Lee Brock 
Artist Statement: I am fascinated by the two ways humans use line, shape and color to communicate. One is to build precise, measured alphabets and symbols to codify our verbal languages. The other is the primal, spontaneous use of line, shape and color by artists creating non-objective art. I have been exploring this abstract expression for years using many mediums and processes. Recently I added digital "painting" to my repertoire. As an artist who has always worked quickly I find this new media exciting and satisfying. I am presenting these new media, limited edition prints on a number of substrates including high gloss white aluminum.


PINWHEEL Series Statement: The pieces in this series are collages made from my own paintings on paper that I have mounted on 1.5 x 12 x 12" wood panels. I started this series at the beginning of the Covid-19 troubles in March, 2020. I often rework my paintings until I feel like they are finished. I found that making these pinwheel designs was a satisfying way to complete those unfinished works. It was uncomfortable cutting up paintings but I had to trust in the process. I am happy with these joyful and interesting results.


NOTES ON DIGITAL COLLECTIONS


Paris Collection: "In 2015 while I was traveling in France I started designing my abstract digital postcards on my iPad. This was the inception of a growing number of digital image collections I am working on. I lived in Europe as a teen learning that in such a condensed area with many languages good graphics are very important. I find French graphic design often proves that there is no reason why beauty and humor can't be part of that important process. Oh, yes...and the food! " Lee Brock


Miami Collection: "I have lived in Fort Lauderdale for over ten years. This collection is not only about Miami but all of South Florida — a place where the leaves on the trees are bigger than me, the clouds glow orange and pink, Celia Cruz is a saint, I-95 never sleeps and just over there are the Everglades and over there is the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world and just down there Cuba...lively, bright and hot South Florida." Lee Brock


Jali Collection: "I have named this collection after the architectural element jali that was developed to provide ventilation, light and temperature control in harsh desert climates - often beautifully decorated. Jali are also used to screen off women who must live in "purdah", the practice among certain Muslim and Hindu societies of keeping women sequestered, apart from public spaces in buildings. Jali – secrets, veils...beautiful, perplexing..." Lee Brock


New York Collection: "I lived in NYC for most of the 1980's, worked in hotel and restaurant kitchens, making art at home. The city is indelibly etched in my memory - the angular rhythm of the buildings and the subway...the jazz that was born there - Monk...the art - Pollack...the food - Gray's Papaya...a herd of Yellow Taxis - run!...the rivers, the museums, the Village Voice..." Lee Brock


Bio: My family is from a very small town in Northwest Texas. As a teenager I lived in Europe soaking in history, artwork and the culture through schooling and personal adventures. Upon returning to the US I continued my art education for a few years, however I decided to have a culinary career and made art with food for 25 years. In 2013 I graduated with high honors from the Broward College Graphic Design Technology program in Fort Lauderdale. My art work has been shown in museums, art associations and galleries in Provincetown, MA, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL.


Trade Shows & Exhibitions:

2021 Ongoing display at South Florida Symphony Orchestra headquarters

2021 March art13 with the Central City Alliance and Little Free Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2020 April - Ongoing 2021 PRICELESS group exhibit GALLERYone, Hilton DoubleTree Suites, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2020 March art13 with the Central City Alliance and Little Free Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2020 January artDISCOURSE Series Ft. Lauderdale Art & Design Week, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2019 November South Florida Symphony headquarters a solo show Japan Collection

2019 April - July FLOW group exhibit GALLERYone, Hilton DoubleTree Suites, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2018 December ICFF South Florida International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2018 June, Curator of the 9th annual DBA (Doing Business As) Avant-Garde at  ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale

2018 April, GALLERYone, Art&Soul, juried, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2018 March-May, Making New Impressions, juried, Bonnet House Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2017-2018 Williams McCall Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2017 November, One Year on the Drive, da Fonseca Contemporanea, Wilton Manors, FL

2017 November, Layers, juried, 1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts, Ft.Lauderdale, FL

2017-2018 Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2017 June, 9th annual DBA (Doing Business As) Chrysalis: A Time of Change at ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2017 May, Prints! Paper! Photography! Williams McCall Gallery@FrameWorks, Coconut Grove, FL
2017 March-May, Making New Impressions, Bonnet House Museum,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2017 January-February, The Shape of Things, da Fonseca Contemporanea, Wilton Manors, FL

2016 December, MercadoMix,  House of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016-2017 Williams McCall Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2016 July, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2016 March, Fashion+Art+Music Night, Williams McCall Gallery@FrameWorks,
Coconut Grove, FL

2015-2016 Williams McCall Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2015 November, Abstractions, juried, Honorable Mention Award, Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015 March, Impressions, juried, The Bonnet House Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  

2014 February, Black and White, juried, Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014 December, Winter Spectacular, juried, Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014-2015 Williams McCall Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2014 May-September at Patty DeLuca Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2013 March, Impressions, juried, Bonnet House Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2013 February, Tri-County Biennial Competition & Exhibit Group Show Art Serve,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2009 April, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, juried show

2005 to 2009 various juried shows and open member shows at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, MA

Education: 2014 Silkscreen Printing with Vicky Tomayko, Fine Arts Work Center,
Provincetown, MA

2010 - 2013 Graduated with Honors, Graphic Design Technology program, Broward College,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2009 Painting and printmaking at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown 
and Castle Hill in Truro, MA

2008 Watercolor, Bonnet House Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2007 Oil painting and watercolor, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Modern Art, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2006 -1980 Studied independently with a number of artists exploring oil painting, faux finishing, and silkscreen printing in Provincetown, 
New York and San Francisco.
1978 Figure drawing, Art Students League New York, NY
1977 Fine art studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX
1976 Painting, drawing, art history, California at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA