(b. 1970, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.
Rozana Lee holds an MFA with First Class Honours from Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. Her current research and practice investigates how cultural dynamism can be felt as togetherness or belonging, without being grounded in homogeneity. Working across textiles, paintings, installations, and moving images, she explores distinctive cultural spaces and the life of particular communities that allow for something shared, both within and beyond existing national and geographic boundaries.
Recent exhibitions include Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania, Christchurch Art Gallery (2020-2022), Future Flowering, Play Station (2020), Reconfigure(d), Guangzhou, China (2019) andTwo Oceans at Once, St Paul St Gallery (2019). She is a finalist in a number of New Zealand art awards: Wallace Art Awards (2019, 2018), Parkin Drawing Prize (2019, 2016), Molly Morpeth Canaday Award (2017, 2015), and Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Awards (2017, 2016). Lee was the joint winner of People Choice Award for Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2018 and Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Water Colour Award 2018.