Flounder Lee is an artist/curator and postgraduate researcher in Art & Media at the University of Plymouth, UK pursing his PhD in art and curatorial practice. He was raised on the ancestral lands of the Yuchi, Shawnee, Muscogee/Creek, and Cherokee peoples.
He received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from California State University Long Beach—both in studio art and photography. His group exhibitions include: From Within in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Ishara: Signs, Symbols, and Shared Languages at Concrete in Dubai; and Tashkent Biennale VIII in Uzbekistan. He’s had solo shows in Serbia, the US, China, and Cambodia.
He has curated many shows and he founded and co-ran SpaceCamp MicroGallery.He has written several essays including for Tribe: Photography and New Media in the Arab World. Several overlapping themes run throughout his work: decolonialism, mapping, science, the future, and environmental change. He is media agnostic, using various media such as photo, video, performance, sound, and installation to create work that touches on these topics. His PhD project deals with anti-oppressive, mundane, decolonial futures through both an artistic and curatorial perspective.