b. New York, NY, 1988
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

emaildionnelee@gmail.com


Education
2017   MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010   BAFA, Fine Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2018   The Break Before the Swell, LightSource, San Francisco, CA

Two Person Exhibitions
2018   Meeting Place, with Nkiruka Oparah, LAND AND SEA, Oakland, CA
          Deep Horizon, with Richard Jonathan Nelson, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017  Eleven and a Half Hours, with Shirin AbediniradAggregate Space, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018   RELAY 2, Slide Space 123 / Mills College, Oakland, CA
           CCA Gala, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2017   The Black Infinity, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH
           An Idea of a Boundary, San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Set on Freedom (Screening), Queens Museum, Queens, NY
           Have Your Own / Tenga Tu Propio, DTA, New York, NY
           I Expected Something Up Out of the Water Not the Shadow in the Wave That Rose, MFA Thesis Exhibition,
           Fused Space, San Francisco, CA
           Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
           Back to the Garden, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
           Hold, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
           MFA Now 2017, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
           30th Annual Barclay Simpson MFA Award Exhibition, Wattis Institute Perry Family Event Center, San Francisco, CA
2016   13x13x13, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
           The Reconsidered Landscape, Perry and Carlson, Mount Vernon, WA
           Photography is Magic, Curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
2015   Outside Ourselves, Ourselves Outside, 1340 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
2013   Transition, The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2010   Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Aster Tide Auk, Potential Life Studios, Rochester, NY

Awards & Honors
2016   Barclay Simpson Award
           California College of the Arts / Anderson Ranch Residency Program, Snowmass, CO
2011   Photography Fellow, Baxter Street @ Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Curatorial
2012   Young, Gifted, and Black: Transforming Visual Media, co-curated with Shanté Cozier, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography
On land, landscape, and representation, interview by Christina Wiles in conjunction with the exhibition The Break Before the Swell, June 2018
Wolfman New Life Quarterly, Issue #2, April 2018
An Idea of a Boundary, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2018
Critic's Pick, Artforum, November 2017
Making Iran and Oakland Feel Like the Same Place, KQED Arts, September 2017
10 Fall 2017 Exhibitions Not to Be Missed, San Francisco Chronicle, August 2017
we are not citizens / we are magicians, Simon Fraser University Press

Professional
2017-18      Lecturer, Undergraduate Photography, California College of the Arts
2017           California College of the Arts, Teaching Assistant, History of Photography
2016           California College of the Arts, Teaching Assistant, Dialogues & Practices (graduate course)
                  California College of the Arts, Teaching Assistant, Core Studio 2D: Text, Image, Content
2015           Teach for America National Team, Photo Editor
2013           Friends of the High Line, Program Assistant (2013-2015)
                  International Center of Photography, Teaching Assistant, CE Track Program Seminar
2011           International Center of Photography, Education Assistant (2011-13)
                  ICP @ The Point, Teaching Assistant, Beginners Black & White Darkroom (ages 10-13)