ARTISTS | Lee Salomone
Lee Salomone graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1991. He works in a range of media – including installation, photography, sculpture and works on paper. His work addresses both the contemporary world around him and his cultural heritage, with Italian peasant traditions having provided a life-long source of inspiration for his practice.
Fundamentally a story-teller, Lee Salomone makes use of the ‘existing’: by combining physical objects with lived experiences and observations, he creates narrative, history and memory, both national and personal. Salomone describes his sculptures as ‘contemporary artefacts’. We can’t think of a more apt term!
Lee Salomone has presented more than 25 solo shows and been curated to more than 60 group exhibitions in his career both here and in Berlin. Exhibitions of note include Palimpsest (1999–01, 2009), at Mildura Arts Centre, Breeding Ground (2008) at Jam Factory, Adelaide, and CACSA Contemporary 2010: THE NEW NEW (2010) at Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide.
He lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
1988 Associate Diploma in Art, North Adelaide School of Art, Adelaide
1986 Certificate in Art, North Adelaide School of Art
Art Gallery of South Australia, National Museum of Australia, Unley Museum Collection, Adelaide, AAC Archivio Arte Contemporanea, Numero Civico Cultural Association, Rovereto, Italy, Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria, Migration Museum, A Division of the History Trust of South Australia, Private collections throughout Australia and Germany