“Painting is an unspoken and largely unrecognized dialogue, where paint speaks silently in masses and colors and the artist responds in moods.” ~ James Elkins
Lee Mohr is a painter whose vision is centered in the landscape, and for whom the natural world offers a deep spiritual connection. While her work is often drawn from experience of a particular place, Mohr’s creative process is one of distillation and refinement in the service of images that possess great clarity and harmony. The resulting work is a confluence of Mohr’s inner landscape and the natural world influenced by Sumi brushwork and the Mystic Painters of the Northwest. Her paintings maintain a link to reality in their organization of space and specific attention to textures, but they also possess an otherworldly quality that goes beyond surface appearances. A painting process that is a combination of both planning through drawings and intuitive spontaneity working in oil glazes and velaturas on canvas or panel to create subtle textural landscapes. As the landscape emerges from these multilayered surfaces Mohr would like you to be immersed in the visual poetry of our observable world.
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. Lee Mohr currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.
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.
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.
Arts in Education Programs as Artist in Residence -- GilderSleeve, Alaska, Meyers Chuck, Alaska and Seattle, WA.
CreativPaper, October Print Issue 2019
CreativPaper Spring Print Issue 2018
CreativPaper Issue 007, December 2017
Studio Visit Magazine, August 2017
The Nice Niche, NYC, NY, October 2016