Muhlenberg College will host Sandra Eula Lee (ACC 2009) for a solo exhibition in the Martin Art Gallery from September 9 to October 30, 2021 (Press Release). 

A Virtual Artist Talk will take place on Thursday, October 14, 6pm: RSVP here

The talk will discuss the catalogue essay by Kristen Hileman, Former Head of the Contemporary Department at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in D.C., and inaugural Curator-in-Residence at The Delaware Contemporary

Sandra Eula Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who employs a range of unconventional artistic processes to pose questions about form and materiality. Her works use raw elemental materials, which she transforms through a series of deliberative steps. As if she were performing a science experiment, these materials are combined then burned in kilns, smashed together, or otherwise manipulated into a range of creative artifacts.

Ash, 2021, fired terracotta, copper, sodium bicarbonate, mineral glaze

Lee’s works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, The Hilliard Museum in Lafayette, LA, Art Space Pool in Seoul, Inside-Out Museum in Beijing, Smack Mellon and Rush Arts Gallery in New York, Goucher College in Baltimore, and Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. Recently her work has been featured at The Delaware Contemporary, Ethan Cohen Fine Art KuBE in Beacon, NY and The Border Project Space in Brooklyn. Lee is currently an Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellow and a recipient of the 2020 Individual Artist Award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. She’s been an Artist-in-Residence at The Elizabeth Foundation Studio Center in New York, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Seoul Museum of Art, and the Vermont Studio Center among others. Her work has been discussed in The New York Times, Time Out New York, Boston Globe, and Harper’s Bazaar Seoul. Upcoming projects include Philadelphia’s Cherry Street Pier and The Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College in PA where she runs the Expanded Sculpture program.

Rising, 2021, work shirt, fired terracotta, mineral glazes