Lee lives and works in the suburbs of Canberra, Australia. Her work explores the way in which migrant communities adapt to new cultural environments in Australia as well as the way in which the host community receives them. She is interested in the ways cultural and social representations of identity are expressed in every day community life.
Since 2005, Lee has exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney), the Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne), the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) and the Queensland Centre for Photography (Brisbane) amongst others. She has twice been a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Head On Alternative Portrait Prize, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Prize, Critical Mass 09 as well as Sony/ACMP’s Projections (which she won). In 2010, Lee was awarded the prestigious Bowness Photography Prize.
Lee has been featured in numerous books including Fuji 10×100 and the Big City Press monograph Hijacked Volume 2: Australia and Germany. Her first book Belco Pride was recently published by Au.thentic Press and she has been featured in numerous online zines and blogs. Lee’s work is held in the National Library of Australia, the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery as well as numerous private collections.
Lee joined Oculi in 2012.