Vancouver, BC Canada b. 1975

 

Education

 

University of British Columbia, BFA, 1997

University of British Columbia, MFA, 2000

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2019 — Full Circle, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2019 — Fugazi, The Teck Gallery (SFU Galleries), Vancouver BC

2017 — Hyakkin Still Life, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2017 — Capture Photography Festival Billboard Project, Vancouver BC

2016 — FUGAZI, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016 — Evan Lee and Ben Reeves, Dupont Projects, Toronto ON (two-person)

2014 — Evan Lee, Monte Clark Gallery

2014 — Elders and Roots, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC

2010 — Canadian Art Now: True Stories: A Photo Excursion, Art Toronto

2010 — Painting Photography, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2008 — Drawn from Memory, Contact 2008, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2007 — Drawing Photography, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2006 — Evan Lee, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2006 — Manual Labour, CSA Space, Vancouver BC

2006 — Captures: Selected Works 1998-2006, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC

2003 — Stain, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2002 — 1000 Titles (I) & 1000 Titles (II) with Mohamed Somani, Western Front, Vancouver BC

2001 — Closer than they Appear, Centre A, Vancouver BC

2000 — Photographs, Or Gallery, Vancouver BC

1998 — New Work (with Herman Kao), ACCESS Artist Run Centre, Vancouver BC

1998 — Passive / Aggressive, Anodyne Contemporary, Vancouver BC

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019 — Typographies of Chance, Trapp Projects, Vancouver BC

2017 — The Pacific, Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver BC

2017 — In the Open, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

2017 — A Spring Exhibition, Centre A, Vancouver BC

2016 — Holding the Pose: Portraits from the Collection, Confederation Centre Gallery, Charlottetown PEI

2016 — New Acquisitions, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC

2015 — Eye To Eye, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015 — Border Cultures: Part Three (security, surveillance), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON

2015 — Geometry of Knowing, SFU Gallery and Audain Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015 — Views from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC

2015 — BAC New Media Exhibition, Byron Aceman Collection, Vancouver BC

2015 — Norman MacKenzie House, UBC President’s Residence

2014 — Sobey Art Award, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB

2014 — Ruptures in Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komogata Maru, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC

2014 — TOWER, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013 — From Nature, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver bC

2013 — The Idiot of Nature, AVHA Library Gallery, UBC, Vancouver BC

2012 — To|From, Centre A, Vancouver BC

2012 — Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2012 — PHANTASMAGORIA, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC

2011 — On the Nature of Things, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC

2011 — Once it is a Story it Remains One or Fades, ACCESS Artist Run Centre, Vancouver BC

2011 — Capture, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2011— It’s Over You Win, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010 — In Dialogue with Carr: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicholson, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010 — Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010 — Restricted, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC / Toronto ON

2009 — The Malcolmson Collection, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC

2009 — Playing Homage, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2009 — Clark & Faria Presents:, Clark & Faria, Toronto ON

2008 — The Constant Search for a Better Way, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver BC

2008 — The Auto Show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2008 — White, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2008 — Portraits, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2007 — Works on Painting: Rebecca Donald, Evan Lee, Ben Reeves, CSA Space, Vancouver BC

2005 — Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown PEI

2005 — L’huile et L’eau/Oil and Water – Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal IX – Image & Imagination, Le Bain Mathieu/SPAG

2005 — Decay, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2005 — L’huile et L’eau/Oil and Water – Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal XI — Image and Imagination, Le Bain Mathieu

2004 — Reciprocal Influences, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto ON

2004 — At Play, Liu Hai Su Art Museum, Shanghai

2003 — Out of Sight, curated by Christopher Brayshaw, Presentation House, North Vancouver BC

2002 — A Proposal for an Exhibition, curated by Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2002 — Binocular Parallax, Consolidated Works, Seattle

2002 — A Weird Science, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2001 — These Days, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2000 — Out of Sight: the Image Beyond the Index, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC

2000 — Masters, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

1998 — New Work, ACCESS Artist Run Center, Vancouver BC

1997 — Sight Lines – New Artists New Work, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver BC

1997 — Configuration: New Art from Vancouver, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC

1997 — UBC BFA Exhibition, Frank Tam Gallery and Art Design Gallery, Vancouver BC

 

Awards

 

2016 — Mentor, Early Career Development Program, BC Arts Council, BC Arts Council

2014 — Short List, Sobey Art Award

2009 — Long List, Sobey Art Award

2000 — Helen Belkin Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts

1997 — University of British Columbia Medal, head of Graduating class in Fine Arts

1996 — BC Arts Council Scholarship (Senior Award)

 

Selected Bibliography

 

2019 — Witt, Andrew, Artforum Critics’ Pick, October 7

2017 — Witt, Andrew, Splendour Without Diminishment, The Mainlander, June 11

2014 — Evan Lee’s Elders and Roots works around photography, Georgia Straight, May 15, Robin Laurence

2014 — Ruptures in Arrival Marks the 100th Anniversary of Komagata Maru Incident, Georgia Straight, April 30, Robin Laurence

2014 — Contemporary art and the Komogata Maru, Vancouver Sun, April 11 John Mackie

2014 — Komagata Maru exhibit recalls ship that was turned away, Globe and Mail, April 11, Marsha Lederman

2011 — Multiple Benefits: Evan Lee’s Photographic Variety, Border Crossings, no 119, Lee Henderson

2010 — Evan Lee: New Illusions, Canadian Art online, June, Richard Rhodes

2009 — Not Just a Snap, Montecristo Magazine vol 2, Shannon Heth

2008 — Light and Lens Photography in the Digital Age, Focal Press/Elsevier, Oxford, Robert Hirsch

2008 — The Constant Search for a Better Way, Border Crossings, no 108,Katie Bethune-Leaman

2008 — Evan Lee Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canadian Art, vol 25, no 3, Lauren Rosenblum

2008 — The Perception of Things: Recent Drawings and Photographs by Evan Lee, Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, January, Charo Neville

2007 — The Vancouver Case, Lapiz International Art Magazine 230/231 Feb/March, Victor del Río

2006 — Evan Lee’s Scanner Pictures, Canadian Art vol 23 no 4, Adam Harrison

2006 — Evan Lee: Captures, Presentation House Gallery, Christopher Brayshaw, Peter Culley, William Wood and Jeff Wall

2006 — Glass and Mirrors, Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Michael Turner

2006 — 1,986,965 (2001 Census) an Intertidal Travelogue, Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Dieter Roelstraete

2006 — Evan Lee: Monte Clark Gallery, Flash Art International, vol 39, no 251

2006 — Evan Lee at Presentation House Gallery, Art on Paper, March/April, Michael Turner

2006 — Evan Lee: Captures, The Georgia Straight, March 2–9, Robin Laurence

2006 — Art Unhiding the Hidden, The Vancouver Sun, February 4, Clint Burnham

2005 — Image & Imagination, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Martha Langford

2004 — Slick Photos Reveal Magic in the Mundane The Georgia Straight, May 1–8, Christopher Brayshaw

2003 — Stain’s a Slick Show, Vancouver Sun, April 16, Mike Harris

2003 — Of Pompoms and Pop Culture, The Georgia Straight, September 11–18, Robin Laurence

2003 — Evan Lee, The Georgia Straight, September 11–18, Robin Laurence

2002 — A Proposal for an Exhibition, Claudia Beck

2002 — Show Chock Full of Talent, The Georgia Straight, December 12–19, Christopher Brayshaw

2002 — Art Develops out of Weird Science of Photography, The Georgia Straight, June 6–13, Christopher Brayshaw

2002   The Night of A Thousand Bees…”, Last Call, vol 1, no 3, spring, Peter Culley

2001 — These Days, Last Call, vol 1 issue 2, Fall, Maria Roy

2001 — These Days, MIX, vol 27, no 1, Michael Turner

2001 — Onward and Upward, The Globe and Mail, August 13, Sarah Milroy

2000 — Out of Sight: the Image Beyond the Index, Surrey Art Gallery, Christopher Brayshaw

2000 — Masters exhibition catalogue, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

2000 — The Gospel of Pictures: a Look at the Interiority and Worldliness in the Threshold of the Photographs of Evan Lee, Mohamed Somani

2000 — Out of Sight: the Image Beyond the Index, Surry Art Gallery, Christopher Brayshaw

2000 — Evan Lee: Photographs at the OR Gallery, InFlux, March, Matha Gonzalez Palacios

2000 — Masters, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Rosalind Rorke

1998 — New Work, ACCESS Artist Run Center, Alison MacTaggart

1997 — Configuration: New Art from Vancouver, C international contemporary art, Lee James-Jason

1997 — When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary, The Vancouver Sun, July 24, Michael Scott

1997 — Configuration: New Art from Vancouver, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Christopher Brayshaw

 

Collections

 

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Burnaby Art Gallery

Canada Council Art Bank

Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver

Simon Fraser University Gallery

Surrey Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery

TD Bank

BMO Bank of Montreal

Sobey Art Collection