First Friday Santa Cruz



Elizabeth Lee

Profile Image
Email hidden; Javascript is required.


Artist Statement

Elizabeth Yuenfong Lee is a Hapa abstract artist working primarily in painting and mixed media. She also has a background in music, film, theater, printmaking and other arts. Her work is based in abstract expressionism. Nature, and the California coast where she lives, is a constant source of inspiration. Water, boats, and other mystical elements from Chinese cosmology, minimalism, pop art, as well as themes of spirituality, identity and alienation all coalesce in her artwork in various forms.

Elizabeth uses the energy of color to create a visceral experience for the viewer. Her approach can be considered shamanistic with the living work of the canvas. While her intent partially deifies the painting process, she also maintains a sense of humor and chronic playfulness, which fuels each piece with a wanton joy.

First Friday Artist Registry

The First Friday Artist Registry is an opportunity to connect your work with First Friday venues, curators and general art-enthusiasts. Register today and create a profile that will be viewed specifically by people looking for artists to show. Setting up a profile takes minutes and you can update it and make changes anytime you like. An annual subscription costs only $40.