Abbreviated Artist/Curator's Resume
Born 1978, USA; Lives and works in Dubai, UAE
2007 Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, focus in photography/digital art; Cal State University Long Beach
2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Photography (cum laude); University of Florida; Gainesville
SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014-- Associate Professor of Studio Art; American University in Dubai
2014 Principal Lecturer in Photography; Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
2007-2013 Assistant Professor of Photography and Intermedia; Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Rise and Retreat; Sammaki Gallery; Battambang, Cambodia
2009 Re/Move; Foto, kino i video savez Vojvodine; Novi Sad, Serbia
2008 Own; Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life; Indianapolis, Indiana
2006 Self-Organized Mapping; Werby Gallery; Long Beach, California
SELECTED COMMISSIONS/PUBLIC ART
2018 Ishara: Signs, Symbols, and Shared Languages; Concrete, Alserkal Avenue Arts District, Dubai; via UAE
Unlimited, curated by Karim Sultan
2016 Just Deserts; Sikka Art Fair; Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai; via Dubai Culture
2015 Pipeline; GMIS Launch; Al Ain, UAE; via UAE Ministry of Economy and UNIDO
2015 Water Works; Sikka Art Fair; Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai; via Dubai Culture
2014 Time Lapsed; Indianapolis International Airport
2013 Mapping Mendenhall Glacier by Kayak 1 (Block); Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Center, Indianapolis
2011 Plymouth, Also; DXDX; Plymouth, England, UK
2007-2008 Timed-Exposure; 31 S Meridian, Indianapolis, Indiana; via the Arts Council of Indianapolis
2017 Inverse Performance Arts Festival; Northwest Arkansas, USA
Transvideo: Borderless Image; Diagonal Gallery; Santurce, Puerto Rico
Quoz Arts Festival; Warehouse 61; Al Serkal Arts District; Dubai
2016 Samples 2016 // Transvideo: Borderless Image; Aalto University Learning Centre; Finland
Conquistadores de lo inútil: Happy little trees, pretty little mountains…; diorama gallery, Mexico City
Festes de Gràcia VIII; UntitledBCN; Barcelona, Spain
Seven; UntitledBCN; Barcelona, Spain
2015 Liquid Cities: Video Art Festival; XY Gallery, New York City
Innovation Week; American University in Dubai
2014 The Right to Read: Censorship and Grove Press; The Kinsey Institute; Bloomington, Indiana
Wanderlust; Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery
Let’s Talk about Love, Baby; Byers Gallery; Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio
2013 Banned Books Re-Covered; Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library; Indianapolis, Indiana
Shipp Kipp; The Bureau at the Hinge Building; Indianapolis, Indiana
The Self-Portrait Show; Indianapolis Arts Council 924 Gallery
Love Library; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
2012 End of the World; Indy Indie Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana
2011 Chopped and Stretched; Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska; Curated by Angeles Cossio & Jeff Thompson
Histories/Memories; Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival; Chicago, Illinois; curated by Drew Noble
2010 Barcelona Art Contemporani 11; Casa D’Art Santa Maria; Barcelona, Spain
Bewegterwind-Turbulenzen; Nationalparkzentrum Kellerwald; Vohl, Germany
Art Inspired by Science; Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University; Ashland, Oregon
2009 Glimpse of LA Photography; José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College; California
Pilgrimages Through the Centuries; LeFevre Gallery, Ohio State University Newark
Low Lives; FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Florida, and labotanica,
Houston, TX (concurrent live performance telecast) juried by Jorge Rojas
Mind the Gap; Harrison Center for the Arts; Indianapolis, Indiana
New Media Show; IU Kokomo Art Gallery; Kokomo, Indiana
2008 Bewegterwind-der Wind Formt; Twistetal-Gembeck, Hesse, Germany
Borderlands; South Seattle Community College Gallery; Washington
2007 Backscatter: All Photography Show; Create:Fixate Gallery, Hollywood, California
In-Edit Fesitval; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photography as Witness; University of Maine Art Gallery
LA’s Insurgents; Salon Oblique, Venice, California
2006 Open 2006; Gallery 825; Los Angeles, California; Juror: Ann Philbin, Hammer Museum
Art, Technology, and Society; Digital Media Center; Santa Ana, California
OneMinute Film & Video Festival; Aarau, Switzerland
VideoMinutoPopTV; Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci; Prato, Italy
2005 The Show; Drawing & Painting Foyer, University of California Irvine
Los Angeles Art Festival; 305 Mateo
SELECTED CURATORIAL WORK
2018 Curator; On this night, for the first time, something will happen…; Jean Paul Najar Foundation
Museum, Alserkal Avenue Arts District, Dubai
2016 Curator; Photography Live Student Exhibition; Dubai World Trade Center
2014 Co-Organizer; Feelings International Video Experience; American University in Dubai
2013 Curator; Eco-Logic: Artists' take on Environmental Changes; SpaceCamp MicroGallery; Indianapolis
Co-Curator; Double Vision II-A Multi-Channel Video Festival; Herron School of Art
2011-2012 Curator; Mapable; SpaceCamp MicroGallery; Indianapolis, Indiana
2011 Curator; TPS Reports: Performance Documents; SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Indianapolis
Curator; Aerospacial; Frank and Katrina Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
2009 Curator; One Performative Night; Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis
2008 Curator; LA2ND; Biscuits and Gravy Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana
2005 Co-Curator/Founder; Greater LA MFA Exhibition (GLAMFA); Cal State Long Beach
SELECTED ARTICLES BY OTHERS (PERSONAL WORK)
2018 Joyti Kalsi, “The art of communicating”, Gulf News, March 7. (images)
Melissa Gronlund, “On how we communicate in the polyglot Gulf”, The National, March 7. (images)
Anna Seaman, “Ishara: Signs, Symbols and Shared Languages”, Art Africa, March 8. (images)
2017 “Flounder Lee: Videos”, LandEscape, Spring. (images)
2015 Dhanusha Gokulan, “Sikka Art Ushers in Two-Month Art Season”, Khaleej Times, 17 March 2015. (image)
Muhammad Yusuf, “Three’s Company”, The Gulf Today, 19 March 2015.
2014 Stigmart Team, “Flounder Lee”, Video Focus, 8th edition, Stigmart10 Press, October 2014. (images)
Fari Bradley, “Interference: New Media Art”, Six Pillars, Resonance 104.4FM London, UK.
2013 Jim Simmons, “Banned Books Week”, Art of the Matter TV, Episode 201, PBS/WFYI, November 5, 2013.
2011 Dan Grossman, “Flounder Lee’s Big Adventure”, NUVO, 30 November 2011. (cover, feature)
Travis DiNicola, "Flounder Lee", Art of the Matter, NPR, WFYI, Indianapolis, December 16-17, radio.
2010 Gretchen Becker, “Test Fest challenged artists…”, Indianapolis Star, October 21.
2009 Ana Manojlovic, Interview for Art-Box. Panonija RTV, Novi Sad, Serbia. April 2.
Michael Corbin, “Flounder Lee”, AbsoluteArts.com, April 4. (image)
2008 “Kunst im Wind”, Eider-Diemel TIPP, Nr. 33; August 16.
Jonathan Crow, “Flounder Lee”, TheMapRoom.com; July 14.
2007 “Photography as Documentary”, Ellsworth American, March 26.
Alicia Anstead; “UMaine show puts focus on 'Witness'”, Bangor Daily News, March 9.
2006 Queena Kim, “New Art”, Interview on Off Ramp, KPCC Radio: Pasadena, California, Dec 30.
Kimberly Beil, “Open Show”, Review in Flavorpill LA Issue 198, December 12.
SELECTED ARTICLES BY OTHERS (CURATORIAL WORK)
2013 Stacey Mickelbart, “Review: Eco-Logic at SpaceCamp MicroGallery”, NUVO, 7 March 2013. (image)
2012 Janet Schneider, “First Friday at SpaceCamp MicroGallery”, Indianapolis Star, 7 September 2012. (video)
Dan Grossman, “Jordan Bernier, 'Slow Motions'”, NUVO, 13 March 2012. (image)
2011 Dan Grossman, “Review: 'Mapable' at SpaceCamp Gallery”, NUVO, 6 December 2011. (image)
Joseph Williams, “Review: Aerospacial at the Herron”, NUVO, 21 March 2011. (image)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS BY ME
2016 Estabrak Al Ansari; Tribe: Photography and New Media from the Arab World; Issue 3; November.
Lydia Ourahmane: Challenging Systems; Tribe: Photo and New Media from the Arab World; Issue 2; March.
2015 Sea Level Rise Work; Artworksforchange.org; Summer 2015
2012 US-Tribal Treaties: December 26th, 1854; So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut
Memorial Library: Volume 1; Fall 2012
2011 Report from Venice: IMA's Venice Biennale; NUVO; 9 June 2011. (image)
SELECTED GUEST LECTURES/CONFERENCE PANELS
2017 Changing Lenses: Photography and New Media from the Arab World; CAA Conference; NYC; Panel.
2016 out|side: scholarly approaches to art; The Jamjar; Dubai; Panel.
Looking at your Past to Plan Long-Term; Photography Live; Dubai World Trade Center.
2014 Interference; The Farjam Foundation; Dubai, UAE; Gallery walkthrough for exhibition
2012 Intersections: Art, Science, and the Environment; Mid America CAA panelist; Detroit, Michigan
2011 Flounder Lee: Grad School and Beyond; University of Alaska South
2010 7 Simultaneous Lecturers: Indy Arts and Globalization; Clowes Auditorium at Indianapolis Central Library
2008 Remapping History; Mid America CAA panel co-chair with Sarah Kanouse
The Role of Classical Practices in the Digital Age; Mid America Print Council panelist
Grenzwanderung; Nationalparkzentrum; Herzhausen, Germany
2018 Listhus Arist Residency, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland (forthcoming)
2017 Tentacles/Surface Arts Residency; Bangkok, Thailand
2016-2017 Campus Art Dubai; Core Member (6-month program by Art Dubai)
2016 UntitledBCN Artist Residency; Barcelona, Spain
2015 Odysseys Artist Residency; San Ramon, Costa Rica
2014 Al Ghurair Centre Commission; Travelsound; Finalist
2012-2013 IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Grant; Curating Environmental Art; PI
2012 New Frontiers Exploratory Traveling Fellowship; Sea Level Rise in Thailand; PI
2011 Research Support Funds Grant; Lens-Based Mapping of the Juneau Icefield Glacial Retreat; PI
2009 Overseas Study Program Development Grants, IU OVPIA; World Studio, Hesse, Germany; Co-PI
2008 New Frontiers Exploratory Traveling Fellowship through a Lilly Endowment; Remap, Reclaim Europe
SELECTED COLLECTIONS AND PORTFOLIOS
UAE Unlimited/Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction; Bloomington, Indiana
Jeremy Efroymson; Indianapolis, Indiana
Common Terrain Portfolio
Private Collections, Los Angeles