Dionne Lee

September 2021

Dionne Lee, born in New York City and based in Oakland, received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2017. She has exhibited work at Aperture Foundation and the School of the International Center of Photography (New York City), and throughout the Bay Area including Aggregate Space, Interface, LAND AND SEA, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. In 2016, Lee won the Barclay Simpson Award and a Graduate Fellowship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. In 2019, she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and a finalist for the San Francisco Artadia and SFMoMa SECA awards. She was Art Forum Magazine’s Critics’ Pick in 2017 and 2019. She currently teaches photography at San Francisco Art Institute and Stanford University.



While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained our ability to physically host artists in Syracuse, Light Work has responded innovatively to offer continued support in the form of remote residencies. The remote residency experience support artists in developing their artistic practice from their home or designated studio space. In addition to the stipend, artists will benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, as well as the extraordinary freedom to determine their own residency’s shape and timing. Our AIR participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing, scanning, printing, editing for book projects, and working closely with our staff for feedback and conversation.