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 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 in his project, Below the City, concerning Scarborough suburbs. Recent public art works include a continuous 250-foot long vinyl mesh installation for Nuit Blanche Toronto in Scarborough and a 25-foot tall public installation at Malvern Town Center. He was invited as an artist-in-residence by Ontario Heritage Trust and forthcoming Toronto Public Library. Lee’s work is part of the CAMH permanent collection, and recognized by the Ontario Association of Architects and Burtynsky Grant. Lee is supported by the Toronto, Ontario, and Canada art councils.
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