2019 exhibit 2 artist
Nathan Lee is a well known visual artist and art activist from Oklahoma. He is the founder of Inclusion in Art and is best known for his efforts towards creating a more racially diverse art community in Oklahoma. Lee is also the co-producer of the groundbreaking film “TRANSCEND” which explores the lives and creative process of five Black artists living and working in Oklahoma. “TRANSCEND” is the first Oklahoma film to focus on the Black creative class in the state and the first to document artists from the Black Visual Arts Movement now being experienced in Oklahoma.
Quietly observing nature and the people in my life, I use a rich lyrical language of color, shape, form and balance. Through my paintings my intent is to bring about a meaning that is spiritual, organic, and whimsical. I find happiness and release in my paintings, and the abstract compositions allow for a freedom of interpretation. My paintings don’t aim to convey a narrative, but rather they invite the viewer to experience a reflection of their own life meaning.