Lee Relvas’ work encompasses sculpture, writing, music, and performance. Using laborious, devotional processes that result in simple shapes and lines, she explores the translation of sculpture into drawing, the slow body into quick thought, and the drone of interior experience into spontaneous gesture. She had recent solo exhibitions at Callicoon Fine Arts in New York and Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles, and has also exhibited and performed at The Hammer Museum, Various Small Fires, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Brooklyn Museum, Art in General, ZieherSmith, Honor Fraser Gallery, Suzanne Geiss Company, Orchard, and Ochi Projects. She was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant in 2016. She has released six solo albums of music, and currently records under the moniker Rind. Relvas was among the group that became known as the USC 7 after collectively dropping out of their MFA program; she spoke about the experience at the 2015 CreativeTime Summit and in ArtForum.
photo: Lee Relvas, SomePhrases: Callicoon Fine Arts, New York