Nick Lee

STUDIO: Unknown
STUDIO #: 214
MEDIA: Painting

About the Artist

Nick Lee is a Cleveland-based painter and graduate of Kent State University. As a Japanese American artist, he strives to make American portraiture more inclusive by representing minorities. Lee has shown work in the United States, England, and Germany, and has multiple printed publications, including Defunkt Magazine and local Kent State magazines.

Solo Exhibition at Summit Artspace

Nick Lee’s 2022 solo exhibition, When We Share Our Wounds, explored the presentation of traditionally underrepresented people throughout the history of Western art. Through medium- and large-scale figurative oil paintings, this body of work seeks to better represent Japanese Americans—a culture that has been diminished in the traditional history of American portraiture. View the virtual exhibition here.

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