Jeni Lee has worked as a professional artist for over 15 years, creating emotive abstract landscapes and mixed media paintings.

With nature’s environment as the foundation of her work, she has lived and traveled in the some of the most diverse landscapes of the West. From a childhood spent in the coastal California countryside, to Idaho’s river valleys, to finding her home among the forests of the Northwest and attending artist residencies in New Mexico, Kauai, Oregon’s high desert and at the Vermont Studio Center.

After receiving her degree in Painting and Printmaking from Portland State University, she began exhibiting her work at galleries and venues throughout the Northwest, including healthcare and hospitality venues.

Jeni Lee resides in Portland, Oregon and works daily out of her colorful art studio where she continues to partner with art consultants, designers and galleries to place her work locally and beyond. 

She currently shows her work with Brian Marki Fine Art in Portland, Oregon and Palm Springs, California, as well as in shops and galleries locally and along the Oregon coast.

Resume

education & professional experience
2000 Bachelor of Art Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2017-2015 Volunteer, Portland Open Studios

selected exhibitions

2017 Gallery Artist, Brian Marki Fine Art, Palm Springs, California
2017 Gallery Artist, Brian Marki Fine Art, Portland, Oregon
2017 Juried Event, Portland Open Studios, Oregon
2017-2016 Featured Artist, Tilde, Portland, Oregon
2017-2016 Featured Artist, Maiden Astoria, Astoria, Oregon
2017-2016 Featured Artist, Finnesterre, Manzanita, Oregon
2016 Hood to Coast, Mel’s Frame Shop, Portland, Oregon
2016 Juried Event, Portland Open Studios, Oregon
2016 Juried Event, PDX-CSA, Portland, Oregon
2016 Featured Guest Artist, 12x16 Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2015 Gallery Artist, Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon
2015 Juried Event, SE Area Artwalk, Portland, Oregon
2015 Juried Event, Portland Open Studios, Oregon
2014 Juried Exhibition, 28th Annual Miniature Show, Cannon Beach Gallery, Oregon
2014 Siren Nation Art Show: Paint Your Art Out, Portland, Oregon
2014 Juried Event, Portland Open Studios, Oregon
2014 Juried Exhibition, Fire & Water: Contrasts in Expression, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Oregon
2014 Juried Exhibition, ArtWorks NW, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, Oregon
2013-14 Pulse Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2012 Layers and Textures, Mel’s Frame Shop, Portland, Oregon
2011 Palpare, Anka Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2010-2009 The Pines Winery, Hood River, Oregon
2009 Interpretative Landscapes, Pearl Designs Center, Portland, Oregon
2009 Juried Exhibition, Beaverton Arts Showcase, Beaverton, Oregon
2009-2001, Gallery Artist, Brian Marki Fine Art, Oregon
2008 Kebanu Gallery, Bend, Oregon
2008 Monothon PDX, Portland, Oregon
2006 12×16 Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2005-2006 Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, Oregon
2006 Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon
2005 Juried Exhibition, Onward & Artword, Gresham City Hall, Gresham, Oregon
2005 Alumni Exhibition, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon
2004 The Alibi Room, Seattle, Washington
2004 Annual Juried Show, Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach Oregon
2003 Cassidy’s Restaurant, Portland, Oregon
2003 Salem Salon Show, Salem Bush Barn, Salem, Oregon
2001 Brian Marki Fine Art, Portland, Oregon

public commissions and collections
2016 Hawthorne East, Portland, Oregon
2015 Oregon Reproductive Medicine, Portland, Oregon
2013-14 Kaiser Westside Medical Center, Hillsboro, Oregon
2012 NCNM Clinic, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon
2010 Lobby Installs, Red 160 Apartments, Redmond, Washington
2010 Lobby Installs, Yellow 160 Apartments, Redmond, Washington
2009 Phoenix Chiropractic, Portland, Oregon
2009 Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver, Washington
2008 Hotel Modera, Portland, Oregon
2008-2001 Legacy Emanuel, Good Samaritan, Meridian Park Medical Centers
2007 Norton, Beggs and Simpson, Portland, Oregon
2007 Providence Medford Medical Center, Oregon
2006 Totem Steel, Portland, Oregon
2005 Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver, Washington
2004 Fidelity Title, Portland, Oregon
2003 Providence Medical Building, Oregon
2003 Milliman USA, Portland, Oregon
2003 Ernst and Young, Portland, Oregon
2002 Precision Cast Parts, Portland, Oregon
2002 Precision Automation, Vancouver, Washington
2001 Willamette Industries, Hillsboro, Oregon
2001 Trammel Crowe Co., Tigard, Oregon
2001 In Focus Corp., Wilsonville, Oregon

awards
2008 Studio Art Direct & Hotel Modera: NW Design Awards, People’s Choice IIDA Oregon Award,
Boutique Hotel Magazine Best Lobby Award
2005 Small Works Exhibit, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, Oregon
2003 Fellowship, Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2003 Judges’ Choice Award, Salem Salon Show, Salem, Oregon

art fairs and festivals
2016-2015 Artist, Portland Open Studios, Art in the Pearl, Portland, Oregon
2016 Artist, Portland Open Studios, Salem Art Festival, Salem, Oregon
2015 BAM Arts Fair, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2015 Salem Art Festival, Salem, Oregon
2014 Art in the Park, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon

charity events
2017 CAP Art Auction, Portland, Oregon
2015 HRC Portland Gala, Lewis and Clark Estate Garden, Portland, Oregon
2015 An Artful Evening, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2015 Veteran Featured Artist, The Recycled Rain Project, Portland Oregon
2014 Featured Artist, The Recycled Rain Project, Portland, Oregon
2014 Siren Nation, Paint Your Art Out, Portland, Oregon
2013 The Recycled Rain Project, Portland, Oregon
2010 Art on the Vine Benefit Auction, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon
2010 17th Annual Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon
2010 The Big 100 Art Show for the Oregon Food Bank, Portland, Oregon
2009 Art on the Vine Benefit Auction, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon
2009 The Big 100 Art Show for the Oregon Food Bank, Portland, Oregon
2009-2010 Nature Inspires Art, Friends of Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, Oregon
2008 Masquerade Ball, Benefit Art Auction, White Box Gallery, NYC
2005 Cascade Aids Project, Art for Life Benefit Art Auction, Portland, Oregon
2005-14 Annual Buckman Art Show and Sell, Portland, Oregon
2004 Cascade Aids Project, Art for Life Benefit Art Auction, Portland, Oregon

press
-The Daily Astorian, Coast Weekend, Feature, “Stormy Weather Arts Festival”, Nov 5, 2015
-Portland Tribune, Featured Artist, “Artists in Their Natural Habitats”, Oct 9, 2014
-KBOO, Arts Focus Interview with Studio Art Direct, 2014
-Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Guide, Featured Artist,  “Fire and Water”, June 2014
-Studio Art Direct Blog, Kaiser Westside Hospital, July 2011
-VIA Magazine, AAA Traveler’s Companion, Hotel Modera art review, May/June 2009
-The Oregonian A&E, Art at the Hotel Modera, June 6, 2008
-Cascade A&E, Featured Artist and Interview, Summer 2006
-The Oregonian, 26 July 2003

publications
2016 Summer, VoiceCatcher Journal, Featured Artist
2015 Winter, Volume 28, Studio Visit Magazine, Featured Artist
2014 “Tranquil Relief Through Nature”, The Art of Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center
2009 “Artists to Watch in 2010″, Decor Magazine
2003 Featured artwork, Portrait of Portland, Volume 9