Christine Lee is an interdisciplinary research artist, designer and lecturer with a creative practice characterized by an objective to reveal the latent potential of disregarded material. Her most recent endeavor, a collaboration with engineer John F. Hunt of the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, has lead to the discovery of a non-toxic patent pending substrate which could potentially be used in interior functional and structural applications. Their collaborative efforts have been presented at the BMRA Decon Conference in 2011 at Yale, the Furniture Society Conference in 2012 at MECA, and at the Global Institute of Sustainability in 2013 at ASU. Lee has exhibited at venues such as the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, The Bellevue Arts Museum, the Aspen Art Museum and ASU Art Museum. Lee has been a resident artist at places such as Purchase College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arizona State University, Recology, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Center for Turning and Furniture Design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During her residency, we will develop products created from a patent pending non-toxic wood and recycled fiber composite board Christine developed in partnership with engineer John F. Hunt and the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory.
Christine spent August developing a collection of consumer products demonstrating her patent-pending, recycled fiber material including iPad cases, coat hangers, origami boxes and a suite of furniture. Special thanks to John Hunt and the USDA Forest Products Lab, DodoCase, Council, Pagoda Arts and Machinic