(b. 1963, Singapore)
Singaporean contemporary artist Jane Lee blurs the line between the two and three-dimensional with her visually stunning tactile works. Her pieces aim to challenge the notion of what constitutes a painting by pushing the limits of the materials and techniques used in painting. Through the use of unconventional materials and innovative techniques, Lee highlights their processes, reconsidering painting’s significance and relevance for contemporary art practice.
Lee first came to critical attention in 2008, when her monumental installation Raw Canvas was featured in the Singapore Biennale curated by Fumio Nanjo. Lee has since participated in numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries in Asia and Europe, among them the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lee was a highlight of the yearlong exhibition Medium At Large (2014–2015), at the Singapore Art Museum, where her installation work Status was acquired for the museum’s permanent collection. In 2015, Lee’s work was selected for Prudential Singapore Eye, one of the largest surveys of Singapore’s contemporary art to date, and in the same year, she participated in Frontiers Reimagined, an official Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale.