John Lee is an illustrator from Memphis, TN currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and is an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts in the Illustration as Visual Essay program.
He’s worked in a variety of markets including: storyboarding, advertising, editorial, book, and web illustration. He has also taught illustration at the Memphis College of Art.
Selected clients and projects include: MK12 (Harmonix), BBDO (FedEx), Baker & Hill (National Geographic, The National Park Service), Royale (Toyota), This Land Press, The Pitch, Lawrence Journal World, and Memphis Magazine.
Recognition includes: Communication Arts Illustration Annual 54, AIGA TN Gold Illustration 2012, and CMYK Magazine #41.
Adventure Awaits, Gallery Nucleus, 2014.
Memphis Illustrated, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2014.
You Can Do It Put Your Back Into It, Light Grey Art Lab, 2013.
Station Zero, Light Grey Art Lab, 2013.
…Is not Cuvier the greatest poet of our age? … Our immortal naturalist has reconstructed worlds from bleached bones; rebuilt cities from teeth…
- Honoré de Balzac on Georges Cuvier