Born 1978, USA; Currently lives and works in Florida


2020–           PhD Art & Media (in progress), working title: Many Mundane Futures: Envisioning and Shaping More Just, More Sustainable Possibilities through Anti-Oppressive Art and Curatorial Practices; University of Plymouth, UK; Dr Anya Lewin (director), Dr Sana Murrani (second supervisor)

2007               Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, focus in photography/digital art; California State University Long Beach; Thesis Committee: Kyle Riedel, Todd Gray, Craig Cree Stone, and Doug Buis

2003              Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Photography (cum laude); University of Florida; Gainesville; Studied under: Sergio Vega, Valerie Mendoza, and Barbara Jo Revelle

Selected Teaching Experience

2014-2019    Associate Professor of Studio Art; American University in Dubai

2014               Principal Lecturer in Photography; Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

2007-2013    Assistant Professor of Photography and Intermedia; Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020-2021      Group Hug; Inside Out Gallery; Sacramento, CA, USA

2019               Secondhand Market, 2178; Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

2012               Rise and Retreat; Sammaki Gallery; Battambang, Cambodia

2009               Re/Move; Foto, kino i video savez Vojvodine; Novi Sad, Serbia

2008               Own; Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life; Indianapolis, Indiana

2006               Self-Organized Mapping; Werby Gallery; Long Beach, California

Selected Commissions/Public Art

2019               From Within; Al Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; via Ministry of Culture

2018               Ishara: Signs, Symbols, and Shared Languages; Concrete, Alserkal Avenue Arts District, Dubai; via UAEUnlimited, curated by Karim Sultan

2016               Just Deserts; Sikka Art Fair; Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai; via Dubai Culture

2015               Pipeline; GMIS Launch; Al Ain, UAE; via UAE Ministry of Economy and UNIDO

2015               Water Works; Sikka Art Fair; Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai; via Dubai Culture

2014               Time Lapsed; Indianapolis International Airport

2013               Mapping Mendenhall Glacier by Kayak 1 (Block); Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Center, Indianapolis

2011               Plymouth, Also; DXDX; Plymouth, England, UK

2007-2008    Timed-Exposure; 31 S Meridian, Indianapolis, Indiana; via the Arts Council of Indianapolis

Selected Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances

2020               Creative Distancing: Even in Solitude Creativity Continues; Art Museum of South Texas

                       SPE WxSW Film Festival; online due to covid

                       Lost: Festival de Arte Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (online due to covid)

2019               House of Failure; Tashkeel House, Al Fahidi, Dubai

2018               Tashkent Biennale VIII; Central Exhibition Hall; Tashkent, Uzbekistan

                       Dubai 2021; Satellite Gallery; Dubai

2017               Inverse Performance Arts Festival; Northwest Arkansas, USA

                      Transvideo: Borderless Image; Diagonal Gallery; Santurce, Puerto Rico

                      Quoz Arts Festival; Warehouse 61; Al Serkal Arts District; Dubai

2016               Samples 2016 // Transvideo: Borderless Image; Aalto University Learning Centre; Finland

                        Conquistadores de lo inútil: Happy little trees, pretty little mountains…; diorama gallery, Mexico City

                      Festes de Gràcia VIII; UntitledBCN; Barcelona, Spain

                       Seven; UntitledBCN; Barcelona, Spain

2015               Liquid Cities: Video Art Festival; XY Gallery, New York City

                        Innovation Week; American University in Dubai

2014               The Right to Read: Censorship and Grove Press; The Kinsey Institute; Bloomington, Indiana

                       Wanderlust; Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery

                       Let’s Talk about Love, Baby; Byers Gallery; Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio

2013               Banned Books Re-Covered; Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library; Indianapolis, Indiana

                       The Self-Portrait Show; Indianapolis Arts Council 924 Gallery

                        Love Library; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

2012               End of the World; Indy Indie Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana

2011               Chopped and Stretched; Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska; Curated by Angeles Cossio & Jeff Thompson

                       Histories/Memories; Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival; Chicago, Illinois; curated by Drew Noble

2010               Barcelona Art Contemporani 11; Casa D’Art Santa Maria; Barcelona, Spain

                        Bewegterwind-Turbulenzen; Nationalparkzentrum Kellerwald; Vohl, Germany

                        Art Inspired by Science; Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University; Ashland, Oregon

2009               Glimpse of LA Photography; José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College; California

                        Pilgrimages Through the Centuries; LeFevre Gallery, Ohio State University Newark

                        Low Lives; FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Florida, and labotanica,Houston, TX (concurrent live performance telecast) juried by Jorge Rojas

                        Mind the Gap; Harrison Center for the Arts; Indianapolis, Indiana

                       New Media Show; IU Kokomo Art Gallery; Kokomo, Indiana

2008               Bewegterwind-der Wind Formt; Twistetal-Gembeck, Hesse, Germany

                       Borderlands; South Seattle Community College Gallery; Washington

2007               Backscatter: All Photography Show; Create:Fixate Gallery, Hollywood, California

                       In-Edit Fesitval; Buenos Aires, Argentina

                       Photography as Witness; University of Maine Art Gallery

2006               Open 2006; Gallery 825; Los Angeles, California; Juror: Ann Philbin, Hammer Museum

                        Art, Technology, and Society; Digital Media Center; Santa Ana, California

                       OneMinute Film & Video Festival; Aarau, Switzerland

                       VideoMinutoPopTV; Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci; Prato, Italy

2005               The Show; Drawing & Painting Foyer, University of California Irvine

                       Los Angeles Art Festival; 305 Mateo

Selected Curatorial Work

2021               Curator; Mundane Futures Pavilion, the wrong biennale (online)

Co-Director; More Just, More Sustainable Futures 1.0: Artistic Research Symposium for PhD Students: Multiple Ecologies, Diverse Ontologies; University of Plymouth (Online)

2019               Curator; Crossings and Corridors: Linda Adele Goodine and Saba Qizilbash; NYUAD Project Space

                        Curator; The Future is…Ordinary?; Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

2018               Curator; On this night…; Jean Paul Najar Foundation Museum, Alserkal Avenue Arts District, Dubai

2016               Curator; Photography Live Student Exhibition; Dubai World Trade Center

2014               Co-Organizer; Feelings International Video Experience; American University in Dubai

2013               Curator; Eco-Logic: Artists’ take on Environmental Changes; SpaceCamp MicroGallery; Indianapolis

                       Co-Curator; Double Vision II-A Multi-Channel Video Festival; Herron School of Art

2011-2012    Curator; Mapable; SpaceCamp MicroGallery; Indianapolis, Indiana

2011               Curator; TPS Reports: Performance Documents; SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Indianapolis

                       Curator; Aerospacial; Frank and Katrina Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

2009               Curator; One Performative Night; Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis

2008               Curator; LA2ND; Biscuits and Gravy Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana

2005               Co-Curator/Founder; Greater LA MFA Exhibition (GLAMFA); Cal State Long Beach

Selected Articles by Others (Personal Work)

2019       Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary (editors); Emergency Index: Performance Practice, VOL. 7. (images)

2018       Joyti Kalsi, “The art of communicating”, Gulf News, March 7. (images)

               Melissa Gronlund, “On how we communicate in the polyglot Gulf”, The National, March 7. (images)

               Anna Seaman, “Ishara: Signs, Symbols and Shared Languages”, Art Africa, March 8. (images)

2017       “Flounder Lee: Videos”, LandEscape, Spring. (images)

2015       Dhanusha Gokulan, “Sikka Art Ushers in Two-Month Art Season”, Khaleej Times, 17 March 2015. (image)

               Muhammad Yusuf, “Three’s Company”, The Gulf Today, 19 March 2015.

2014       Stigmart Team, “Flounder Lee”, Video Focus, 8th edition, Stigmart10 Press, October 2014. (images)

                Fari Bradley, “Interference: New Media Art”, Six Pillars, Resonance 104.4FM London, UK.

2013       Jim Simmons, “Banned Books Week”, Art of the Matter TV, Episode 201, PBS/WFYI, November 5, 2013.

2011       Dan Grossman, “Flounder Lee’s Big Adventure”, NUVO, 30 November 2011. (cover, feature)

               Travis DiNicola, “Flounder Lee”, Art of the Matter, NPR, WFYI, Indianapolis, December 16-17, radio.

2010     Gretchen Becker, “Test Fest challenged artists…”, Indianapolis Star, October 21.

2009       Ana Manojlovic, Interview for Art-Box. Panonija RTV, Novi Sad, Serbia. April 2.

               Michael Corbin, “Flounder Lee”,, April 4. (image)

2008       “Kunst im Wind”, Eider-Diemel TIPP, Nr. 33; August 16.

2007       “Photography as Documentary”, Ellsworth American, March 26.

                Alicia Anstead; “UMaine show puts focus on ‘Witness’”, Bangor Daily News, March 9.

2006       Queena Kim, “New Art”, Interview on Off Ramp, KPCC Radio: Pasadena, California, Dec 30.

                Kimberly Beil, “Open Show”, Review in Flavorpill LA Issue 198, December 12.

Selected Articles by Others (Curatorial Work)

2018       Nadine Khalil, “The Object of Performance”, Canvas Magazine, May/June 2018. (image)

2013       Stacey Mickelbart, “Review: Eco-Logic at SpaceCamp MicroGallery”, NUVO, 7 March 2013. (image)

2012       Janet Schneider, “First Friday at SpaceCamp MicroGallery”, Indianapolis Star, 7 September 2012. (video)

               Dan Grossman, “Jordan Bernier, ‘Slow Motions’”, NUVO, 13 March 2012. (image)

2011       Dan Grossman, “Review: ‘Mapable’ at SpaceCamp Gallery”, NUVO, 6 December 2011. (image)

               Joseph Williams, “Review: Aerospacial at the Herron”, NUVO, 21 March 2011. (image)

Selected Publications by Me

2021        Review: A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean at the OMA; Number Magazine (online)

2019       Zied Ben Romdhane: West of Life and Other Projects; Tribe: Photography…; Issue 8; 2019. (cover)

               Access/No Access; Jalal Bin Thaneya: Beyond the Fence Catalogue

2016       Estabrak Al Ansari; Tribe: Photography and New Media from the Arab World; Issue 3; November.

               Lydia Ourahmane; Tribe: Photo and New Media from the Arab World; Issue 2; March.

2012       US-Tribal Treaties: December 26th, 1854; So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library: Volume 1; Fall 2012

2011       Report from Venice: IMA’s Venice Biennale; NUVO; 9 June 2011. (image)

Selected Guest Lectures/Conference Panels

2021        Mundane Devices from the Future; WiGiP/GiP Conference on Intercultural Philosophy: Demarginalizing Futures (forthcoming)

2019       The Artist and Failure; Tashkeel House, Dubai; Moderator

2017       Changing Lenses: Photography and New Media from the Arab World; CAA Conference; NYC; Panel

2016       out|side: scholarly approaches to art; The Jamjar; Dubai; Panel

               Looking at your Past to Plan Long-Term; Photography Live; Dubai World Trade Center

2014       Interference; The Farjam Foundation; Dubai, UAE; Gallery walkthrough for exhibition

2012       Intersections: Art, Science, and the Environment; Mid America CAA panelist; Detroit, Michigan

2011       Flounder Lee: Grad School and Beyond; University of Alaska South

2010       7 Simultaneous Lecturers: Indy Arts and Globalization; Clowes Auditorium at Indianapolis Central Library

2008       Remapping History; Mid America CAA panel co-chair with Sarah Kanouse

               The Role of Classical Practices in the Digital Age; Mid America Print Council, panelist

               Grenzwanderung; Nationalparkzentrum; Herzhausen, Germany

Selected Awards/Residencies

2019               Residencia Corazon Curatorial Residency; Buenos Aires, Argentina

2019               Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China (3 months)

2017               Tentacles/Surface Arts Residency; Bangkok, Thailand

2016-2017    Campus Art Dubai; Core Member (6-month program by Art Dubai)

2016               UntitledBCN Artist Residency; Barcelona, Spain

2015               Odysseys Artist Residency; San Ramon, Costa Rica

2012-2013      IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Grant; Curating Environmental Art; PI

2012               New Frontiers Exploratory Traveling Fellowship; Sea Level Rise in Thailand; PI

2011               Research Support Funds Grant; Lens-Based Mapping of the Juneau Icefield Glacial Retreat; PI

2009               Overseas Study Program Development Grants, IU OVPIA; World Studio, Hesse, Germany; Co-PI

Selected Collections and Portfolios

UAE Unlimited/Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Jeremy Efroymson; Indianapolis, Indiana

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction; Bloomington, Indiana

Common Terrain Portfolio

Private Collections; Los Angeles