Sandra Eula Lee
New York | Beijing

Two waters is a project I created for the Chinese-European Art Center in Xiamen, which traveled to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Art Space Pool in Seoul. Nominated for a Smithsonian Institute Artist Research Fellowship and the Sindoh Artist Support Program in Seoul, Two waters is a place I created for reflecting on the changed historical landscape.

My recent work has grown from living and working in Beijing neighborhoods, places where I’ve experienced urgent issues related to the gaining and loss of space. Daily observations informed my perspective, inspired by the power of creating place through small acts of ”garden making”. I take a wide view on what a garden can be, which often includes non-plant materials and constructions. I watch for the intention that expresses a person’s relationship with the landscape. Though some may consider gardens ephemeral, I believe these are acts of place making that continually exist. They are human expressions that will always be found, despite development, demolition and change in the environment.

My work has been a TIME OUT NEW YORK Critic's Pick, and written about in The New York Times, Artnet Magazine, Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar Seoul, World Journal, and Trendebeheer, among others. I'm currently Course Director for a Masters Preparation program in Beijing, a collaboration with Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London. This course helps bridge the gap between learning models in art and design, through discussion and critical studies.


The Book of Stamps is on view at Wu Jin Bookshop, Beijing, Arrow Factory

Dada Post, Berlin, Group Exhibition
October 20-November 11, 2012

VOLTA NY with HomeBase Project, Booth #PO-2
March 8-11, 2012

2012 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Nominee, Smithsonian, Washington DC

Time Out New York, Critic's Pick

Interview on "Two Waters"

Feature in Harper's Bazaar, Seoul and

2012 SINAP Art Award Nominee, Sindoh Artist Support Program, Seoul
Panel: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dongyeon Koh