Discipline: Film/Video – animation

Eva Lee

Discipline: Film/Video – animation
Region: Connecticut
MacDowell fellowships: 2004, 2006, 2008

Eva Lee is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker. She is inspired by what lies at the threshold of perception. "I wonder about the unseen, the impalpable. The jostling of subatomic particles, the spaces between cells, what mind is, how we understand phenomena, these are the type of things that fascinate me." The New York Times described her early animations as “hypnotic” depictions of the “awesome infinities and minutiae of the cosmos.”

Her interest in the nature of mind has led her to interact with neuroscientists to visualize their data on the brain. Her latest work, Dual Brains, is a real-time brainwave performance inspired by studies that indicate human neural interdependence.

Lee has exhibited nationally and internationally at Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The DeCordova, Bronx Museum for the Arts, BBC Big Screen, MashRome, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and other venues. Her work is in the public collections of Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Connecticut Artists Collection, Tampa Public Art Collection. Awards include fellowships from Fulbright, Asian Cultural Council, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and Mind & Life Summer Research Institute.



Eva Lee worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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