Lee Wilkes

Lee Wilkes

  • Artist’s Statement

    Lee Wilkes is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist working with oil painting. Lee’s emotive landscapes blur time, space and memory. Ambiguous horizon lines blend boundaries between land, sea and sky; and his rugged scenes conjure impermanence and transformation via painted repetitions, reflections and abstraction.

  • Biography

    Lee Wilkes is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist working with oil painting. Lee’s emotive landscapes blur time, space and memory. Ambiguous horizon lines blend boundaries between land, sea and sky; and his rugged scenes conjure impermanence and transformation via painted repetitions, reflections and abstraction.

  • Awards

    2021 - Milburn Art Prize - Finalist - Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane, QLD.
    - Lethbridge Landscape Prize - Salon des Refuses - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    - Vasse Art Award - Finalist - Vasse, Western Australia.
    - Glover Prize - Finalist - Evandale, Tasmania.
    - Abstraction Art Prize - Second prize - Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2020 - John Leslie Art Prize - Finalist - Gippsland Art Gallery, Gippsland, Victoria.
    - Abstraction Art Prize - Finalist - Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2015 - Linden Postcard Prize - Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Victoria.

  • Exhibitions

    EDUCATION
    2017 - Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture – School of Art and Design, Curtin University.

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2020 - Retracing Steps - Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2019 - Waiting in the shadows of morning - The Field - M|Arts Precinct – NSW.
    - Waiting in the shadows of morning - Maverick Art Space - Coolangatta, QLD.
    - Reflect (Refract) - Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2017 - Repose (and pursue) - Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2016 - Caricatured (and true) - Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2015 - Low Pressure (closing in) - Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2022 - Wild Blue Yonder - PhotoAccess - Huw Davies Galleries - Canberra, ACT.
    - Paired - Side Gallery - Brisbane, QLD.
    2021 - Second Bloom - Plexus Gallery - Bib ‘n’ Brace Collective, Brisbane, QLD.
    - Mutual Intent - Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD.
    - Look At/Look Through - Byron School of Art - Mullumbimby, NSW.
    2020 - The Heartbeat of Health - Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
    - Boiling Point - The Third Quarter, Brisbane, QLD.
    2018 - First Impressions : The Valley of Skies - Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.
    2015 - Young Blood - Red Sea Gallery - Fortitude Valley, QLD.
    - Emerging Contemporaries - Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD.

  • Website

    https://www.plexusgallery.com/leewilkes

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Lee Wilkes

Span (tied to the horizon)
84 x 80 x 1 cm Oil on dibond $1,800.00

Lee Wilkes

Untitled (Caricature)
71 x 71 x 1 cm Oil on board $1,800.00