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Mido Lee

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Birth year

Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco


Edinburgh College of Art, 2010, MA
Shih Chien University, 2009, BFA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

photography, traditional, surrealism, conceptual, video-art, installation, typology

Bio / CV

Mido Lee is a photographer from Taiwan with a concentration in traditional methods of photography presented in a contemporary context. Lee holds an MA in photography from Edinburgh College of Art and an MFA in photography from San Francisco Art Institute. She was awarded Best of the Bay Artists 2010, the 2012 Professional Women Photographers Annual Mention, and first place in SCRAP’s 4th Creative Reuse Exhibition. Mido Lee has presented series "Thorns" in Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, SOMArts, and Marin MOCA in 2013.


2012 MFA at San Francisco Art Institute in Photography
2010 MA at Edinburgh College of Art in Photography
2009 BFA at Shih Chien University of Communication Design in 3D Animation


2013 APAture planning committee, KSW, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
2012 Flying Fish, AAWAA, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A, Emerging Curator
2012 Hibernation, Phoenix Hotel Suite 43, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A, Curator 
2011 Hidden Story, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A, Curator 
2011 A Spectator In The Dark, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A, Curator


2013 MarinMOCA National Juried Fall Photography Exhibition, CA, U.S.A. 
2013 It Is Only Natural, Linus Galleries, CA, U.S.A
2013 MarinMOCA National Juried Summer Exhibition, CA, U.S.A. 
2013 underCurrents & the Quest for Space, AAWAA, SOMArts, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2013 Photo I.D., Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center, CA, U.S.A
2012 Scrap, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A
2012 Real People 2012, Old Court House Art Center, Woodstock, IL, U.S.A.
2012 #43 Phenix Hotel, San Francisco Art Institute MFA, CA, U.S.A
2012 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
2011 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
2011 Simulacrum, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, U.K.
2010 The Best Of Bay Area, California, U.S.A.
2010 Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, U.K.
2010 Art Complex, Edinburgh, U.K.
2010 Roxy, Edinburgh, U.K.
2010 Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.


2012 1st Place, SCRAP annual award, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2012 37th Professional Woman Photographer Honorable Mention, NY, U.S.A.



2013 Tree Language, InSite Gallery, On-Line Gallery,London, U.K.
2011 Unicorn Tapestry #7, Paul Sack Still Light Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
2010 Dote to Scotland, Paul Sack Still Light Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.



Janos Gereben, Infinite variety of Asian artists, Examiner, [San Francisco, CA], 5 May 2013, Electronic News.

Jorge Rivas, More Anger Toward Jean Quan After Night of Violence at Occupy Oakland, Color Lines News For Action, [San Francisco, CA] 2 Nov. 2011, Electronic News

San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Fine Art Catalogue 2012, [San Francisco, CA] May 2012. Print.

Edinburgh College of Art, Master of Art Catalogue, [Edinburgh, UK] July. 2010. Print.

Photography Editor and Producer: Shih Chien University, Shih Chien University Communication Design Magazine, Young Designers’ Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009. Print

Recent Exhibits

Mido Lee participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2016 Vision: An Artist's Perspective
Kaleid Gallery
Mar, 2014 Thank you for Failing
Kearny Street Workshop
Oct, 2013 APAture '13: A Window into the Art of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists
Arc Studios & Gallery
May, 2013 underCurrents & the Quest for Space
SOMArts Cultural Center
Dec, 2012 "SCRAP Art" - SCRAP’s 4th Creative Reuse Exhibition
Arc Gallery & Studios
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