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Lee Balan

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Gateway City, 2013 Digital Construct - on Aluminum & Gator Board 61" X 21" © 2013
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Cloud City, 2013 Digital Construct - on Aluminum & Gator Board 61" X 21" © 2013
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City Grid Digital Painting
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Blackout City Digital Painting © 2016
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Robot Condo Digital Painting
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New City House Digital Painting
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New World City Digital Painting
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City Abstract Digital Painting
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Grey Cityscape Digital Painting
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Angel Towers Digital Painting
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City Center Digital Painting
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City Eyes Digital Painting
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City Stress Digital Painting © 2016
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City Fantasy Digital Painting
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City Gallery Digital Painting
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City Invasion Digital Painting
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Cityscape Digital Painting
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City Train Digital Painting
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City Machine Digital Painting
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grafitti City Digital Painting
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Virtual City Digital Painting
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City Contrast Digital Painting
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Digital CIty Digital Painting
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City Shoppers Digital Painting
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Night City Digital Painting
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Quantum Jello City Digital Painting
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Refugee City Digital Painting
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City Traffic Digital Painting
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Virtual Vegas Digital Painting
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Underground City, 2013 61" X 21" © 2013
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Astral House, 2013 Digital Photography & Photoshop 22" X 62" © Astral House 2013
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Future House, 2012 Digital Composite 20" X 40" © 2012
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Synergy House Digital Relief
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Modern World , 2014 Photoshop - Printed Relief on Aluminum & Gator Boards 55" X 55" © 2014
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Modern World, 2014 Digital Printed on Metal 30"x 40" © 2014
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Marilyn Hotel Digital Painting
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Detroit, Michigan
Lives in
Palm Springs
Works in
Palm Springs
Schools
Cal State University Long Beach, 1963, BA
Arizona State University
Tags
assemblage mixed-media, poetry-reading, visual, Art, science-fiction mixed-media, abstract, installation, performance, photography, digital
Statement

Artist’s Statement: 

STRUCTURE 

Everything is built up from structures. Architecture is the metaphor for the compounded structures that create reality. The universe is a structure. Consciousness is a structured organization. Art is multi-dimensional composed of layers within a structured matrix.  

According to Alison Assiter, four ideas are common to the various forms of structuralism. First, that a structure determines the position of each element of a whole. Second, that every system has a structure. Third, structural laws deal with co-existence rather than change. Fourth, structures are the "real things" that lie beneath the surface or the appearance of meaning.

“Structuralism frees the artist from the precious object, the originality of the product, the integrity of the medium and the quality of presence. Without the validation of the subjective response, and without the restrictive maxims of  Modernism, art can be redefined to include or exclude almost anything.

Bio: 

I have been working and exhibiting as an artist for more than thirty years.  I am also a poet and performance artist.  My writing has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines.

My last full-time employment was as the Director for a model mental-health program called The Clubhouse (employed at The Mental Health Association and Pacific Clinics).  In that role, I emphasized the benefits of art and writing to help clients control symptoms.  I developed and facilitated several art and writing workshops for mental health consumers.  I wrote a successful grant for an art program to help clients explore their creative abilities.  I was the art-curator for several shows featuring work produced by adults with mental disabilities; I wrote articles dealing with the benefits of art education; and, I designed and edited two collections of art-and-writing created by disabled adults.  I worked in this field for fifteen years.

I was the first art director and editor for Beyond Baroque Magazine in Venice, California.  I was instrumental in starting the Beyond Baroque Art Gallery where poetry readings were held on a weekly basis.  I managed the gallery and organized special events.  

Since 2003, I have devoted my full attention to art.  I work in photography, assemblage, painting, and digital imagery.  I have received several awards for fine art.  I have a blog of short stories and art at:  leebalanarts.wordpress.com 

 Recent Exhibitons: 

  • 2nd City Arts Council Gallery, Juried Show, Long Beach, 2007 
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Juried Show, Award Winner, 2007
  • City Hall of Palm Springs, Juried Show, 3rd in category, 2008
  • M-modern Gallery, Group Show, Palm Springs, 2009
  • Gallery Mystere/The Vault, Solo Show, Palm Springs, 2009
  • Woods Gallery, Group Show, Joshua Tree, CA, 2010
  • L.A. Center for Digital Art, “Snap to Grid” Group Show, 2010
  • Take Root Festival, Group Show, San Francisco, June, 2011
  • L.A. Art Association Gallery 825, Group Show “Out There,” 2011
  • Lifework Gallery, Two Person Show, Palm Springs, CA, 2012
  • “Infinite Exposure,” Group Show, UCR-Palm Desert, CA, 2012
  • “Modern Splendor,” Savage Gallery, Solo Show, Palm Springs, 2012
  • "50 Shades of Great," Group Show, Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, 2013
  • Phantasmagoria - 5 artists, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, 2013
  • JTAG gallery - received Honorable Mention in the group show - Joshua Tree, 2015 
  • Local Color Gallery - 2 person show, Palm Springs, 2016
  • JTAG gallery - "Americas" group show, Joshua Tree, 2016
  • Fusion Gallery - Solo Show, Palm Springs, 2016
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