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Jocelyn Lee Biography

Borrowing from the formal conventions of painting, Jocelyn Lee lends a certain temporal permanence to her subjects while maintaining the potency of the open ended photographic narrative. Manoeuvring back and forth between levels of intimacy and unease, Lee also purposely looks for spaces that are not to distracting, to encourage the viewer to focus on the individual and psychological exchange of the portrait for pertinent clues.

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When she makes the picture, Lee prefers to wait for the moment when her subjects 'breath their own life into the room' and are no longer aware of the camera. Yet for all their transparency and brilliant details, her subjects, their stories, remain unknown, deftly eclipsing the camera's attempts to capture them.

In addition to portraiture Lee trains her camera in landscape and interior photography. Consistent in her work is a focus on the visual and tactile qualities of the material world, emphasising the chromatic and textural richness of flesh, fabrics, and foliage. Her fascination with the physical and psychological transitions of people has produced incisive portraits that capture the fraught passage from adolescence to adulthood, as well as the changes that aging registers on the face and body.

Jocelyn Lee (1962, Naples, Italy) received a BA from Yale University in 1986 and an MFA in Photography from the City University of New York at Hunter College in 1992.

Her works are in the collections of Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, France; The Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; The List Center at MIT, Cambridge, MA; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, NC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME; and Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; as well as numerous private collections. Her work has appeared in many national and international publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Photo Raw (Helsinki, Finland), Snoeks (Germany), Real Simple, MORE magazine, PDN, Allegra (The Netherlands), DoubleTake, the Hayden Review, Marie Claire (Taiwan), Harpers and others.

Text courtesy FLATLAND.

Jocelyn Lee Featured Artworks

Untitled (Lex on blue couch) by Jocelyn Lee contemporary artwork
Jocelyn LeeUntitled (Lex on blue couch), 2011Pigment print on Gloss Baryta paper
60 x 50 cm
FLATLAND Contact Gallery
Untitled (Hannah breastfeeding), by Jocelyn Lee contemporary artwork
Jocelyn LeeUntitled (Hannah breastfeeding),, 2012Pigment print on Gloss Baryta paper
60 x 50 cm
FLATLAND Contact Gallery
Untitled (family at fog pond) by Jocelyn Lee contemporary artwork
Jocelyn LeeUntitled (family at fog pond), 2005Pigment print on Gloss Baryta paper
60 x 50 cm
FLATLAND Contact Gallery
Julia in Greenery by Jocelyn Lee contemporary artwork
Jocelyn LeeJulia in Greenery, 2005Archival pigment print
Huxley-Parlour Contact Gallery

Jocelyn Lee Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flowers are part of our story and our history. at FLATLAND, Amsterdam
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30 May–31 August 2020 Group Exhibition Flowers are part of our story and our history. FLATLANDAmsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, YUMMY YUMMY at FLATLAND, Amsterdam
Closed
20 January–9 March 2019 Group Exhibition YUMMY YUMMY FLATLANDAmsterdam

Jocelyn Lee Represented By

FLATLAND contemporary art gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands FLATLAND Amsterdam

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