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Charles Lee

Charles Lee (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised between Yokohama, Japan and Richmond, California. His work, spanning installation, collage, assemblage, photography, film, sound, and text, delves deep into the impacts of external viewpoints and obscured histories and iconography on the individual self. Through the use of archives, narrative, healing rituals, and a confrontation of the internal shadows, Lee seeks to cultivate heightened self-awareness and empathy. Central to his practice is an emphasis on the significance of intrapersonal connections, community, and our shared journey towards healing and mutual comprehension, all in service of forging a more equitable future. 


Lee holds an MFA in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, and a BA in Business with a focus in Marketing from Bowie State University. His work has been shown broadly including Casemore Gallery and SF Camerawork in San Francisco, the Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis and 1014 Gallery in London. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College and Recology and numerous private collections.

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