Sally’s Room, PR Edition, 2016

Printed exclusively for Picture Room, this edition of 32 serigraph prints reproduces the ink on paper painting of the same name. The original work is from a series of paintings produced for Picture Room, in which full pages of clip art catalogs from the 80s and 90s, depicting decorative borders that would appear in emails and newsletters, are meticulously copied in absorptive india ink on archival rag paper. The labyrinth-like composition calls to mind the symmetry of a formal garden, and draws from Lee’s fascination with blueprints of mandalas as a child in Nepal. Lee returns to the glyphs, lexicons and alphabets that saturated her aesthetic landscape growing up as the child of two linguistics scholars, and applies the precision of Eastern calligraphy to translate digital forms into handmade mark.

Maia Ruth Lee, is an cross disciplinary artist b. 1983, Busan, South Korea. Lee grew up in Nepal, and now lives and works in Salida, Colorado. Lee’s recent 2021 solo exhibition was presented at Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Lee’s other solo exhibitions took place in 2016 and 2018 at Eli Ping Frances Perkins (NY) and Jack Hanley Gallery (NY) respectively. Lee participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial 2019, CANADA gallery, Studio Museum 127, Salon 94 in New York. Lee was recipient of the Rema Hort Mann grant in 2017 and her work is held in the public collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Silkscreen print
Edition of 32 + 4 AP
Printed by Kayrock

Custom framing recommended in Natural Maple or Natural Walnut with artwork floated on archival mat board. Please see here for framing options and make a note of frame preference when checking out in the Order Comments.