Jenna Lee
Language Groups: Larrakia and Wardaman (NT), Karajarri (WA)
Represented by MARS Gallery
Born: 1992 Canberra ACT
Lives: Melbourne VIC
Education:
Graduate Certificate Museum Studies. University of Queensland, 2017
Bachelor Fine Art. Queensland College of Art (incomplete), 2016
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design. Queensland College of Art, 2011-13
Certificate III Visual Art and Contemporary Craft. TAFE, 2008-9
Awards:
FINALIST Footscray Art Prize, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 2021
WINNER Wandjuk Marika 3D Memorial Award, NATSIAA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards) Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, 2020
FINALIST National Works on Paper Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2021
FINALIST 15 Artists Prize, Redcliffe Art Gallery, 2020
FINALIST KWM Contemporary First Nations Art Award, King & Wood Mallesons, 2020
HIGHLY COMMENDED Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, 2020
FINALIST Libris Award, Contemporary Australian Artist Books, Artspace Mackay, 2020
WINNER Dreaming Award, National Indigenous Art Award, Australia Council, 2019
FINALIST Copyright Agency, John Fries Award for an emerging artist, UNSW Galleries, 2019
FINALIST NATSIAA, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, 2018
WINNER Libris Award, Contemporary Australian Artist Books, Artspace Mackay, 2018
FINALIST Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, 2018
HIGHLY COMMENDED Museums & Gallery Design Publication Award
AWARD Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Bachelor of Fine Art
Exhibitions:
Blak Jewellery - Finding Past, Linking Present, Group Show, Koorie Heritage Trust, 2021
PIVOT II, group show, Onespace Gallery, 2021
Light and Dark, group show, MARS Gallery, 2021
KWM Contemporary First Nations Art Award, Finalist Exhibition, Fortyfive Downstairs, 2021
Light of An Invasive Native, Moving Objects, Rising Festival, 2021
Body Language, Craft Victoria Makers Vitrine, 2021
Solo Exhibition, A New Translation, MARS Gallery, 2021
Botanica, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 2021
Linguistic Prosperity Vol.2, Milani Gallery, 2021
I am Here, Art House Gallery, 2021
Here I am, Ambush Gallery, 2021
Solo Exhibition, Linguistic Prosperity, Firstdraft, 2021
15 Artists Prize, Redcliffe Art Gallery, 2021
HOME: MADE 20, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2020
Inside, Craft Victoria, 2020
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), MAGNT, 2020
Making Art Work, Institute of Modern Art – Belltower Projection, 2020
Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize, Artspace Mackay, 2020
Older Than Language, Salamanca Arts, 2020
Rite of Passage, QUT Art Museum, 2020
Moon in my Mouth, Schoolhouse Studios, 2019
Intimate Immensity, Outer Space, 2019
Solo Exhibition, Another type of distance (between object, body and place), Boxcopy, 2019
John Fries Award Finalist Exhibition, UNSW Gallery, 2019
Shared Connections, Brisbane City Council Public Art Program, 2019
Play with Paper, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 2019
Blacktown Arts Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, 2018
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, 2018
Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize, Artspace Mackay. Winner Tertiary Award, 2018
Gunyah Kara-wa projection, Festival 2018 Brisbane, 2018
LOVE AND OTHER CRIMES, Betty’s Espresso. Collaboration with Rachael Sarra, 2018
Public Art and Commissions:
Light of An Invasive Native, Moving Objects, Rising Festival, 2021
IMA Bell Tower public projection, Archive of an Invasive Native
Invasive Native, Share Connections, Brisbane City Council
QANTAS International Business Lounge, Pulse of Our Ancient Land
QANTAS Domestic Business Lounge, Rhythm of Our Stories
Residencies:
Hyphenated Biennial, Hyphenated Projects
Digital component - 2021, Kyoto Art Center Residency, Australia Council for the Arts.
In person component - 2022
Maker in Residence, Craft Contemporary, Craft Vic
Curatorial:
Elemental, Main Gallery, Craft Victoria, 2021
Boards:
Craft Victoria, Board Director – Craft Industry Professional

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