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Biography:  Virginia Lee

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Virginia Lee was trained in traditional Chinese painting techniques from a very young age.  She moved to Toronto, Canada as a teenager, studied at OCAD and graduated from York University.

She has won numerous painting awards here and abroad, including an access and development grant from the Ontario Art Council in 2014. Her works were auctioned alongside Norval Morriseau in the spring of 2013.

Her primary medium is paint. She blends charcoal, ink, acrylic, oil, as well as found objects, textiles, paper balloons, lights, video monitor and her own invented kinetics to her canvases. The results blur the boundaries of painting as a medium with sculptures and installations.

She is currently a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga where she explores her personal stories of identity and belonging as a Sino-Canadian.

Her recent works are large scale interdisciplinary pieces that includes video, documentary photography and performances.


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