Advisory: As Halifax Water is currently undertaking work at the Fountain campus, we ask our community to not drink the water at the Fountain campus. We will update you as soon as the work has been completed.

JJ Lee to deliver guest lecture on March 6

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Virtual (on Teams)

In this talk, JJ Lee will speak about her highly lauded exhibition “In My Yesterday 我的昨日拾光” organized at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax in the summer of 2023. The exhibition included her own artworks, alongside historical objects and documents, which told her family’s multi-generational story of emigration from China to the Maritimes.

Whitewashed. Stop motion Animation. JJ Lee, courtesy of the artist.

About JJ Lee

An Asian woman stands in front of a white and blue backdrop.

JJ Lee was born and raised in Halifax, N.S., to parents who immigrated from China and Hong Kong. Through mixed-media paintings and drawing installations, Lee explores the hyphen between identities and representations that result from colonization and immigration. For over 30 years, she has exhibited in public institutions and artist-run centers across the country, winning multiple grants and awards, both for her individual work and The Drawing Board collective. Lee won the top award for the Print Category from the Canadian Ethnic Media association for her work featured in Canada’s History Magazine in 2023.

JJ Lee is an Associate Professor, Contemporary Issues of Representation at OCAD University in Toronto. In 2022, she received OCAD University’s Price Teaching Excellence Award. She is currently Acting Chair, Contemporary Drawing and Painting program. Lee is represented by Prow Gallery in Halifax, N.S., and Gallery on Queen in Fredericton, N.B.


Instagram: jumpinjj 

OCADU profile: