art Gallery Artist Bursary.