Eugenie Lee is a Korean born visual artist whose works focus on the human body and mind, and in particular chronic pain. Lee creates visual narratives through paintings, sculptures and installations using a range of structures and scales. Inspired by recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing that pain is complicated by each individual’s perceptions and meanings, Lee constructs imaginative psychodramas around the unquantifiable and irrational nature of pain.
Lee completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with first class honours in 2012 from Sydney College of the Arts and has had several solo exhibitions since 2002, including Room at Peloton in Sydney 2006 and Tale for a Broken Heart at Harrison Galleries in Sydney 2006. She also participated in a number of group exhibitions including the inaugural exhibition curated by Colin Rhode at Verge Gallery at the University of Sydney 2009, Post-it curated by Tracey Clement at Peloton in Sydney 2006, Selekta at West Space in Melbourne 2006, and Nature by Proxy curated by John Nicholson at Brian Moore gallery in Sydney 2005. Lee was also a multiple finalist in the Portia Geach Art Prize 2004-2007, Metro 5 Art Award 2006-2007, and Mosman Art Prize 2005.