This work is part of the “I’m Not the Girl I Used To Be” series. This series is ongoing and addresses identity and the feminine. As this series unfolds, imagery relating to gender, ageing, faeries, paper dolls, and sirens are explored. While the faces may appear childlike and innocent at first, there is often an underlying psychological undercurrent. The viewer may initially respond to the playfulness of an image, however upon closer look they will find that there is often more there than first meets the eye.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lee is an artist working in the Chicago area. Her paintings have been included in numerous exhibits and juried shows and have received numerous awards. Lee’s research interests include contemporary art, art criticism and aesthetic theory, and Byzantine and Islamic art and architecture.
Lee Stanton holds a Master of Fine Art in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University, Master of Art in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago a Master of Education in E-Learning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor degree from Illinois State University.
Lee teaches Art History at McHenry County College and the College of Lake County. She is also a course developer for Columbia College of Missouri’s online campus where she teaches Art Appreciation and participates each year in the Columbia College Study Abroad program.
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