Combining digital photography and found images, "3x10(3)" is an exercise inspired by the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy with 1000 hands and 1000 eyes. The series is built upon the premise that divine existence is immanent and interpenetrates every thing. It extends beyond time, space and culture. The eyes and hands represent creation and ideas. The mouths represent humanity and our pursuit of desires.
Born in Hong Kong, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute, and named in 2008 by the Chicago Artists' Coalition as a Chicago Artist to Watch, ATYL is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her concept driven work incorporates themes of childhood, femininity, urban life, and the delicate interplay between human connection, their interaction with each other and their environment. She has shown recently at ARC Gallery, Evanston Art Center, Hyde Park Arts Center, and Woman Made Gallery, and is one of the artists selected for the City of Chicago Riverwalk public art project.
- Chicago Public Library's Women's History Month, Women in the Arts, 03/2009, Bezazian Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois
- Chicago Artist to Watch, presentation, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Illinois
- JUST CitRUX, invitational solo exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
- 2-person photography, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, Indiana
- Hong Kong Literature Study, April 2009
- Claudine Isé, Review: Trace/Memory/Evanston Art Center, 01/26/2009
- Abraham Ritchie, Trace/Memory, Gallery Hop Chi, ArtSlant.com, 01/12/2009.
- Lauren Weinberg, Cashing in - Mary Jane Jacob juries ARC Gallery's timely "Money, Money, Money," Time Out Chicago, Issue 202, Jan 8-14, 2009.
- Miguel Jimenez, An Interview with Alex Lee, Chicago Artist to Watch, Chicago Artists' News, July - August, 2008