Guided by intuition, I strive to produce work that is a compelling visual experience in my abstract, acrylic paintings. I create a complex surface using many techniques that may include mark marking, collaging, stamping, and stenciling. Much is improvised as the artwork develops. A back-and-forth between spontaneity and intention characterizes my approach. Painting in the moment, I yield to the process to unearth the painting's potential. Then I step back to evaluate the formal concerns of line, color, shape and balance to influence my next move. This visual dance creates many layers of paint over line and texture leaving intriguing traces of what came before.
Over the last 28 years, Lee Muslin has participated in over 300 exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as several other countries, including 24solo shows. Three of her solo exhibitions were in Philadelphia and five were in New York City. Many New York and Philadelphia gallerists and museum curators have selected her art for juried shows. Her work has been published in Ink Pot, a literary journal, Artistry Magazine, Creative Insights and Manhattan Arts International in addition to 27 other publications. Lee’s art has been on the cover of two Philadelphia Stories magazines and a book of poems.Chris Valardi has reviewed her work in The Irregular, as well as Deborah Kostianovsky in the InLiquid Blog.
Ms. Muslin has been privileged to receive 36 awards including Best of Show from the North Penn Arts Alliance, First Prize from Artists' Equity, First Prize in Watermedia at the Meadowood Juried Exhibition and purchase awards at the Independent School of Rock and the Ninth Annual Kennedy Plaza Fine Arts Show. She attended the University of Delaware as a fine art major and subsequently received a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. A firm believer in education, Lee continually takes workshops at various art centers as well as nationally recognized abstract artists.
1996 Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY AAS, Photography
1971 University of Delaware, Newark, DE Fine Art major
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA School of Visual Arts, New York, NY New York City College, New York, NY
Awards & Honors
Meadowood, Second Place, Acrylic
2019 North Penn Arts Alliance, Envisioning the Creative Freedom of Jazz Award
2018 Artists Equity at Baker Gallery, West Chester University, First Prize
2016 Purchase Award, Independent School of Rock, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Third Award, Aloft, Beauty Gallery, Newtown Square, PA
2014 Special Award for Abstract Art, Annual Juried Exhibition, Meadowood, Worcester, PA
2010 First Prize Other Media, North Penn Art Alliance, Lansdale, PA
2003 Purchase Award, Ninth Annual Kennedy Plaza Fine Arts Show, Long Beach, NY