Monday 30th January
@ ELP Studio (E3 4RR)
Lisa Lee is the current Project Keyholder at East London Printmakers and will be giving a talk and exhibition of work that she has made during her stay in the studio and how her work relates to Jonathan Locke Harts Poems.
Lisa Chang Lee
Lisa Chang Lee (also known as Chang Li) obtained her BA from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and MA degree from the Royal College of Art, both majoring printmaking. Her work, often conceptually inspired by printmaking, encompasses mix-media, moving image and video installation. She has internationally exhibited her work in the UK, Sweden, Austria and Mainland China, including her solo exhibition Print of Light in Cunshang Gallery, Beijing 2010; selected group exhibitions including The Masters in Bankside Gallery, London 2016; VOID in Gingko Space, Beijing, 2015. Lisa also curated several exhibitions such as “Sweden- China contemporary art” in Sweden, November 2014 and “Repeat / Spiral” International art exhibition at Impact 9 Printmaking Conference Hangzhou & Hangzhou International Printmaking Biennale, September 2015. “Far Few in Between” at the No Format Gallery in London in 2016 and Co-curated Yeats 150 anniversaries “Lonely Impulse of light” in China at the Irish Embassy 2016.
She lives and works in London and Beijing.
Jonathan Locke Hart
Jonathan Locke Hart, Chair Professor in Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, studied at Toronto and Cambridge and is Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge and Core Faculty in Comparative Literature at Western University. He has collaborated on artist books, such as Darkfire and The Waiting Room (the Sean Caulfield and Susan Colberg) and Stow (with Nadezda Vashkevich). In addition to having his work as part of art exhibitions and artist book collections in Asia, North America and Britain, he has published six books of poems, Breath and Dust, Dream China, Dream Salvage, Dreamwork, and The Burning Lake. His poetry has been translated into Chinese, Russian, French, German, Greek, Estonian, Slovenian, Polish and Romanian. For many years, he has published in literary journals and magazines like Harvard Review, Mattoid and Quarry. He splits his time mainly among London, Shanghai, Edmonton and Toronto.
Lisa and Jonathan came across each other’s art remotely and electronically and were simply touched by each other’s work. Since 2015 the two have collaborated on 2 projects in the form of a combination of prints and poetry. Their first project Poem 91 has recently won the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Prize from The Masters Exhibition.