Susie J Lee
Susie Lee is a practicing artist based in Seattle. Born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, she then spent her formative years in Grand Forks, North Dakota; the community connection and Plains approach to life profoundly informs her perspective and minimalist aesthetics. Her work explores intimacy, time and connection through technology, fluidly embedding new media across many platforms. Recognized as Emerging Artist of the Year for the “intelligence, emotion and sensuality” of her work, Lee is committed to the amplification of authentic human connection through technology.
Her unique background as scientist, educator, and artist feed into a rhizomatic and restless intellectual curiosity that is ultimately grounded in a strong sense of vocation to impact the world positively and concretely. She cared for patients at a long-term care facility during a residency that resulted in the award-winning Still Lives portraits. She explored the world of fracking to shine light to the small-town, blue-collar stories of oil workers who wondered out loud why anyone would care about their stories.
Her recent endeavor, Siren, tackles business and entrepreneurship as mediums, and gained significant attention in the public imagination and press. She discussed Siren with a group of Pakistani women on the issue of gender rights, presented at the Grace Hopper conference, partnered with Durex on a 37M view campaign about technology and intimacy, won Geekwire’s App of the Year (over Starbucks and Alaska Airlines), and spoke about fluidity and possibility at TEDx Rainier. And Siren directly created numerous real connections, including long term relationships and marriages.
Artist Support Program 2010: Develop and record the audio component of For These Unclosings, a multi-media performance piece/sculpture/installation.