Rachael Lee is a contemporary Australian printmaker and public artist, born in Brisbane in 1969, currently living and working in South East Queensland.
Her practice reflects a desire to explore and connect with her local natural surroundings. As a mixed media artist and intuitive printmaker, she uses collagraph, linocut and stencil techniques to create layered prints investigating visual perception and the underlying patterns, rhythms and codes found in nature.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in several Queensland hospital collections, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery Collection, Logan Art Collection and in various corporate and private collections throughout Australia.
In 2015, Rachael was the recipient of a Regional Arts Development Fund grant and an Arts Queensland grant to create new works for her fifth solo show entitled Envisage – unseen rhythms presented at Logan Art Gallery in 2018. This RADF funding also allowed Rachael to undergo a residency in 2016 in Canberra at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery, while being mentored by esteemed artist and printmaker G.W.Bot.
Rachael’s time is spent between her studio practice and public art commissions.
Lendlease and iAM Projects commissioned Rachael in 2016 to create ten works on paper for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and in 2017 Rachael worked with Creativemove to produce a series of nine sculptural elements - Hide and seek, for Lendlease’s Yarrabilba community. While Logan City Council in 2019, commissioned a public art sculpture - Shake your tail feather, for Hillcrest and a stencil design for Springwood to be incorporated in a newly constructed pathway.
Currently in the studio, Rachael is producing work for her sixth solo exhibition Drawn by a whisper to be exhibited at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland in February 2020.