Brooklyn Campus Council for the Arts Presents Dawn Lee

February 12, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – February 12, 2015 – The Brooklyn Campus Council for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will showcase the paintings and drawings of Dawn Lee, associate professor and chair of SJC’s Department of Art, from January 28 to March 11 in the Alumni Room Gallery in Tuohy Hall. A gallery talk will take place on Thursday, February 19 at 12:40 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Dawn Lee has been surrounded by art since childhood, as both her mother and father were painters. Creative processes were always an integral part of her life, and maintaining the connection between experience and art is one of her major passions. Being an avid lover of the outdoors, nature is the inspiration for her paintings, prints and drawings, which have been exhibited nationally and throughout the New York area. Ms. Lee has lived and worked on Long Island since 1990. She is originally from Colorado, where she received her BFA in printmaking, and moved to Brooklyn, New York to study painting at the Pratt Institute. She later received her MFA in painting from Long Island University.   

“I am an artist intrigued by the creation of two-dimensional imagery,” said Ms. Lee. “Most of my artwork is derived from techniques involving painting, drawing and printmaking. My artistic vision is defined by a passionate commitment to art, nature and outdoor experiences. Nature presents information in profound ways—my subject and processes combine to convey a sense of energy."

SJC’s Council for the Arts is a coalition of students, faculty members and staff who serve as a focal point for the College’s educational and community outreach programming in the arts. By expanding and integrating campus arts activities, the Council seeks to enhance the public image of the College as a cultural center in Brooklyn and aims to make arts and cultural events more accessible to its students and area neighbors.

All Council for the Arts events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit, or call 718.399.0358 or 718.940.5752.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.