Christine Lee is a printmaker from Seattle, WA

Christine Lee is a printmaker from Seattle, WA

Christine grew up surrounded by the farmlands and pastoral plains of Iowa, but she quickly escaped to the East Coast to attend Syracuse University. There she earned her Bachelor of Industrial Design degree, and learned a lot about knee deep snow and all-nighter studio sessions. In 2000 - after short stints in Pittsburgh and Chicago working and playing in exhibit design - Christine and her husband, Kevin, settled in Seattle. As soon as they set eyes on the water and the spectrum of lush greens surrounding it, they declared the Pacific Northwest to be home.

Christine worked as the Design Director for a specialty fabrication firm before embracing motherhood and reconsidering her creative aspirations. As much as she loved working with exceptional artisans and fabricators - as well as her familiarity with the Pantone book - Christine decided that she wanted to pursue her childhood dream of being an artist.

Printing allows her to get her hands all inky and she loves the meditative repetition of layering her unique shapes and vibrant color palettes on the paper. When Christine prints, she thinks about far-away landscapes and dystopian tales. She thinks about sadness and the comfort that comes from the resilience of beauty. She creates art to express those emotions that cannot be shared verbally. Christine finds purpose in experiencing the inner turmoil to control the elements on paper, searching for the rare and complex balance between struggle and tranquility. 

Christine is an exhibiting member of the Columbia City Gallery. Learn more about the Columbia City Gallery and upcoming events here.

Christine's work surface at the studio

Christine's work surface at the studio

SELECTED SHOWS

2017       Emergent - group show, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016       DeLIGHTful - feature artist, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

               Fall Exhibit - group show, Polaris Consulting in Bellevue, WA

                Double-Back - group show, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

                UnBalanced - group show, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015       Local Gems - feature artist, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Out of Bounds - group Show, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Cross Pollination - group show, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

                New Works - group Show, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014       Small Wonders - group show, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

                I Make Therefore I Am - group show, Shoreline City Hall Gallery, Shoreline, WA

COLLECTIONS

2016       Capital One, corporate collection, Seattle, WA

 HONORS

2015       Blue Moon Brewing Co., 20th Anniversary exclusive Limited Edition 20 Artists 20 Labels

                I was among 20 artists hand-picked from across the country to appear on labels of

                Blue Moon Belgian White in celebration of this anniversary.