The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery will host an artist talk with Fiona Lee, alumna of the Visual Arts Department, in conjunction with "The Rising: A Photography Exhibition by Fiona Lee," the ongoing virtual exhibition being held in the Gallery. It will take place on October 7, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT.
A native of Georgetown, Guyana, Lee was born into a multicultural family. Lee and her mother immigrated to the United States when she was nine years old. She always expressed an interest in art, but it was not until taking a photography course at Nassau Community College that she found her passion. After completing a degree in Legal Studies there, Lee enrolled in the Visual Arts program at SUNY College at Old Westbury, where she began to grow as a person and evolve as an artist: she graduated in 2020. Lee and her husband operate BlueMink Studios in Far Rockaway. Lee was particularly influenced by Albert Watson (b. 1942), the Scottish fashion photographer, who advised Lee to be “true to yourself and your work” when Lee attended his talk at the B & H Depth of Field conference. The Rising was first shown at Art At Fame Gallery in Jamaica, NY during summer 2020. Lee has been nominated for a SUNY PACC Prize grant.
For more information, contact:
Gallery Director:YiH [at] oldwestbury.edu (Hyewon Yi)