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The Department of Art and Design Welcomes Sandra Lee

Join us in welcoming one of the Department of Art & Design’s newest faculty members!

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Sandra Lee joins the Department of Art and Design this Fall as an Assistant Professor with an impressive background in the world of art. We are excited to have her expertise and passion enrich our department.

Sandra Eula Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who has taught at Franklin & Marshall College, Kenyon College, and University of the Arts London. Her presence in our department promises to elevate the role of art in our students’ lives as she helps students connect their concerns with the artwork they make.

Lee received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY and her BFA from Cornell University’s School of Architecture, Art, & Planning. Her artwork has been supported by museums, residencies, nonprofit art spaces, and galleries internationally and written about in The New York Times, Time Out New York, White Hot Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and supported by fellowships from the Asian Cultural Council, the Mellon Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She most recently had a feature in the Sculpture Magazine. (Jul/Aug 2022)

Through an interdisciplinary lens, Lee explores notions of change and transformation, centering urban/rural material histories, ethics of making, feminist perspectives, and migration. At the core lies a critical look at our built environment and ‘making’ as a way of engaging and reimagining the world around us.

Lee’s artwork has been featured in solo exhibitions including a 10-year survey at The Hilliard Museum in Lafayette, LA; Art Space Pool in Seoul, South Korea; and The Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Inside-Out Museum in Beijing; DadaPost in Berlin; Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University; Goucher College in Baltimore; and recently at the Delaware Contemporary.

Lee is an Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellow and has received awards from the Asian Cultural Council in NYC, and the 2020 Individual Artist Award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her Artist-in-Residence fellowships include The Elizabeth Foundation Studio Center in NYC, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Seoul Museum of Art, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Lee has an upcoming Fall exhibition, The Walking Mountain, on view at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit New Jersey from September 29-February 4, with an opening reception on Friday, September 29, 2023.

To find out more information about Sandra and her work, please visit her website:

We invite you all to join us in welcoming Sandra Lee to the Department of Art and Design! We are excited to see the impact she makes on the department and on our students.