Lee Ann lives where she was born and reared, near the shores of Lake MI. She is the founder of Norris Creek Printmaking Studio and currently teaches at Muskegon Community College. Lee Ann’s formal art education began at Grand Valley State University, MI (BFA) and at Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan (MFA).
“I find sanctuary in nature, my most common theme-and the indelible marks of daily life subconsciously come through in my prints. Occasionally I begin a plate working directly from nature, then resolve it in the studio, attempting to retain the spontaneity and freshness of patterns and textures that lured me out of the studio. In my other prints one can easily see common objects take on new meaning, a marble that holds a landscape, a worn marble bag that is posturing like a figure. Once the first mark is made, it becomes a collaboration between myself and the plate. Layers, surface textures evolve, irregularity and imperfections-like life, eventually find meaning and place. I work in hand pulled multi-print media techniques of intaglio, woodblock, and lithography.”
Lee Ann’s exhibitions:
She has had prints juried into over 100 International, National, Statewide, and Regional exhibitions, including; 2nd Annual New York Miniature Print Exhibit Manhattan Graphics,NY, NY; 2011, Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial; The Old Print Shop Gallery, NY, NY; Art Students League, NY, NY; International Society of Experimental Artists, Florida, California and Wales, England; All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI; MI Arts All Media, Holland, MI; 86th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, MI; All Michigan, Muskegon Museum of Art; ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI.
Society of American Graphic Artists
South West Michigan Printmakers
International Society of Experimental Artists, Nautilus Fellowship Member
Mid American Print Council
117 Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Art Cats Gallery, Lakeside, MI
Muskegon Museum of Art Store, Muskegon, MI