Lee Gainer is a visual artist in the metro DC area who creates meticulous works that explore the construction and recall of memory. She is presently a resident in the competitive residency program at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The American Prospect. She was a semi-finalist for both the 2013 Bethesda Painting Awards and the 2012 Trawick Prize and also a recipient of a Creative Communities Fund Grant for her work with the 2011 Source Festival. Lee also curates a blog, Peek (www.leegainer.blogspot.com), which has presented a new contemporary artist each weekday since February 2008.