Bio

S. Lee Robinson (Sheri Lee Robinson) is an American Abstract Painter currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. Born in St. Louis and raised in California, S. Lee graduated with a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she discovered abstract art and its place in her world. Her primary mediums are oil on canvas and ink on paper. Influences span from, but are not limited to, William Turner, 1950’s Bay Area painters such as David Park and Jay DeFeo and the New York School, with Robert Motherwell being her favorite.

S. Lee credits her artistry to having grown up in a nurturing creative family surrounded by musical instruments and art supplies that allowed and encouraged her to fully tap into her creativity starting at a very young age. Accordingly, her ability to express that creativity grew quickly and freely.

“My artmaking process has evolved into a type of spiritual practice where I am able to express what I am not able to see with my eyes, but rather what I am feeling with my heart.  Abstract painting and automatic drawing are the perfect vehicles for me to further explore my ability to see with my eyes closed, and to share the deepest parts of myself with my viewers. It’s that connection, that wonder, which happens when someone is really drawn into a painting, and the ability to communicate with others in this silent and powerful way, that drives me forward in life. Some have said that connection is overrated, but that’s not the case with me. I fully crave it and think others do, too. I paint because I have to. Anything else I attempt does not fulfill me or make my head and heart sing the way I need them to.”


EDUCATION
San Francisco Art Institute  1985-1989     BA Painting
San Francisco State University  1984-1985

2017

Keystone Art Space Open Studios Exhibition

Los Angeles,CA

2017

Exquisite Pintoressco

Collaborative group exhibition

Keystone Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

2016

Colin Fisher Studios
Sculpture Exhibit Reinvention and Form
Palm Springs, CA

Open House Art Salon
Solo Exhibition-Los Angeles, CA

2013

JTAG Palm Springs Pop Up Show
Modernism Week
Palm Springs, CA

JTAG Gallery
Places - Group Show
Joshua Tree, CA

Arzo Nazamy
Collaborations with Leslie Mah and Inbal Rubin
San Francisco, CA

Highest Form Gallery
Paintings
Palm Springs, CA

 2009

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
LA2OC Emphasis Extreme - Group Show
Santa Ana, CA

Phyllis Stein Art
Group Exhibition of Works on Paper
Santa Ana, CA

Phyllis Stein Art
Solo Exhibition - New Paintings & Drawings
Santa Ana, CA

 2008

Create:Fixate
“Gallery AMP  Art.Music.Politics” - Group Show
Los Angeles, CA

Echo Curio Gallery
Group Show
Los Angeles, CA

Gallery 825
Los Angeles Art Show
Los Angeles, CA

 2007

Gallery 825
LAAA Open Show
West Hollywood, CA

Create:Fixate
“Reunion” - Group Show
Los Angeles, CA

Cowboy Gallery
Solo Exhibition
Los Angeles, CA

Create:Fixate
“Down to Earth”
Los Angeles, CA

Pharmaka Art LA
“Reunion” - Group Show
Los Angeles, CA

McGinty's Gallery at the End of the World
Group Show
Altadena, CA

Missa Negra Gallery
Solo Exibition featuring selected paintings from 1987 - 2007
Los Angeles, CA

2006 McGinty's Gallery at the End of the World, Group Show - Los Angeles, CA

2002 - 2009 Gibson Showroom - Los Angeles, CA

2001 Harmony Gallery, Group Show - Los Angeles, CA

1998 Pasadena Showcase House of Design - Pasadena, CA

1997 A Different Light Bookstore - San Francisco, CA

1996  Red Doras Cafe  San Francisco, CA

1993  Adobe Bookstore - San Francisco, CA

1990  Diego Rivera Gallery - San Francisco, CA

1990  York Street Group Exhibition - San Francisco, CA

1990  Robinson And Gilman Collaboration - Oakland, CA

1988  Precious Products Group Show - San Francisco, CA

1987  Soul Machine Exhibit - San Francisco, CA

 

 

Patrons Include:

P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes  David and Jordyn Grohl Andrew and Rebecca Apfelberg  Nat Sherman  Taylor Hawkins  Ted Elliot  Barry Levinson  Polly Jean Harvey  Jorjee Douglass  Guillermo Valdez  Ricardo Ramirez  Rama Stagner  William Brent Bell  Chuck Reed  Mark and Judy Kahn  Allan Kass Spencer Rosenheck  Betsee Isenberg  Lucy Salhany  Allan and Rochelle Gerson  Lester and Yolanda Zackler  James and Patricia Greenwood  Laurie Younger  Joel Berman  Kennon Earl  Cory Lovick  Claudine Magre  Susann Thomason Tunick  Michael Tunick  Stanford and Jaqueline Blum  Andrew Robinson  Hoshi Hana  L.E.I. Jeans  Christy Schaefer