Lee Maelzer is a London born and based artist who studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London for BA Hons, (First Class), in Fine Art and the Royal College of Art, London for her Masters Degree in Fine Art, painting.
Since 2005 she has had nine solo exhibitions and has exhibited widely in group shows in the UK. Including the Bloomberg Space; Kenny Schachter ROVE Gallery; Christies, London; Charlie Smith Gallery; The Royal Academy; EAST Gallery, Norwich; Fieldgate Gallery; Carter Presents; The Dot Project; Calvert 22; APT Gallery; Collyer Bristow; Zabludowicz Collection 176 Project Space; Flowers East; Museum 52; Cell Project Space; Jessica Carlisle Gallery; Angus-Hughes Gallery; Poppy Sebire Gallery; Saatchi New Sensations & The Future can Wait, Victoria House; Transition Gallery; Coleman Art Projects; and the National Portrait Gallery. She has also curated seven exhibitions in London galleries.
International exhibition venues include Sothebys (Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and New York); SOL Atelier, Nicosia, Cyprus; Espacio de Projectos, Barcelona, Chateau Radvanov, Czech Republic; Porimuseum, Finland; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca, Mexico; Gallerie Palais Essada, Tunis; Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland; Tjanjin Academy of Fine Art & Yantai Art Museum, Yantai; Tjanjin Academy of Fine Art, Artall Gallery, Nanjing; Jiangsu Art Gallery, China; APT Drashan, Vienna; After the Butcher, Berlin; Konsthallen, Trollhättan; Resy Muisjers Contemporary Art, Tiilberg, Switzerland; Lola Nikolau Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece; Torrence Museum, Los Angeles, Her work has also been shown in Venice, Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Nanjing and Estonia.
She received the Bryan Robertson Trust Award, 2019, The Abbey Fellowship at The British School at Rome, 2004, participated twice in Bloomberg ARTFutures, was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize, the Celeste Art Prize and twice shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize.
Residencies include: Girne American University Funded Residency, Kyrenia, Cyprus (2018); Artistic Crossing, Tunis, Tunisia (2016); Directional Forces, Psarades, Greece (2016 & 2015); Aldeburgh Beach Lookout Project, Aldeburgh, UK (2013); JOYA residency, Los Gasquez, Spain (2010); Deviant Art Festival, Trollhattan, Sweden (2007); Storefront Artists’ Project, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, (2007); Abbey Fellowship, British School at Rome, Italy, (2004); Arts Council of England Fellowship, Colima, Mexico, (2002)
Permanent collections include Zabludowicz Collection; David Roberts Collection; Queen Mary University, London, The University of the Arts Collection; Frank Cohen Collection; Calvert 22; Hudson Valley Community College and extensive private collections.
Features include Resonance FM: VENUS RISING with artist Lee Maelzer, a series of 8 conversations about women and art, presented by Sharon Gal; Turps Magazine, Issue Thirteen: Geraldine Swayne interviews Lee Maelzer; AMBIT 223: Lee Maelzer, Fortune’s Entrails; Vox Pop television feature 06.05.2018; The Moth magazine, Issue 37; Le Document, Issue 1.
She is a senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University of East London at BA where she also supervises at Professional Doctorate level. Other lecturing posts include BA Hons courses at Central St Martins College of Art, Winchester College of Art and City and Guilds of London Art School, visiting lecturer at Loughborough College of Art BA and on the MA at the Royal Academy Schools and the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.