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Lily Lee

“The Shroud of 1,000 Springs Jane Doe"
Lee’s previous work commemorating anonymous victims include “The Shroud of 1,000 Springs Jane Doe,” handwoven cotton, found, burnt clothing, 65″ x 22,” Lily Lee, 2018.

The Commuter Biennial, a new public arts initiative premiering throughout the greater Miami, Florida area this summer, includes the work of Lily Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Art, Design and Visual Studies.

According to its press release, this exhibition “seeks to democratize access to contemporary art by activating unconventional and underutilized sites, with artwork situated in Miami’s sprawling suburban landscapes. Paying particular attention to the county’s vast and complex system of highways and canals, this exhibition will reinvigorate commuter experiences with art, and thereby shift focus to the extensive communities in transit that make up the lifeblood of Miami-Dade.”

Lee will create and install a series of memento mori sculptures at sites where anonymous victims of unsolved cases have been found along canals in Hialeah Gardens and Homestead.

The Idaho Press featured Lee in a recent article: