Lee Ann Paynter
University of Kentucky, 2009, BFA
Lee Ann Paynter is an artist, an activist and an educator. She currently lives in Kentucky, and is a Lecturer of Digital Media Foundations and Photography at the University of Kentucky's School of Art & Visual Studies. With an MFA in Photography and Media from California Institute of the Arts, her oeuvre consists of traditional methods of photography, digital media, sound design, video and installation. Lee Ann’s work takes on social and political issues investigating the ideas and agency around intolerance and acceptance, inequality, gender roles, and environmental issues, as well as the media’s role in those representations. Lee Ann is also a street photographer, frequently documenting her environment and travels. Committed to social justice, she served as a representative on the Steering Committee for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and has both an active socially engaged practice and an active exhibition schedule. Lee Ann’s work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally.