Eva Lee is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker who is fascinated by the nature of mind and reality. Investigating mind has led her to respond to the findings of neuroscientists. Dual Brains is a real-time EEG data-driven performance inspired by studies on human neural interdependence.
Other work includes digital animations, video installations, original drawings and editioned prints each exploring what lies at the threshold of perception. Some of her work has been described by The New York Times as “hypnotic” depictions of the “awesome infinities and minutiae of the cosmos.”
She has exhibited at galleries and museums nationally, including The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The DeCordova, and Bronx Museum for the Arts. She has screened internationally at Cannes Short Film Festival, BBC Big Screen, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and other venues. Recent events include SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC presented by Harvestworks/Thoughtworks Arts. Her work is in the Tampa Public Art Collection, Connecticut Artists Collection, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and other collections. Awards include fellowships from Fulbright, Asian Cultural Council, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Hemera Foundation, and Mind & Life Summer Research Institute.
The artist’s Fulbright Scholar Research project, “Indo-Tibetan Mandalas: Blueprints for Discovering the Nature of Mind and Reality,” examined the roots of Buddhist visual culture and philosophy of mind. She traveled to ancient and contemporary monasteries in the Himalayas to document 10th to 12th century historical sites, create new artwork, and investigate the continued importance of mandalas for meditation.
She is currently exploring the well-documented Buddhist model of mind and its application to computation and artificial intelligence.