Rozana Lee is a multidisciplinary New Zealand artist, of Indonesian-Chinese heritage who centres her research and practice on the creation of contemplative space where cultural dynamism can be felt as togetherness or belonging, without being grounded in homogeneity. She holds an MFA with First Class Honours from Elam School of Fine Arts and a BVA from AUT. Recent exhibitions include Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania, Christchurch Art Gallery (2020-2022), Home is Anywhere in the World, Meanwhile, Wellington (2020), New Work, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland (2020), Project 2020: Space as Substance, Auckland Art Fair (2020), Future Flowering, Play_Station, Wellington (2020), Reconfigure(d), Guangzhou, China (2019), Belonging, Window Gallery, Auckland (2019) and Two Oceans at Once, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland (2019).
Lee has been a finalist in a number of New Zealand art awards; Wallace Art Awards (2019, 2018), Parkin Prize Drawing Award (2019, 2016), Molly Morpeth Canaday Award: Painting & Drawing (2017, 2015), Estuary Art and Ecology Prize Awards (2018, 2017) and Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award (2017, 2016). She was the joint-winner of People’s Choice Award, Estuary Art and Ecology Prize Awards 2018 and Runner-up for Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Water Colour Awards 2018. Lee attended two artist residencies in Asia: Instinc Singapore (2016) and Making Space, Guangzhou, China (2019). She is part of the current curatorial team of Window Gallery, The University of Auckland. Her works are held in private collections overseas and in New Zealand, including the Wallace Arts Trust and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
Recent Reviews, Interviews and Publications:
Home is Anywhere in the World, exhibition review, Art New Zealand, Summer 2020- 2021, pg. 42.