b. New York, NY, 1988
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

emaildionnelee@gmail.com


Education
2017   MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010   BAFA, Fine Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2018   The Break Before the Swell, LightSource, San Francisco, CA

Two Person Exhibitions
2018  Meeting Place, with Nkiruka Oparah, LAND AND SEA, Oakland, CA
          Deep Horizon, with Richard Jonathan Nelson, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017  Eleven and a Half Hours, with Shirin AbediniradAggregate Space, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018   Futurescape Spells Billboard Project, Oakland, CA (various locations)
New Psychedelics, Humble Arts Foundation, Online
           RELAY 2, Slide Space 123 / Mills College, Oakland, CA
           CCA Gala, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2017   The Black Infinity, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH
           An Idea of a Boundary, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
           Set on Freedom (Screening), Queens Museum, Queens, NY
           Have Your Own / Tenga Tu Propio, DTA, New York, NY
           I Expected Something Up Out of the Water Not the Shadow in the Wave That Rose, MFA Thesis Exhibition,
           Fused Space, San Francisco, CA
           Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
           Back to the Garden, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
           Hold, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
           MFA Now 2017, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
           30th Annual Barclay Simpson MFA Award Exhibition, Wattis Institute Perry Family Event Center, San Francisco, CA
2016   13x13x13, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
           The Reconsidered Landscape, Perry and Carlson, Mount Vernon, WA
           Photography is Magic, Curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
2015   Outside Ourselves, Ourselves Outside, 1340 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
2013   Transition, The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2010   Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Aster Tide Auk, Potential Life Studios, Rochester, NY

Awards & Honors
2016   Barclay Simpson Award
           California College of the Arts / Anderson Ranch Residency Program, Snowmass, CO
2011   Photography Fellow, Baxter Street @ Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Curatorial
2012   Young, Gifted, and Black: Transforming Visual Media, co-curated with Shanté Cozier, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography
On land, landscape, and representation, interview by Christina Wiles in conjunction with the exhibition The Break Before the Swell, June 2018
Wolfman New Life Quarterly, Issue #2, April 2018
An Idea of a Boundary, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2018
Critic's Pick, Artforum, November 2017
Making Iran and Oakland Feel Like the Same Place, KQED Arts, September 2017
10 Fall 2017 Exhibitions Not to Be Missed, San Francisco Chronicle, August 2017
we are not citizens / we are magicians, Simon Fraser University Press

Teaching
Fall 2018          Lecturer, Undergraduate Photography, Stanford University
                        Adjunct Faculty, Undergraduate Photography, San Francisco Art Institute
Spring 2018     Lecturer, Undergraduate Photography, California College of the Arts
Fall 2017          Lecturer, Undergraduate Photography, California College of the Arts
Spring 2017     California College of the Arts, Teaching Assistant, History of Photography
Fall 2016          California College of the Arts, Teaching Assistant, Dialogues & Practices (graduate course)
Spring 2016     California College of the Arts, Teaching Assistant, Core Studio 2D: Text, Image, Content