Tonya D. Lee
Tonya D. Lee is a painter searching for a reflective painting process focused on methods that stifle impulse, embrace stagnation, and force self-awareness. Her obsessions with materiality are used to explore form and color as an echo of the present overlapping past moments. Using digital and analog methods to construct compositions from drawings, Lee aims to capture the ephemeral qualities of the visual world. Lee has exhibited her work throughout the U.S., including Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and J. Johnson Gallery. Her extensive background in higher education includes Instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Assistant Professor of Art Foundations at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Instructor at Fairfield and Monmouth Universities. Currently, she is the Instructional Technology and Online Learning Coordinator at Moore College of Art and Design. Lee holds an MFA degree in painting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and is an MEd candidate in Learning, Design, and Technology at Pennsylvania State University.