Kacie Lees is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York, working in printmaking, neon, and video. BFA (2008) School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA (2012) School of Visual Arts in New York. Exhibitions: Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles (2017); Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO (2019); Studio Kura, Japan (2020); Fondazione Palmieri, Italy (2021). Publications: Neon Primer: A Handbook on Light Construction (2021); Rare Air Season II: Green Screen (2019); Rare Air Season I: Neon (2018). Awards: Center for the Holographic Arts’ Light Artist Residency (2017).
Lees’ constellatory practice blurs studio experimentation with instructional design. She studies polychromatic smears (i.e. holograms, oil slicks, rainbows, aurora) and the poetic power of optics to gain immersive insight into the dynamics of working with light as a tactile medium.
Right now I am looking at ‘Wastelessness’ - a post-contemporary approach towards obtaining a transcendental capacity and embodying the aura through sustainable studio practices and focusing on wasteless forms; i.e. video, performance, light, happenings, documentation, & sonic works.
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