Esmond Lee 李春錦 is an artist, photographer, and practising architect based in the suburbs of Toronto. As a second-generation Chinese Canadian, Lee explores long-term and intergenerational experiences of migration in peripheral spaces. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and draws from this background to examine identity, belonging, and nuanced cultural and political borders in the built environment. Lee is proud to create hyperlocal research and art concerning his community in Scarborough. He recently participated in Ontario Heritage Trust’s Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program and created a 250-foot vinyl mesh installation for Nuit Blanche Toronto Scarborough. Lee’s work is in CAMH’s permanent collection. He is supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts and recognized by the Ontario Association of Architects.
Below the City – Nuit Blanche, CBC Metro Morning, Oct. 4, 2019
Akimbo Hit List
Scarborough Arts Sign at Fool’s Paradise
Doors Open Ontario Community Workshop
Ontario Heritage Trust – 2019 Artists in Residence
Yonder at Koffler Gallery – Art Toronto
Migration and Memories: The Nature of Things by Letticia Cosbert
Proof 22 at Gallery 44 – ARTORONTO.ca
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