Anyah Lee was graced with the strong hands and stature of a farmer, courtesy of her paternal grandfather. She was born and raised a New Englander, exploring the woods and swimming holes of local mountains, valleys and the Atlantic Ocean; equally exposed to the cultural diversity of the city. Both her small town high school art department and MassArt opened up a whole world of artistic study for Anyah Lee, where she developed her foundation in figurative sculpture and mural painting.
Corcoran College of Art and Design is where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and remained in DC, not only where her own work was growing in popularity, but also to start a not for profit community art program incorporating studio art classes with public art projects for youth in Shaw, NW and the H St Corridor, NE. Exhibitions, events and fundraisers were a major component to it’s success, which brought in collaborations with emerging and professional artists.
In 2003, her son was born and she moved to the Boston area where she continued her work as a community artist throughout the metro region, hiring youth to create site specific murals and offering weekend studio workshops throughout the year.
In 2008, she took on the position of Art Program Manager for a non profit in Somerville MA serving adults with developmental disabilities. The job involved the full spectrum of tasks: planning the curriculum, projects and exhibits; identifying community partners; managing the off site gallery space with over 20 volunteers; art sales; teaching art, skill building such as framing and displaying merchandise; retail training and managing projects for our many off site venues.
Current studio endeavors focus on the experiment of painting, and the use of arbitrary subjects or de-contextualized objects to express a visual dialogue between color form and pattern. She is illustrating for a company based out of Milwaukee and after a near fatal vehicular accident in 2017, taught herself to walk again and have full function in her limbs. This process led Anyah Lee to understand that there is more she can accomplish and dreams of doing with her hands, and that is to work with others so they begin to understand and feel within themselves, the subtleties and ability to create space within through breath and movement. She is an avid yogi and inversion trainer and just about to complete her license for massage therapy at Elizabeth Grady School of Massage in Medford.
Anyah Lee is always accepting art commissions, mural projects and sells her studio work throughout the year.
Anyah Lee is also accepting clients for movement and body work.
Please feel free to inquire within.