Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Lee Grant is an Australian photographer who lives and works in Australia and Asia. She is best known for her exploration of migrant identity against the backdrop of Australian suburbia. Her often formal, colour-portraiture examines identity integration and inhabited landscapes. In doing so, Lee frequently divulges the changing cultural face of Australia. She uses photography as a means of transcending language barriers, revealing aspects of identity, displacement and belonging otherwise in danger of going unnoticed. As a Korean-Australian Lee’s work is in part autobiographical – a means of navigating and interpreting her own identity and heritage, as well as an instrument to inform and inspire broader audiences.
Lee has exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney), the Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne) and the National Portrait Gallery amongst others and she has won several photography awards including the prestigious William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize in 2010.
In 2012, Lee published her first book, Belco Pride. Her photographs are included in the collections of Parliament House Canberra, the National Library of Australia, the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery as well as numerous private collections.
From 2012-2014, Lee was a member of the Australian photo-collective, Oculi. She is currently represented by Institute for Artist Management.
Lee is currently working on projects in Australia and Korea. She has a degree in Anthropology and a Masters in Visual Art from the Australian National University.