Artist Statement

The physical act of painting has been a way for me to connect with my inner landscape.  The resulting work is a confluence of that inner landscape and the natural world of ocean marshes and rain forests of the Pacific Northwest.  Conceptually, I am influenced by Sumi brushwork and the Mystic Painters of the Northwest.  This body of work has been inspired by the trees that grow in and around the marshes I have walked and experienced.  Trees reign as a metaphor for the human experience --- pristine, damaged, cloaked, alone and together.  My painting process is a combination of careful planning and intuitive spontaneity working in oil glazes and velaturas on canvas to create subtle textural landscapes.  As trees and landscape emerge from these multilayered surfaces may you be immersed in the visual poetry of our observable world.  

 

Artist Bio

American Artist, Lee Mohr, is known for otherworldly abstract landscapes inspired by the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Alaska, Mohr has always been immersed in the natural world.  

Mohr's education in the arts began at an early age, growing up she was mentored by Alaskan artist, Joan Kickbush.  She received her BFA from Western Washington University, MLA in Fine Art and Business Management from Alaska Pacific University, Certification in Art Management from the AMICI Institute in Boston, MA. and Design Degree from the San Francisco Interior Design Institute. While attending Western she worked with other art students and notable artist, Lloyd Hamrol in the design and creation of a permanent sculpture, "Log Ramps", at Western. She has also studied and participated in a performance art piece created and directed by Judy Chicago at Western.  During her art career she has studied with notable artists, Keith Appel, George Bishop and Samaj.  

 

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Education

MLA - Business and Fine Art, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK.

BFA - Sculpture, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. 

Interior Design Certification - San Francisco Interior Design Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Art Management Certification, AMICI Institute, Endicott College, Boston, MA.

Solo Exhibitions

2007  "Solace", Baas Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2005 "Mirage", Baas Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2003 "Contemplative Vistas", Baas Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2002 "Messages", Art Forte, Kirkland, WA.

2001 "Forbes Creek Reflections", Bailey Boushay House, Seattle, WA., Baas Art Gallery

1999 "New Works", Meloy Gallery, Bellingham, WA.

1998 "Paintings - A Journey", Meloy Gallery, Bellingham, WA. 

1993 "Wild Environment", Kirkland City Hall, Kirkland, WA. 

1992 "Waterfalls", Apt. Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.

1991 "Trees", Metropolitan Tower East Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Upstream People's Gallery, Internet Gallery "Landscapes", Special Recognition Award

2007 Arts West, West Seattle, WA., "Landscapes of Serenity"

2006 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA., Expressions Northwest Multi-State Juried Exhibit

2003 International Art Expo, Miami, Florida

2003 SunRiver Lodge Gallery, SunRiver, Oregon

2002 Meloy and Company Gallery, Bellingham, WA. "The Landscape"

1998 Baas Art Gallery, Seattle, WA., Holiday Annual Exhibit

Berkley Public Library, Berkley, CA. "Temporary Quarters"

1997 Johnson Gallery, Denver, CO., Mesa State National Juried Exhibit

Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA.

1992 City Artworks at Pratt, Seattle, WA., "Faculty Exhibit"

Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA., "Annual Environmental Invitational"

MIVAL Gallery, Mercer Island, WA.

Christo's Invitational Umbrella International, Pasadena, CA.

1991 Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA., "Faculty Exhibit"

Public and Corporate Collections

Bailey Boushay House, Seattle, WA.

Cornish Art Institute, Seattle, WA.

Preferred Mortgage, Seattle, WA.

Seattle Mortgage, Seattle, WA.

Anchorage Loussac Library, Anchorage, Ak.

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Ak.

British Petroleum, Anchorage, AK.

SAFECO Insurance, Anchorage, AK.

The Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage, AK.

Mohr's work is in numerous private collections both national and international.

Artist Residencies

Arts in Education Programs as Artist in Residence -- GilderSleeve, Alaska, Meyers Chuck, Alaska and Seattle, WA.

Publications

CreativPaper Spring Print Issue 2018

CreativPaper Issue 007, December 2017

Studio Visit Magazine, August 2017

The Nice Niche, NYC, NY, October 2016