Rona Lee

Rona Lee is a Professor of Fine Art at Northumbria University. Her artistic practice is research led and context responsive, encompassing a range of media, settings and forms of intervention.


Water has served as a locus of enquiry within a number of projects, including research at the UK National Oceanography Centre, one of the world’s top five research institutions, into methods of mapping deep sea environments - probing questions of desire, alterity and the nature of the scientific gaze.  She is currently developing a new body of work addressing Geological Imaginaries of the Anthropocene.


Lee has an international record of exhibition and publication - recent work includes: Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping; from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations, Cerritos Art Gallery, California (2015) Envisaging the Deep - imagining a relational geography of the uninhabitable in Emerging Landscapes - Between Production and Representation, London: Ashgate (2014), That Oceanic Feeling, Southampton: John Hansard Gallery (2012); and has been the recipient of many awards from bodies such as the Leverhulme Trust, Arts Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England.


She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, of the steering group for Artquest, an ACE national portfolio organization in support of professional artists across their careers and convener of GeoStudio a group of researchers within the Department of Arts at Northumbria, whose interests include the philosophy, politics and aesthetics of Geo-materiality, the Post Natural and Post Human.

Link to publications


For further information see:


The Cultural Negotiation of Science  
Department of Arts  
Northumbria University 

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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