Ariel Lee / Bio
Ariel Lee, based in Southern California, predominantly paints landscapes in gouache using bold color and layered brushwork reminiscent of artists such as David Hockney and Fairfield Porter. Lee’s color choices are arresting and soothing, yellow ochre’s and dusty blues pleasantly share space with one another, weaving together a patchwork landscape. An avid hiker, camper and climber, the works are direct reflections of her personal experience in nature. Many visitors familiar with Joshua Tree National Park will recognize the iconic locations she has selected to focus on for this exhibit.
2012 | BFA with honors, Art Center College of Design, CA.
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Giant Robot Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hugo Patterson Gallery, AIGA 50 books / 50 covers 2012, Society of Illustrators 55 (Gold Medal), Creative Quarterly 30, American Illustration 31