Eric Lee

Eric Lee


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Eric Lee is a self taught, abstract painter, whose works consist of back painted frameless glass paintings and functional art. Eric pioneered the process with an innovative method that seals the back of glass surfaces against damage from moisture and abrasion. The treatment has the additional benefit of creating an airtight backing.

Eric spent roughly 20 years as a technical consultant to some of the world’s leading architectural design firms and worked on a wide array of projects, including the Guggenheim Soho, Armand Hammer, and Andy Warhol museums, among others. Eric’s involvement in numerous noteworthy “art related” architectural projects undoubtedly has had an impact on his evolution as an artist. Eric credits his career working within the design community as the source of his inspiration.

“I feel I spent most of my adult life developing my aesthetic sensibility. Until now, the influences on my work have been largely from outside the art world. I also find myself being energized and challenged as I seek to find my path in art…trying to stay true to the songs that sing to me.”

Artist statement

My approach to painting reflects my philosophy about aesthetics in general...that the key to what "works"... and by the same token doesn't work for me, lies in the transitions. The effective juxtaposition of what may seem to be conflicting or incompatible colors, may lie in the way they blend... how one handles the segue.

As my work evolves, I seek to explore that core concept...the effect of blending and transition from one color, form...and even material to another.

I suppose that in a broad sense, this is my worldview as well. That the key to things working between people of various groups...differing genders, religions, national origins, sexual preferences...and colors, lies in our ability to see the beauty inherent in each...allowing them to be who they are and our willingness to see the beauty in the subtlety that connects us.

Corporate/Commercial clients (partial listing)

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Aesthetic Dermatology
American Girl
Boldt Construction
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Center Club
Condell Hospital
DeNovo Global Technologies
Ess Elle Boutique
Fifield Companies
Fields BMW
Four Seasons Baltimore
Goldberg Kohn
Hayashi Restaurant
Hines Real Estate Interests
Houston Center
Kenall Corporation
Lakeview Athletic Club
Lulay Law Offices
Memorial Hospital
Minds Eye Research

  North Shore Surgical Associates
Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
Sage 400 Japanese Restaurant
Schiff Hardin
St Clare Hospital
St Elizabeth Hospital
Sub Zero/Wolf
Sysco Foods
Twall Properties
Village of Buffalo Grove
Wellmark International
Zinq Design Build

Private clients
Significant collections both domestically and abroad.

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