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George Lee Studio

Seattle, WA

"Art with a passion for place"
Seattle / 206.949.9221 // ///

George Lee is a sculptor, public space strategist and experimental architect whose practice provokes and implements solutions to environmental and social crises. Using site-specific art, spatial design, and strategies for public engagement, Lee’s work investigates human relationships with the natural world, place, and the unseen interconnections in our everyday lives. As an artist committed to public participation, Lee has a strong history of engaging with multicultural and disadvantaged communities and is particularly interested in maximizing interactivity and site integration of sculpture.

Lee has earned public art awards from the City of Seattle, Museum of Northwest Art, King County and Vassar College, and practiced landscape architecture with Turenscape (Beijing) and SvR | MIG (Seattle) prior to starting his independent studio in 2015. In addition to creating sculpture, George practices public space equity and capital project development consulting, takes on special architectural work, and regularly mentors and sits on selection panels for Seattle area design and art studios and competitions. He is a consultant for Seattle Parks Foundation and has been a featured speaker for Fulbright International.

“Throughout the two years George worked with us for the Celebrate Happiness Lantern, he was diligent, communicative, and thorough. George demonstrated that he is a skilled public artist – from community engagement and having discussions with community members, forming concepts that resonated with people and place, to the technical and often tedious aspects of permitting, fabrication, and bureaucratic challenges – he navigated it all with patience and tenacity. Thank you for all your hard work, George!”

- An Huynh, Public Realm & Community Manager, SCIDPDA

“George was incredible with which to work. He has a great eye for design and architecture, was very helpful focusing our community to decide on the Donor Grove and then the details to bring it to life, and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with the final artwork. George is unique in that he is both very creative and highly organized. I look forward to, hopefully, working with George again.”

- Jef Nobbe, Development Director, Camp Solomon Schechter
Wescover creator since 2020

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