Born 1980. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Education

2014 M.F.A. Visual Arts, SUNY Purchase College, New York
2004 B.A. Fine Art and B.A. Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2017Portuguese Bend, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles
2016 Remote Sensing, Equity Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 New York, New Work, Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam
#SUNSET, Spring Break Art Fair, New York
FemiNest, Equity Gallery, New York
POST-ELECTION, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 The Gloaming: Alexandra Pacheco Garcia, Jenny Yurshansky, & Karen Lee, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles
20152014:1947, Equity Gallery, New York
Sixty Minutes, Vanity Projects, Miami and Vanity Projects, New York
Lilac Arts Series, Lilac Museum, Hudson River Park Pier 25, New York
Capitalist Architecture in a Post Humanist World, Millington Hall, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA
2014 Chronicle, Scott Charmin Gallery, Houston
Whistle Stop: 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Highline Loft, New York; Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase NY
2013 In Real Life, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase NY
Potluck, Gallery 1019A, Purchase NY
If you see something, say something, Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington DC
2012 Divining Rod, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase NY
Recital, Gallery 1019A, Purchase NY
The Eagle Rock Rock and Eagle Shop, Los Angeles
Artists Merchandising Art, Wonderloch Kellerland, Los Angeles
2011 9 Holes, Paredon Blanco, Los Angeles
ways/means, Paredon Blanco, Los Angeles
2010 Cellar Show, Private Residence, Los Angeles
2009 Heaven III: performance, art, music, Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles
2008 Heaven II: performance, art, music, Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles
Heaven I: performance, art, music, Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles
Thank Tank 2008: Going Public, Eighteen Thirty, Los Angeles
2007 Horrorshow, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles
MixCD for Telic, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles
Speakeasy Prom, Not a Speakeasy, Los Angeles
Puppet Show II, Not a Speakeasy, Los Angeles
Puppet Show I, Not a Speakeasy, Los Angeles
TP, Not a Speakeasy, Los Angeles
2004 Welcome, UCLA Undergraduate Gallery, Los Angeles
The Mom! I Love You! Show, UCLA Undergraduate Gallery, Los Angeles
I Love a Parade, UCLA Undergraduate Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Juror Christina Fernandez, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
Rock and Roll, Found Music, Los Angeles

Curatorial Projects

2011 A (Sculpture (Garden) Party), Private Residence, Los Angeles
2010 Bulletin Board Show, Los Angeles
Fireplace Gathering, Private Residence, Los Angeles
Pool Show, Private Residence, Los Angeles
Hot Point: A Fridge Show, Private Residence, Los Angeles

Teaching Experience

2013 Purchase College Graduate Teaching Fellowship (Drawing and Sculpture)

Awards and Grants

2015 New York Emerging Artist Grant Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation
2014 MFA Project Grant, School of Art+Design, Purchase College NY
2013 Merit Scholarship, School of Art+Design, Purchase College NY
2012 Merit Scholarship, School of Art+Design, Purchase College NY

Press and Bibliography

2017 Ganer, Anna. "Karen Lee Williams at Monte Vista Projects" CARLA (August 17, 2017) [online]
Lambert, Audra. "Material And Process Exalted At Equity Gallery's FemiNest." Ante (March 17, 2017) [online]
2016 Murphy, Kate. "New Work by Karen Lee Williams at Equity Gallery Curated by Melinda Wang." Arte Fuse (October 3, 2016) [online]
2015 "'2015:1947' at Equity Gallery through November 28th." Art Observed (November 23, 2015) [online].
Ryzik, Melena. "Artists Equity to Reopen a Gallery on the Lower East Side." New York Times (October 17, 2015) [in print and online].
Krach, Aaron. "Greenwich Village Book Desecration League: Volume 1." Invisible-Exports. New York.
2014 Messinger, Kate. "Art Talks with Karen Lee." The WILD (October 14, 2014) [online].
Messinger, Kate. "What to See at Greenpoint Open Studios This Weekend." The WILD (October 2, 2014) [online].
Hirsch, Faye and Karen Lee. "Whistle Stop: 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue." SUNY Purchase College. Purchase, New York.