Lee Balan

Born: Detroit, MI
Schools: Wayne State University;
University of California at Long Beach;
Arizona State University. B.A. in Art and Sociology. Graduate Certificate in Counseling
For the last 15 years, I’ve concentrated on Digital Art. My digital prints have been featured in several shows. My inspiration comes from the simple act of living from day to day. My art is a way to discover answers to questions about consciousness and life: How do people survive? How do we flourish in a life cut short by death? Currently, I use Digital art to discover the answers I seek. The digital medium helps me see the world through a different lens. Each image I create is a fragment of a larger whole.
Artist Statement:
Everything is built from structures. Architecture is the metaphor for the compounded structures that create reality. The universe is a structure. Consciousness is a structured organization. Art is multidimensional, composed of layers within a structured matrix.

Recent Exhibitions:
• Local Color Gallery, “Modernism,” Featured Artist, Palm Springs, 2016
• Fusion Gallery at Backstreet, One Person Show, Palm Springs, 2017
• Create Space, One Person Fund Raiser & Show, Palm Desert, 2018
• Gallery 2-Sun, Featured Artist, Tucson, AZ. 4/2019
• Arizona Theater Co., Group Show, Tucson, AZ. 4/2019
• Recently invited to be in the LeoniArt Project as a visionary artist.
• Arizona Art Museum Virtual Show & Archive, the Pandemic, 2020
• Raices Taller 222 Gallery, juried show, Pandemic Response, AZ, 2020
• Untitled Gallery, Best in Show Resilience, Arizona, 9/2020

 Cover of Third Wednesdayleebalanarts@gmail.com Magazine (poetry & prose). The spring issue, 2020.
 Untitled Gallery – Virtual and Live exhibition in Tucson, AZ on March 3 rd, 2020. Received First Place for “Resilience.”
 Raices Taller 222 Gallery – Tucson, AZ. Online Group Show, “Corazones Unidos” 2020. https://www.raicestaller222.com/copy-of-artists
 The University of Arizona Art Museum: Online Group Show. picturing2020.artmuseum.arizona.edu
 LeoniArt Drop III – “Venezuela Visionaria.” Online Group Show.
 Fusion Art Awards: Online group show, “Colorful Abstracts” – honorable mention awarded for digital art. 2021
 American Art Awards: Nov/2021 https://www.americanartawards.com/the-best-artists-in-the-world-2/2021- winning-artists/ – 5th place tie for Digital Abstract. 2nd place tie “self-portrait.” 4th place tie “Magical.”
 My Art is to be included in the book, “More Disruption” by Art Critic, John Seed. View this email in your browser Art Impact – accepted in the online show – “Congratulations on being selected for the Urbanization and Health International Art Exhibition.” Opening March 18, 2022.
 Art Impact (online show): Bronze Award winner for “Urban Health.” 2022
 Camelback Gallery (online show): 2 Bronze Awards, Feb 2022.
 Website Urban Legends: https://leebalanarts.wixsite.com/mysite
 Red City Blog: https://leebalanarts.wordpress.com